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
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.
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
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.