BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Penn State Harrisburg's men's basketball team used a balanced attack to roll to an 84-64 victory at Bridgewater (Va.) in the squad's first true road game of the season on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Penn State Harrisburg (5-1) got double-digit scoring efforts from four players in the team's 20-point win at Bridgewater (Va.) (2-2) on Saturday afternoon. Donyae Baylor-Carroll led the way with a game-high 23 points, while Dylan Daniels recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nate Curry also posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards and Brandon Coleman netted a dozen points of his own.
Baylor-Carroll did the heavy lifting in the opening half, netting 16 of the Lions' 36 first-half points. With the game tied at 11-11 in the early going, the visitors used a 15-4 run capped by back-to-back Baylor-Carroll 3-balls to open up a 26-15 advantage at the 5:14 mark. A Zegary Scott III jump shot pushed the lead to 13 two minutes later and after the Eagles made a late push to cut the deficit to six, Baylor-Carroll closed out the half with an acrobatic layup at the buzzer that made it 36-28 at the break.
The Blue & White started to pour it on early in the second half, using a 16-6 run over the course of a 5:18 span to stretch the lead to 52-34 with 14:42 left to play. The home team drew to within 11 at the 12:25 mark but Penn State Harrisburg got back-to-back buckets from Daniels and Malik Holland to halt the Eagles' momentum.
The Lions took their largest lead of the afternoon when Baylor-Carroll connected on his fifth and final triple of the day to make it 72-48 with 6:05 remaining. Layups from Curry, Daniels, and Coleman kept the advantage at 24 in the closing minutes of the second half and Kobe Petrovich put a cap on the team's scoring with a jumper with less than 20 seconds to play.
- The Lions shot an impressive 55.2 percent from the field, while Bridgewater (Va.) shot 43.3 percent from the floor.
- Penn State Harrisburg shot 40 percent from 3-point range, while the Eagles shot just 19.2 percent from distance.
- The Blue & White won the rebounding battle 38-22.
- Penn State Harrisburg got to the foul line 16 times, shooting 87.5 percent from the charity stripe.
- Donyae Baylor-Carroll poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. He buried five 3-pointers and added three assists.
- Dylan Daniels recorded his third double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He also had three blocks.
- Nate Curry also posted his third double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 boards. He also dished out three assists.
- Brandon Coleman scored a dozen points and pulled down five rebounds.
- Zegary Scott III dished out a team-high four assists to go along with nine points and two steals.
- Pedro Rodriguez added four points and four boards off the bench.
- Andy Pack led the way for Bridgewater (Va.) with 16 points.
The Lions get eight days off before returning to action when they host Messiah at the Capital Union Building on Monday night, Nov. 29. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
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