ARLINGTON, Va. – Penn State Harrisburg fell to a deep Marymount (Va.) squad on Wednesday night, Jan. 15. With both teams jockeying for position in the middle of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) standings, the Saints (11-3, 4-2 CAC) used 40 points from their bench to defend their home court and best the Lions 70-40.
Penn State Harrisburg was led by senior captain Kenny Stone (Philadelphia, Pa. / Scotland). The Philadelphia native netted a team-high 12 points while sophomore Jamaal Dubose (Bowie, Md. / Bowie) chipped-in with seven tallies.
Freshman Winton Lyle (Washington, D.C. / Bullis School) scored the game's first points and put the Lions ahead early. Throughout the rest of the first half, however, the visitors struggled mightily on the offensive end, scoring just 11 points on 5-21 shooting from the field.
Marymount (Va.) opened the game on a 12-3 run and used a 16-8 advantage to close out the first half's final 9:55. The Saints' Reed Scott made a difference in the early going, scoring 12 of his game-high 14 points in the opening stanza.
Trailing 28-11 at the break, the Blue & White cut the deficit to 16 when senior captain Will Doyle (Franklin, Va. / Tidewater Academy) knocked down a three-ball early in the second half. After falling behind by as many as 21, the Lions showed signs of life when Lyle connected from beyond the arc to bring Penn State Harrisburg within 15 with 12:33 left to play.
Unfortunately for the visitors, the Saints used an 18-3 run over the next 4:45 to effectively put the game out of reach.
In addition to Stone and Dubose's output, Doyle, Lyle and freshman Marquese Daniels (Philadelphia, Pa. / Philadelphia Electric & Technology Charter) netted five points apiece. Doyle, Lyle and junior Joey Farthing (Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield) each grabbed a team-high four rebounds.
Marymount (Va.) outshot the Lions from the field 44.2 percent to 30 percent. The Saints also managed a 91.7 shooting percentage from the foul line compared to just 46.7 percent by the Blue & White. Penn State Harrisburg had a rough night on the glass and was outrebounded 47-24.
The loss dropped Penn State Harrisburg to 6-8 on the year and 3-3 in league play. The Lions face another tough matchup in their next outing when they again take to the road to face off with the CAC frontrunners from Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18.
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