Penn State Harrisburg 76, Haverford 71
Baylor-Carroll, Haynes, Scott III, Rodriguez, Daniels
Hartman, Turkson, Cork, Lang, Wujciak
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg handed previously unbeaten Haverford its first loss of the season with a 76-71 decision at the Capital Union Building on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16.
The Lions (3-1) were led by Donyae Baylor-Carroll's 25 points, while Dylan Daniels notched his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Nate Curry was the third player to reach the double-digit scoring mark, netting 10 points off the bench.
The Blue & White jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the early going but Haverford (2-1) answered back with an 8-0 run to keep things from getting out of hand too quickly. The visitors eventually pulled ahead by as many as six points but the Lions responded with a pivotal 15-3 spurt capped by a Kalonji Parker layup that put the home team out in front 26-20 with 3:43 left until halftime.
Things remained tight after the break but Penn State Harrisburg created some breathing room thanks to back-to-back 3-balls from Parker and Baylor Carroll, as well as a Zegary Scott III layup that pushed the advantage to 53-44 with 12:33 left to play.
Baylor-Carroll knocked down two more jumpers from beyond the arc to keep the Fords at bay and the Blue & White stretched the lead to double digits for the first time when Daniels' layup at the 5:44 mark made it 67-57.
Trailing by eight with less than two minutes remaining, Haverford pulled to within three on two separate occasions down the stretch but Daniels and Baylor-Carroll converted clutch free throws in crunch time to hold off the visitors and seal the victory.
Inside the Numbers
- The Lions shot 47.4 percent from the field. Haverford managed a 40.3 percent clip from the floor.
- The Blue & White shot 52.9 percent from 3-point territory and 86.7 percent from the charity stripe.
- Penn State Harrisburg won the battle on the glass 42-to-29.
- Donyae Baylor-Carroll scored a game-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, and added five assists and five rebounds.
- Dylan Daniels netted 15, pulled down 12 boards and blocked six shots.
- Nate Curry added 10 points and six rebounds off the bench.
- Zegary Scott III tallied seven points, four assists and three boards.
- Chris Haynes scored seven points and had three rebounds and three assists.
- Pedro Rodriguez grabbed seven boards to go along with four points, two steals and a block.
- Kalonji Parker chipped in with eight points and two assists in a reserve role.
- Jesse Turkson and Joe Wujciak led the way for the Fords with 14 points each.
The Lions head to Washington College for their first road game of the season on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23.