Men's Hoops Rolls Abington For Eighth Consecutive Win

Men's Hoops Rolls Abington For Eighth Consecutive Win

Penn State Harrisburg 89, Penn State Abington 49


Harrisburg Starters

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


Abington Starters

Ghee, Fasce, Hill, Mansaray, Olsen


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg rolled to an 89-49 victory over North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Penn State Abington at the Capital Union Building on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8.


The Lions (14-6, 10-1 NEAC) were led by Donyae Baylor-Carroll's game-high 20 points, while Dylan Daniels netted 15 of his own. Pedro Rodriguez's strong play continued as he scored 11 off the bench and Nate Curry was the team's fourth player to reach the double-digit scoring mark with 10 points.


Penn State Abington (8-12, 3-8 NEAC) did all it could to hang around for much of the first half, weathering early pushes by the home team and eventually drawing to within four at 26-22 with 5:02 left before halftime.


From there, however, the hometown Blue & White went on a torrid 19-2 run to close out the half that included seven points from Baylor-Carroll and six from Rodriguez, giving Penn State Harrisburg a commanding 45-24 lead heading into the break.


The visitors stood no chance in the second half, as Baylor-Carroll went on a one-man run that saw him knock down three consecutive jumpers from beyond the arc to push the advantage to 30 for the first time with 14:46 left to play.


Daniels buried back-to-back 3-pointers with little more than seven minutes remaining before a layup from Donald Friday Jr. ballooned the home team's advantage to 40 for the first time at the 6:37 mark. The starters gave way to the reserves and the Lions closed out one of their largest victories of the season with ease.


Inside the Numbers

- Saturday's victory was Penn State Harrisburg eighth in a row.

- The Lions shot 52.6 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point territory.

- Penn State Abington managed just 34.6 percent shooting from the floor and 23.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

- The Blue & White won the rebounding battle 41-25.

- Penn State Harrisburg got to the free throw line 25 times.

- The home team had 10 second chance points.

- Donyae Baylor-Carroll surpassed the 700-point mark for his career with his 20 points on Saturday. He added seven assists, four rebounds and two steals.

- Dylan Daniels tallied 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and seven rebounds.

- Pedro Rodriguez continued to shine off the bench with 11 points and three boards.

- Nate Curry racked up 10 points, five rebounds and five steals.

- Zegary Scott III netted seven, dished out seven assists and pulled down five boards.

- Chris Haynes hit a pair of 3-pointers to tally six points.

- Clinton Asalu had five points and four rebounds off the bench.

- Reserves Robby Bobeck, Donald Friday Jr., Charles Faulconer and Josh Martin combined for 15 points.

- The Lions did not allow a Penn State Abington player to reach the double-digit scoring mark.

- Amir Hill led the way for the visitors with eight points and five rebounds.


Playoff Picture

With the victory on Saturday, Penn State Harrisburg maintained its hold on first place in the NEAC South Division with a divisional record of 8-0 and a conference mark of 10-1.


Who's Next?

The Lions host another conference foe in Gallaudet on Wednesday night, Feb. 12.