Penn State Harrisburg Shuts Down New Rochelle for First Round of Tip-Off Tournament

Penn State Harrisburg Shuts Down New Rochelle for First Round of Tip-Off Tournament

Middletown, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team fashioned an impressive come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon as they hosted New Rochelle for the Penn State Harrisburg Tip-Off Tournament. The Lion's edged New Rochelle 76-72 in the opening round of the tournament. 

Penn State Harrisburg Starters

Jazmon Harris, Khalil White, John Ukpaiama, Marquese Daniels, Kahlil Williams

New Rochelle Starters

Elijah Harris, Jack Tisdale, Glen O'Loughlin, Hunter Schenkel, Matthew Dean



Penn State Harrisburg (2-0)

New Rochelle (0-1)

Team Stats

FG Shooting (%): Harrisburg 23-57 (40.4%) New Rochelle 25-59 (40.7%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 10-28 (35.7%) New Rochelle 9-25 (36%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 20-36 (55.6%) New Rochelle 15-23 (65%)

Rebounding: Harrisburg 40 New Rochelle 41

Assists: Harrisburg 11 New Rochelle 10

Turnovers: Harrisburg 21 New Rochelle 22

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 5 New Rochelle 3

Steals: Harrisburg 5 New Rochelle 8

Game Highlights:

-The first half was back and forth both both squads after the visitors grabbed an early 9-2 lead in the first three minute of play. Jazmon Harris fought for 2 straight layups and a 3 pointer to tie the game up at 11 each.

-Khahlil White followed through just a few minutes later, sinking 2 three pointers to give Harrisburg their first lead of the day 21-17 with 7:57 to go. New Rochelle regained the lead heading into halftime 32-30

-Kahlil Williams came out strong in the second half, scoring two straight buckets to lead the visitors 37-35. New Rochelle responded with a three to take the lead back. Both teams battled back and forth for most of the second half with 3 lead changes

-With a little over 5 minutes to go, Harris and White each tallied a three to tie the game up 61-61

-The last two minutes proved to be very challenging for both teams as each committed several fouls to send their opponents to the line

-New Rochelle finished their final three pointer of the match with 57.4 seconds to go to bring the game within one of the Lion's

-Penn State Harrisburg held on to win 76-72

Harrisburg Leaders:

Kahlil Williams: 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Jazmon Harris: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Kahlil White: 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

New Rochelle Leaders:

Elijah Harris: 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Hunter Schenkel: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Matthew Dean: 10 points, 1 rebound 

Up Next

Penn State Harrisburg will face the winner of The College of New Jersey and SUNY Geneseo for the final game of the tournament. Game time is scheduled for 3 pm.