Middletown, Pa. – The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball faced off against a strong Desales team Monday December 19, 2016. From the starting minutes, the Lions found out it was going to be a long night falling behind early and struggling to get back on track throughout the game.
Penn State Harrisburg Starters:
Brown, Daniels, Nelson, Beard, Pitcher
Fishburne, Ciotti, Dalton, Barron, House
How it Happened:
After Desales started the first 12 minutes with a 29-8 run, things did not get any better for the Lions. The Bulldogs never stopped the pressure and the game moved quickly as the home team went into half with up 45-22. Hoping to turn things around in the second half, Harrisburg couldn't find a way to get a few stops or outshoot the home team enough to lessen the margin. After a mentally and physically grueling contest for Penn State, Desales claimed a 91-56 win.
Inside the numbers:
The Bulldogs dominated most of the stat line and shot an impressive 50% from the field. The Lions only took the advantage from the three-point arc, shooting 8-25 to Desales 7-16.
Desales had stellar performances, but despite the score used a team effort in the quality effort. Slanger led the Bulldogs with 15, while the Lions were led by Ryan Bollinger who came off the bench for 12.
Penn State Harrisburg will take a break until 2017 when they head to the F&M New Year's Classic on January 2nd to face off against Case Western University (3-4).