Second Half Surge Lifts Sea Gulls Over Harrisburg

Second Half Surge Lifts Sea Gulls Over Harrisburg

Middletown, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team struggled against the No. 19 Salisbury Sea Gulls on Saturday December 3rd. The Lion's had a strong first half but struggled to buy a basket in the second, dropping their second conference game 70-39.

Salisbury Starters
Al Leder, Chad Barcikowski, Justin Witmer, Gordon Jeter, Wyatt Smith
Salisbury: 5-1
Penn State Harrisburg: 3-3

Team Stats
Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 14-47 (30%) Salisbury 19-54 (35%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 2-13 (15%) Salisbury 5-20 (25%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 7-16 (43%) Salisbury 27-40 (67%)

Assists: Harrisburg 8 Salisbury 8

Turnovers: Harrisburg 20 Salisbury 10

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 4 Salisbury 2

Steals: Harrisburg 3 Salisbury 7

Game Highlights
-Dante Brown got Harrisburg off to a great start in the opening minutes, sinking two straight layups to bring the Lion's within 4 points of the visitors

-Jazmon Harris added to the Lion's first half surge with a jumper to bring the Lion's only three point behind Salisbury's early lead

-Brown came up big with 6 minutes to go, dunking over the Sea Gull's to give Harrisburg a 20-19 lead

-The visitors came back several times in the remaining minutes to tie the game up before Kahlil Williams layup with 2:04 to go extended Harrisburg's lead to 27-24. Harrisburg led heading into halftime 28-25

-Penn State Harrisburg struggled to slow the Sea Gulls down in the second half. The visitor's outscored Harrisburg 45-11 in the second half  

Harrisburg Leaders

Dante Brown: 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal

Jazmon Harris: 6 points, 5 rebounds

Lamar Thomas: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists

Salisbury Leaders
Chad Barcikowski: 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Wyatt Smith: 16 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal

Justin Witmer: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists

Up Next
Penn State Harrisburg will travel to Frostburg State on Wednesday December 7th. Game time is scheduled for 8 pm