Monday, January 8, 2018

Bald Eagles Amir Hinton nets school-record 47 points, but LHU edged by Cal in OT

Sophomore Amir Hinton scored a school-record 47 points, but it wasn’t enough as the host Vulcans edged the LHU men’s basketball team 97-94 tonight in overtime
CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Amir Hinton (Philadelphia/Abington) scored a school-record 47 points, but his remarkable individual effort wasn’t enough to as the Lock Haven University men’s basketball (5-8, 3-6 PSAC) was edged by host California (Pa.) University (7-8, 3-6 PSAC) 97-94 in an overtime-thriller.

Hinton was 15 of 20 from the floor and added 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a sensational individual performance.

Matt Cerruti (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood), the reigning PSAC East Freshman of the Week, added 13 points and Tarojae Brake (Coatesville, Pa./Octorara) chipped in with 10.

Ra’eese Hunt (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist) netted nine points and added eight rebounds.

Lock Haven dominated the opening half of the game and led by 21 (45-24) at the break.

Cal scored 56 second-half points and used a 12-0 run early in the second to get back into the game.

Hinton’s only 3-pointer of the game came with 25 seconds left in OT and tied the game at 94-94. Cal’s Isaiah Lewis proved to be the hero with a 3-pointer of his own. Lewis’ 3 came with three seconds left in overtime and proved to the difference in the 97-94 win.

Tonight marked the first of three conference games this week for LHU. The Bald Eagles will travel to Shippensburg Wednesday before hosting West Chester on Saturday.

Box Score

Newspaper Box Score
Lock Haven vs California (PA)
01/08/18 7:30 PM at California, PA (Convocation Center)
At California, PA (Convocation Center)
CALIFORNIA (PA) 97, LOCK HAVEN 94
LOCK HAVEN (5-8, 3-6 PSAC)
Amir Hinton 15-20 16-20 47; Matt Cerruti 6-8 0-0 13; Tarojae Brake 3-11 4-5
10; Ra'eese Hunt 4-16 1-1 9; Marques Jackson 3-8 0-0 7; Jihad Barnes 2-7 1-2
6; Jesse McPherson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 34-73 22-28 94.
CALIFORNIA (PA) (7-8, 3-6 PSAC)
DAVIS, Jr., Terry 10-17 10-14 30; LEWIS, Isaiah 8-20 3-6 22; HOWZE, Jahmere
5-10 1-2 12; TECKLE, Robel 4-12 2-2 12; ANDJUSIC, Luka 2-3 4-5 10;
ALEXANDER, Philip 2-8 4-4 8; GREEN, Eric 1-2 0-0 2; TUCKER, Jay 0-0 1-2 1;
GESSNER, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0; SMITH, Cordell 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 32-75 25-35 97.
Lock Haven....................   45   35   14  -   94
California (PA)...............   24   56   17  -   97
3-point goals--Lock Haven 4-14 (Marques Jackson 1-1; Matt Cerruti 1-2; Amir
Hinton 1-3; Jihad Barnes 1-5; Ra'eese Hunt 0-2; Tarojae Brake 0-1),
California (PA) 8-23 (LEWIS, Isaiah 3-6; ANDJUSIC, Luka 2-3; TECKLE, Robel
2-8; HOWZE, Jahmere 1-1; SMITH, Cordell 0-1; ALEXANDER, Philip 0-2; DAVIS,
Jr., Terry 0-2). Fouled out--Lock Haven-Matt Cerruti, California (PA)-HOWZE,
Jahmere. Rebounds--Lock Haven 43 (Amir Hinton 12), California (PA) 43
(DAVIS, Jr., Terry 10). Assists--Lock Haven 8 (Tarojae Brake 3; Matt Cerruti
3), California (PA) 11 (LEWIS, Isaiah 5). Total fouls--Lock Haven 24,
California (PA) 24. Technical fouls--Lock Haven-None, California (PA)-None.
Davis (CAL) tied score with three free-throws with 1.8 sec left in regulation.
Lewis (CAL) makes game-winning three-pointer with 2.7 left in overtime.

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