White Leads Charge for Win Over the Knights

White Leads Charge for Win Over the Knights

Middletown, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team grabbed their first conference win of the new year against Southern Virginia on Thursday January 5th. Khalil White led for Harrisburg with 19 points to lead the Lion's past the Knights 66-55.

Penn State Harrisburg 66 Southern Virginia 55  

Penn State Harrisburg Starters
Jazmon Harris, Khalil White, Dante Brown, Marquese Daniels, Gbolahan Alliyu 

Southern Virginia Starters
Chris Richardson, Michael Price, Aarun Rumbaugh, Justin Langford, Cale Thorton 

Penn State Harrisburg: (5-7, 2-3 CAC)
Southern Virginia: (2-10, 0-5 CAC)

Team Stats
Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 24-62 (39%) SVU 16-48 (33%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 7-18 (39%) SVU 5-14 (35%)  

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 11-17 (64%) 18-28 (64%)  

Rebounds: Harrisburg 41 SVU 39

Assists: Harrisburg 5 SVU 5

Turnovers: Harrisburg 13 SVU 20

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 11 SVU 1

Steals: Harrisburg 10 SVU 8

Game Highlights:

-The first ten minutes of the match up showed both teams struggling to find the basket with a combined total of only 19 points. Khalil White's jumper in the 9th minute put the Lion's up 13-10 followed by a layup by Marquese Daniels.

-The visitors regained the lead with three minutes to go before Jazmon Harris sank a three to tie the game up at 23 points each. Daniels followed in his footsteps with a three-point jump shot right before the half the give Harrisburg a two-point lead at the half

-The Knights started the half on an 8-0 run before Harris responded with his own six point run to put Harrisburg back on track. The game remained a tight race before Khalil White extended Harrisburg's lead to ten points with 5 minutes to go with a three of his own. Harrisburg remained strong throughout the last 5 minutes to record their second conference win of the season 

Individual Leaders
Penn State Harrisburg:

Khalil White: 19 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds

Jazmon Harris: 18 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds

Derek Coleman: 10 points, 2 assists, 1 steal

Southern Virginia:

Rashay Douglas: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Alec Johnson: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Up Next
Penn State Harrisburg will host Mary Washington on Saturday January 7th at 3 pm