Blue and White Drop First Game of the Year to Susquehanna

Blue and White Drop First Game of the Year to Susquehanna

Middletown, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team hosted non-conference opponent Susquehanna on Sunday November 27th. The Lion's had a strong first half but struggled in the second half to get on the board. Harrisburg went on to lose their first match of the year, 82-56.

Penn State Harrisburg 56 Susquehanna 82

Penn State Harrisburg Starters

Jazmon Harris, Khalil White, Marquese Daniels, Gbolahan Alliyu, Kahlil Williams

Susquehanna Starters

Jason Dietrich, Tyler Hoagland, Dalton Reichard, Steven Weidlich, Ryan Traub


Penn State Harrisburg: 3-1

Susquehanna: 4-1 

Team Stats:

Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 18-58 (31%) Susquehanna 23-49 (47%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 6-25 (24%) Susquehanna 6-21 (29%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 14-22 (63%) Susquehanna 30-37 (81%)

Rebounds: Harrisburg 29 Susquehanna 42

Assists: Harrisburg 6 Susquehanna 10

Turnovers: Harrisburg 11 Susquehanna 15

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 3 Susquehanna 1

Steals: Harrisburg 7 Susquehanna 6

Game Highlights:

-Penn State Harrisburg got off to a great start in the first half, jumping out to a 7-3 lead thanks to two jumpers from Kahlil Williams and a three pointer from Marquese Daniels

-The visitors responded with their own 13-0 run to lead 16-9 with 13:10 to go in the first

-The Lion's regained the lead with 10:40 to go as Khalil White sank a three-point jumper and Daniels followed in his footsteps with a layup and free throw

-Susquehanna pulled ahead in the closing minutes to head into halftime 39-28

-Susquehanna opened up the second half with their own 12-0 run to extend their lead to 53-30

- Penn State struggled to get back on track in the second half and slow the River Hawks down  

What's Next?

Penn State Harrisburg will host their first conference game of the year on Wednesday November 30th as they take on York (Pa.) at 8 pm.