Freshman Duo Shine in Loss to Seahawks

Freshman Duo Shine in Loss to Seahawks

Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team hosted the St. Mary's Seahawks on Saturday January 13th for the fifth annual Orange for Owen game.  The Lions took the lead early starting the first eight minutes up 18-12, but St. Mary's turned the tide from there and never looked back.


St. Mary's 83 vs. Penn State Harrisburg 71   


Penn State Harrisburg Starters: Keenan Wise, Trent Thomas, Brandon Coleman, Gbolahan Alliyu, Kahlil Williams


St. Mary's Starters: Rouse, Bynum, Twyman, Elder, Murphy




Penn State Harrisburg: 5-10, 1-7 CAC


St. Mary's: 3-12. 2-6 CAC


Inside The Stats:


Field Goals: Penn State Harrisburg (26-61) vs St. Mary's (32-53)

Assists: Harrisburg (9) vs. St. Mary's (10)

Turnovers: Harrisburg (17) vs. St. Mary's (17)

Rebounds: Harrisburg (33) vs. St. Mary's (31)


How it Happened:


The Lions started strong taking an early lead, but the Seahawks fought back to get the game tied 27-27 with 7:02 to play.  St. Mary's then finished the first half with a 18-7 run to take a 45-34 lead into the second half. 


Over the first seven minutes of the second, St. Mary's extended their lead to a game high 23 points.  Penn State never quit and made a run of their own to get as close as nine with 4:40 to play, but were not able to overcome the large deficit the Seahawks had built. 


Impact Performance:


St. Mary's - Matt Ayoub – 17 points, 3-6 from 3pt


Penn State – Keenan Wise – 18 points, 2 assist, 1 steal


Penn State – Brandon Coleman – 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals



What's Next:


Penn State Harrisburg will hit the road Wednesday January 17th for their final CAC contest of the season against Marymount University.  Tip-off is scheduled for 8pm.