Men's Hoops Earns Another Convincing Conference Victory

Men's Hoops Earns Another Convincing Conference Victory

Penn State Harrisburg 91, Lancaster Bible 65


Harrisburg Starters

Baylor-Carroll, Haynes, Scott III, Curry, Daniels


LBC Starters

Norris, Beachy, Beers, Afoakwah, Shewbridge


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg earned another convincing victory over a conference opponent on Wednesday night, this time defeating North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe Lancaster Bible 91-65 on the road to secure the season sweep.


Nate Curry nearly posted a double-double with a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds, while Pedro Rodriguez also poured in a career-high 20 points. Donyae Baylor-Carroll netted 14 points and Dylan Daniels was the fourth Blue & White player to reach double digits with 10 and six boards.


The game's first seven minutes were a back-and-forth affair, with the Chargers (9-10, 7-3 NEAC) pulling ahead 13-11 off a Jordan Shewbridge 3-pointer but the Lions (13-6, 9-1 NEAC) responded with a 14-0 run that included eight consecutive points from Baylor-Carroll.


Lancaster Bible made a push late in the half to pull to within six before a Daniels' jumper stopped the run and made it 39-31 heading into halftime. Leading by seven with 15:29 left to play, the visitors took hold of all the momentum when they put together a 17-3 spurt capped by a Rodriguez 3-ball with 11:22 remaining.


Later in the half, it was Curry coming to life, knocking down three jumpers in a row, including two from 3-point territory, to extend the Penn State Harrisburg lead to 28 with less than six minutes left to play. Chris Haynes converted a pair of free throws a minute later to put the Blue & White ahead by 30 for the first time and that was more than enough to put it away for good.


Inside the Numbers

- With the victory, Penn State Harrisburg improved its recent win streak to seven in a row.

- The Lions shot 51.6 percent from the floor and 54.2 percent from beyond the arc.

- Lancaster Bible managed to shoot just 38.1 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from 3-point range.

- The Chargers finished with a slim 33-31 edge in the rebounding department.

- The Penn State Harrisburg bench outscored the LBC reserves 28-15.

- Nate Curry just missed out on a double-double with a career-best 26 points and nine rebounds.

- Pedro Rodriguez dropped a career-high 20 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point territory to go along with four boards, two assists and two steals.

- Donyae Baylor-Carroll netted 14 points, dished out five assists and swiped three steals.

- Dylan Daniels had 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks.

- Zegary Scott III dished out seven assists to go along with four points.

- Chris Haynes just missed out on double digits with nine points and four rebounds.

- Lancaster Bible was led by Jordan Shewbridge's game-high 29 points.


Playoff Picture

With the sweep of the Chargers, Penn State Harrisburg secured a two-game lead on the top spot in the NEAC's South Division with six games to play.


Who's Next?

The Lions host Penn State Abington for another conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.


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