Lions Struggle on Road against Desales

Lions Struggle on Road against Desales

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

Haverford Starters:

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. 

Impact Performers:

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. 

What's Next: 

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).