Spartans Take Down Harrisburg in First Conference Game of the Year

Spartans Take Down Harrisburg in First Conference Game of the Year

Middletown, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team dropped their first conference game of the year on Wednesday as a hot shooting York (Pa.) squad downed the Lion's 86-73.

Penn State Harrisburg 73 York (Pa.) 86  

Penn State Harrisburg Starters

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

York (Pa.) Starters

Brad Wesner, Matt Scamuffo, Darin Gordon, Blayde Reich, Zack Galic


Penn State Harrisburg: 3-2

York (Pa.): 4-1

Team Stats

Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 24-58 (41%) York 22-45 (56%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 9-30 (30%) York 9-17 (53%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 16-28 (57%) 27-34 (79%)

Rebounds: Harrisburg 28 York 35

Assists: Harrisburg 6 York 12

Turnovers: Harrisburg 17 York 17

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 1 York 5

Steals: Harrisburg 9 York 6

Game Highlights

-The Spartans blitzed Harrisburg with 9 points in the first four minutes of play to take control of the game early

-Lamar Thomas put Harrisburg back on track and within four of the visitors with their first three pointer of the game

-With only seven minutes to go in the first half, Thomas sank eight straight points to give the Lion's their first lead of the day, 25-24

-Khalil White extended the Lion's lead to four with a three-point jumper with 4:53 to go in the first

-The Spartans finished the end of the first half strong, heading into halftime with a 38-33 lead

-Jazmon Harris and White got things started early in the second half with two back-to-back three's. Harris added two more buckets just a few minutes later to bring the Lion's only one point behind the visitor's

-Harrisburg struggled to slow the Spartan's down as the second half progressed, giving York a 16 point lead with ten minutes to go

-White added three more three-pointers in the remaining minutes but the Spartan's second half lead proved to be too much for Harrisburg

Harrisburg Leaders

Khalil White: 23 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Jazmon Harris: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 5 steals

Lamar Thomas: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Spartan Leaders

Blayde Reich: 15 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Matt Scamuffo: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Dalton Myers: 7 rebounds, 9 points, 2 blocks

What's Next?

Penn State Harrisburg will host Salisbury on Saturday December 3rd at 3 pm for their second conference game of the season