Penn State Harrisburg 74, Southern Virginia 63
Coleman, Baylor-Carroll, Scott, Williams, Bing
Wood, Cross, Dill, Johnson, McCreadie
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg completed the season sweep of Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) foe Southern Virginia thanks to a 74-63 road victory on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26.
The Lions (12-7, 4-4 CAC) were led by Donyae Baylor-Carroll's career-high 26 points and four steals. Kahlil Williams turned in a nice effort with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Brandon Coleman was the third Penn State Harrisburg player to reach the double-digit scoring mark with 10 tallies.
Baylor-Carroll knocked down the game's first shot, a 3-pointer on the visitors' opening possession, foreshadowing the type of performance he was about to put forth. The freshman netted 19 points in the first half and helped push what was a 3-point advantage at the 8:42 to mark to a double-digit lead heading into the break.
The Blue & White led 44-32 at the break and never allowed the Knights (4-15, 0-8 CAC) to get back in it. SVU was unable to draw any closer than eight points and the Lions used a quick run midway through the second half to stretch the advantage to as much as 16 points following a Keenan Wise jump shot with 7:29 left to play.
Facing a double-digit deficit with less than three minutes remaining, the Knights strung together a couple of baskets to claw to within five. With only 1:17 left, however, they were forced to foul. Coleman and Williams were clutch at the charity stripe, converting a combined seven free throws to put the game out of reach for good.
Inside the Numbers
- The Lions shot 41.7 seven percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range.
- Southern Virginia shot 40 percent from the floor but the Blue & White held the home team to 10 less shots.
- The Knights won the rebounding battle 36-29.
- Each team converted 18 attempts at the foul line.
- Penn State Harrisburg never trailed.
- Donyae Baylor-Carroll poured in a career-high 26 points, including 15 from beyond the arc and seven from the charity stripe. He also swiped four steals.
- Kahlil Williams netted 15 points and collected a team-high seven rebounds.
- Brandon Coleman added 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.
- Chris Bing finished with eight points and two boards.
- Dylan Daniels chipped in with eight points, six rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes off the bench.
- Tyler McCreadie led the way for SVU with 12 points and seven boards.
The Lions hope to win their third in a row. To do so, they'll have to knock off CAC foe York (Pa.) on the road on Wednesday night, Jan. 30.