Penn State Harrisburg 95, Keuka 62
Baylor-Carroll, Haynes, Scott III, Asalu, Daniels
Medelin, Barnes, Oteng, Milton, Ivey
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg rolled to a 95-68 victory over North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Keuka at the Capital Union Building on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15.
Six Blue & White players reached the double-digit scoring mark, led by Donyae Baylor-Carroll's game-high 16 points. Nate Curry posted a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Zegary Scott III netted 15 points of his own. Dylan Daniels tallied 14 points, Chris Haynes had 13 and Clinton Asalu finished with 11 points.
The Lions (15-7, 11-2 NEAC) jumped out to a 10-0 advantage following a Baylor-Carroll 3-ball less than two minutes into the contest and maintained a double-digit lead for much of the opening half.
The home team kept the pressure on and pulled ahead by 15 for the first time when Baylor-Carroll converted a 4-point play thanks to draining a jumper from beyond the arc while being fouled before knocking down the ensuing free throw at the 10:49 mark.
The Blue & White stretched the advantage to 21 when Asalu converted a layup off a Pedro Rodriguez feed with 3:14 remaining before the break and Rodriguez pushed the lead to its largest margin of the first half at 50-27 with a layup off a Scott III assist two minutes later.
It was more of the same after halftime, as Penn State Harrisburg's lead ballooned to nearly 30 points when Rodriguez finished off a no-look pass from Baylor-Carroll to push the advantage to 74-45 with 9:32 left to play.
Daniels put a couple of exclamation points on the day's action with a pair of dunks late in the contest, including an old-fashioned 3-point play on a two-handed slam with 5:17 remaining.
Inside the Numbers
- The Lions shot 50 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from 3-point range.
- Penn State Harrisburg dominated on the glass and won the rebounding battle 50-34.
- The Blue & White racked up 30 second chance points.
- The home team scored 58 of its points in the paint.
- Donyae Baylor-Carroll scored a game-high 16 points to go along with five assists and three steals.
- Nate Curry posted a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double.
- Zegary Scott III tallied 15 points, five assists and four rebounds.
- Dylan Daniels finished with 14 points, eight boards and five blocks.
- Chris Haynes netted 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
- Clinton Asalu had 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and added four boards.
- Nolan Ivey scored a team-high 14 points for Keuka.
Saturday's contest also served as Penn State Harrisburg's Senior Day and prior to tip off, senior team manager Matt Joyce and senior forward Clinton Asalu were recognized for their contributions to the men's basketball program over the years.
Thanks to the victory, Penn State Harrisburg held firm to its one-game lead on the top spot of the NEAC South Division standings with three games to play.
The Lions travel to Penn State Berks for another conference tilt on Tuesday night, Feb. 18.