Middletown, Pa.- Freshman guard Khalil White's 16 points led the Penn State Harrisburg to a close loss to the visiting Mary Washington Eagles. The Eagles finished four free throws with 6 seconds to go to pull ahead and defeat Harrisburg 67-62.
Penn State Harrisburg 62 Mary Washington 67
Mary Washington Starters
Eric Shaw, Austin Hall, Jacob Williams, Brent Mahoney, John Lutkenhaus
Penn State Harrisburg: (5-8, 2-4 CAC)
Mary Washington: (7-6, 3-3 CAC)
How it Happened:
-Penn State Harrisburg jumped out to an early 7-5 lead in the first 2:26 thanks to four early points from Dante Brown. The Eagles went on to find their stride as they went on an 18-10 run to lead 23-17 midway through the first half. Jazmon Harris put the Lion's back on the board with a jumper followed by three points from Nelson Jones.
-Marquese Daniels tied the game up at 34 with only 31 seconds to go before the Eagles finished two free throws to lead by two heading into the half.
-Both teams battled back and forth in the first ten minutes of the second half to hold on to the lead. The game saw four lead changes in the first ten minutes before Harrisburg sank a free throw with 9:41 to go to pull ahead. Harrisburg held on to a three point lead for three minutes before the Eagles went on an 8-0 to pull ahead 60-55. Khalil White sank a three with 7 second to go before UMW was awarded four free throws to seal their 67-62 win
Inside the Numbers:
Penn State Harrisburg shot 31% from the field (20-64), making 5-27 three pointers and 17-26 free throws. The visitors shot 40% from the field (18-45), making 2-12 three-pointers and 29-42 free throws.
Khalil White led for Harrisburg with 16 points and 1 rebound. Gbolahan Alliyu led for the Lion's defensively with 9 rebounds and 4 points. On the Eagles side Eric Shaw dominated with 29 points and 9 rebounds.
Penn State Harrisburg will travel to Wesley on Wednesday January 11th for an 8 pm tip-off