2013-14 Men's Basketball: PSU Lehigh Valley
January 27, 2014
Laquinn Thompson totaled nine points and five rebounds
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Despite leading 43-37 at the half, the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team dropped an 83-69 game to Penn State Lehigh Valley Monday. The Wildcats led 67-66 with just under eight minutes remaining but went cold offensively being outscored 17-2 in the remaining time. Freshman Jerome Edwards (Philadelphia) led the team with 15 points and freshman Thomas Ross (Williamsport) added 11. The loss now drops the team to 1-17 overall and 1-9 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
In the first seven minutes of the game, both teams traded baskets keeping the game at a scathing pace. Lehigh Valley went on a 10-0 run to go up 30-20 in the 11th. The Wildcats immediately countered bringing it back to a 30-28 game with freshman Nafice Spence (Cheltenham) hitting a layup in the ninth to cap off the run.
Spence ended the game with four points.
Down by one in the fourth, the Wildcats closed out the half on a 7-2 run, five from Edwards, to go into the break up by six.
In the half, Penn College shot 19 for 43 (.442) from the field.
A layup from junior James Boylan (Newton, N.J.) opened the second half and gave the Wildcats their biggest lead of the game at 45-37. Lehigh Valley then went on a tear to take back the lead at 48-45 in the 16th.
Boylan ended the game with five points and seven rebounds.
Freshman Laquinn Thompson’s (York) layup in the 15th put Penn College back on top at 49-48. The team held onto the lead until the Lions tied it at 62 in the 10th. The game went back and forth until the final eight minutes when the Lions pulled away.
As a team, the Wildcats had the edge in rebounds for the game with 69 to the Lions’68. Freshman Ezra Adams (Muncy) led the team with 12.
Penn College next hosts Alfred State College on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.