Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team faced off against the Frostburg State Bobcats on Wednesday January 31st. Both teams battled hard and held leads throughout the game, but in the end, the Bobcats pulled away in the final minute for a 78-72 win.
Frostburg St. 78 vs. Penn State Harrisburg 72
Frostburg St. Starters: Coston, Alexander, Pettis, Cole, Michael
Penn State Harrisburg: 6-14
Frostburg St.: 10-10
Inside The Stats:
Field Goals: Penn State Harrisburg (31-66) vs. Frostburg St. (28-67)
Assists: Harrisburg (8) vs. Frostburg St. (13)
Turnovers: Harrisburg (13) vs. Frostburg St. (9)
Rebounds: Harrisburg (38) vs. Frostburg St. (39)
How it Happened:
The Bobcats took an early lead by starting out the game on an 12-4 run in the first seven minutes. Harrisburg responded well and slowly worked to take their first lead of the game with just over five minutes to go in the half. The Lions continued to stretch the lead with a team defensive mindset that helped them to go into halftime up 37-31.
Penn State held on to their lead for the majority of the second half extending their lead to eleven with 14 minutes to play. Frostburg worked themselves back into the game with 15-7 run to take their first lead of the second half with just 6:36 to go. Kahlil Williams needed an old-fashioned three-point play with 55 seconds to go to make it a four-point game. Unfortunately, the Bobcats were solid from the line in the final minute and were able to hold on for their tenth win of the season.
Kahlill Williams (PSU) – 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Chris Bing (PSU) – 15 points, 5 rebounds
Lawrence Pettis (FSU) – 21 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
The Lions travel to third place Mary Washington on Saturday February 3rd in a must win contest to stay in playoff contention.