Men's Basketball Edged at Wilson In Closing Seconds

Men's Basketball Edged at Wilson In Closing Seconds

Wilson 70, Penn State Harrisburg 69


Harrisburg Starters

Haynes, Scott III, Curry, Rodriguez, Daniels


Wilson Starters

Thomas, Banjo, Evans, Bean, Powell


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg dropped a down-to-the-wire heartbreaker on the road on Tuesday night, falling to Wilson 70-69 in a contest that wasn't decided until the final buzzer.


Zegary Scott III was the only Penn State Harrisburg player to reach double digits but led all scorers with 22 points and eight assists. Nate Curry just missed out on a double-double with 12 rebounds and nine points, while Pedro Rodriguez, Donyae Baylor-Carroll and Kalonji Parker added nine points apiece.


The Lions (4-3) were never able to pull ahead in the second half, despite drawing even with the Phoenix (2-6) multiple times in the final minutes. After the home team took a two-point lead thanks to an Adrian Thomas jumper in the closing second, the Blue & White had a chance to send the game to overtime with a pair of free throws. The first attempt was true but unfortunately, the second missed the mark and allowed Wilson to escape with the narrowest of victories.


Penn State Harrisburg trailed 40-35 at halftime but led by as many as seven points midway through the first half following a Rodriguez layup off an assist from Baylor-Carroll at the 10:47 mark. Wilson closed out the opening half on a 24-12 run to reclaim the lead and take a slim advantage into the break.


Inside the Numbers

- The contest saw nine lead changes and seven ties.

- The Lions shot 40.3 percent from the field, while Wilson shot 46.4 percent from the floor.

- Each team knocked down nine 3-pointers.

- Penn State Harrisburg won the rebounding battle 44-33.

- The teams combined for a whopping 52 turnovers, leading to 55 total points off miscues.

- The Phoenix bench outscored the Blue & White reserves 26-18.

- The Lions shot 52.6 percent from the foul line, while the home team went 64.3 percent from the stripe.

- Zegary Scott III netted a career-high 22 points and added eight assists and three steals.

- Nate Curry tallied nine points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

- Dylan Daniels managed six points, nine boards and six blocks.

- Pedro Rodriguez netted nine and pulled down seven rebounds.

- Kalonji Parker racked up six steals to go along with nine points and four boards.

- Donyae Baylor-Carroll finished with nine points, four rebounds and a pair of assists.


Who's Next?

The Lions open North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play at Wells on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7.


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