Penn State Harrisburg 99, Penn College 81
Baylor-Carroll, Haynes, Scott III, Curry, Daniels
Sosa, Kreider, Vazquez, Garvis, Bakers
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg started its second time through divisional play in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play with a convincing 99-81 victory over Penn College at the Capital Union Building on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 1.
Zegary Scott III set a new single-game program record with 16 assists to go along with 17 points, while Donyae Baylor-Carroll poured in a game-high 25 points. Nate Curry (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Dylan Daniels (13 points, 11 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles and Pedro Rodriguez was the fifth Blue & White player to reach double digits with 11 points.
The Lions (12-6, 8-1 NEAC) trailed 11-8 in the early going before an 11-0 run that included 3-balls from Curry and Baylor-Carroll and capped by an old-fashioned 3-point play by Scott III put the home team out in front 19-11 at the 13:46 mark of the opening half.
The Wildcats (5-13, 3-6 NEAC) drew to within four points at 29-25 with 5:43 left before halftime and kept the Blue & White from extending the lead to more than seven over the ensuing four minutes until Chris Haynes buried a 3-pointer at the 1:24 mark to push the advantage to 43-34. Rodriguez converted a triple of his own on the team's next possession before Baylor-Carroll knocked down another trey to make it 49-37 at the break.
It was all Penn State Harrisburg early in the second half, as the home team put together a game-changing 23-6 run coming out of the break that was capped off by another Baylor-Carroll 3-ball to make it 72-43 with 13:11 remaining.
The prettiest play of the day came when Scott III came up with a steal and found Baylor-Carroll on the break who followed it up with a brilliant no-look pass to a cutting Rodriguez who finished off the play with a layup to make it 76-49 at the 11:37 mark.
Then it was Baylor-Carroll and Scott III going back-to-back from 3-point territory to stretch the advantage to 31 points with 10:36 left to play. The Wildcats were never able to mount a serious run the rest of the way and the Blue & White closed it out to make it six wins in a row.
Inside the Numbers
- Penn State Harrisburg shot 52.7 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from 3-point range.
- The Wildcats shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from distance.
- The Lions won the rebounding battle 42-30.
- The Blue & White assisted on 28 of 39 made field goals.
- Penn State Harrisburg's bench outscored the Penn College reserves 21-17.
- Donyae Baylor-Carroll poured in a game-high 25 points on 60 percent shooting from 3-point territory to go along with five assists, two steals and two rebounds.
- Zegary Scott III racked up a single-game record 16 assists to go along with 17 points and four boards.
- Nate Curry recorded a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double.
- Dylan Daniels also posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He also had three blocks.
- Pedro Rodriguez scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench.
- Elijah Vazquez scored 25 points and grabbed six boards to lead the way for Penn College.
The Lions travel to Lancaster Bible for another conference tilt on Wednesday night, Feb. 5.