Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Men's Basketball - Quick start, balanced scoring pushes Bald Eagles to big win

The LHU men’s basketball team got off to a quick start and used a balanced scoring attack to down Penn State Mont Alto, 107-73.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Playing for the first time in nine days, the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team (3-6) got off to a fast start and didn’t look back in a solid 107-73 win over Penn State Mont Alto (5-6).

Amir Hinton (Philadelphia/Abington) sparked the strong start with 14 first-half points that included a trio of high-flying dunks. The Bald Eagles led 51-29 at halftime.

Hinton finished with 18 points and was one of five Bald Eagles who reached double figures scoring in what proved to be a balanced scoring attack tonight. LHU also benefitted from 59 points off the bench.

It marked Lock Haven’s first 100-plus point outing since last season vs. Cheyney (Jan. 11, 2017, 103 pts.).

Hinton also had seven rebounds, five assists and five steals despite limited second-half minutes.

Alsmith Saintilius (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) was one of the leaders off the bench and finished with a game-high 19 points. He knocked down five 3-pointers, including four in the second half. Saintilus added six rebounds.

Tarajoe Brake (Coatesville, Pa./Octorara) made his return to the lineup felt and finished with 16 points. Ra’eese Hunt (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) added 12 points and Marques Jackson (Philadelphia/Monsignor Bonner) chipped in with 10.

Brake added six assists.

LHU was strong on the glass as well and pulled in 50 total rebounds. Hunt had seven while both M. Jackson and Fateem Jackson (Philadelphia/Bishop McDevitt) recorded six apiece.

The Bald Eagles will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. when they host Bloomsburg University in Lock Haven’s 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division opener.

Box Score

Newspaper Box Score
PSU Mont Alto vs Lock Haven
12/18/17 6:00 p.m. at Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
At Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
LOCK HAVEN 107, PSU MONT ALTO 73
PSU MONT ALTO (5-6)
Gillis, Jordan 4-12 6-8 14; Mitchell, Javon 4-6 0-0 9; Flemister, Quintyn
3-6 0-1 8; Roper, Marcus 3-8 0-0 8; F. Davis, Anthony 3-5 0-0 7; Meyers,
Spencer 2-4 0-0 6; Jacoby, Nick 2-5 1-2 5; Hege, Ryan 2-6 1-2 5; Smith,
Jalen 2-8 0-0 4; Link, John 1-4 0-0 3; Towner, Austin 1-1 0-0 2; Campbell,
Terrell 0-1 2-2 2; Schnable, Nick 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-69 10-15 73.
LOCK HAVEN (3-6)
Alsmith Saintilius 6-12 2-3 19; Amir Hinton 8-9 2-2 18; Tarojae Brake 5-7
5-5 16; Ra'eese Hunt 6-12 0-0 12; Marques Jackson 4-6 2-3 10; Justin Henry
3-6 0-0 7; Christian Kelly 3-4 0-0 7; Jihad Barnes 2-4 1-2 6; Jesse
McPherson 2-3 0-0 4; Fateem Jackson 1-3 2-2 4; Matt Cerruti 1-5 0-0 2; Scott
Brown Jr 1-1 0-0 2; Jordan Neely 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-73 14-17 107.
PSU Mont Alto.................   29   44  -   73
Lock Haven....................   51   56  -  107
3-point goals--PSU Mont Alto 9-28 (Meyers, Spencer 2-2; Flemister, Quintyn
2-4; Roper, Marcus 2-4; F. Davis, Anthony 1-3; Link, John 1-4; Mitchell,
Javon 1-3; Smith, Jalen 0-5; Gillis, Jordan 0-3), Lock Haven 9-19 (Alsmith
Saintilius 5-9; Justin Henry 1-3; Jihad Barnes 1-1; Tarojae Brake 1-2;
Christian Kelly 1-1; Matt Cerruti 0-1; Jordan Neely 0-1; Amir Hinton 0-1).
Fouled out--PSU Mont Alto-None, Lock Haven-None. Rebounds--PSU Mont Alto 27
(Campbell, Terrell 5), Lock Haven 50 (Ra'eese Hunt 7; Amir Hinton 7).
Assists--PSU Mont Alto 15 (Flemister, Quintyn 5), Lock Haven 22 (Tarojae
Brake 6). Total fouls--PSU Mont Alto 14, Lock Haven 13. Technical fouls--PSU
Mont Alto-None, Lock Haven-None. A-96

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