Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bald Eagles Hinton hits 1,000-point mark, but LHU edged late by No. 17 WCU

Amir Hinton made history as he became one of the fastest players in league history to reach the 1,000-point mark, but LHU was edged late by No. 17 West Chester, 86-77, in a thrilling PSAC East nail-biter
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Amir Hinton (Philadelphia/Abington) became the fastest player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark, but his 25-point effort this evening wasn’t enough to cap the Bald Eagles upset-bid as the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team (5-10, 3-8 PSAC) was edged late by No. 17 West Chester University (14-1, 10-1 PSAC), 86-77, in a thrilling Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East nail-biter.

Hinton’s game-high 25 points highlighted three Bald Eagles in double-figures scoring.

Coming into the game, he needed 24 points to hit the 1,000-point mark and was sitting on 23 before hitting a jumper with just 21 seconds left. The two points moved him to 25 on the night and 1,001 for his remarkable two-season career.

Hinton – only a sophomore – played in just his 42nd career game today, making his 1,000-point achievement all that more impressive. As of press time, Hinton is believed to be the fastest in PSAC history to reach the 1,000-point mark. He’s the 18th men’s basketball player in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark.

Tarojae Brake (Coatesville, Pa./Octorara) was outstanding today as well, and finished with 22 points, while Matt Cerruti (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) added 18 points.

Christian Kelly (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) came off the bench, scored nine points and pulled in five rebounds.

Hinton was 7 of 16 from the field and knocked down four 3-pointers. Brake hit a pair of 3’s and also grabbed six rebounds.

West Chester held a 42-29 advantage in rebounds and Jackson Hyland netted 10 points.

On Wednesday (Jan. 17), Lock Haven will host Millersville University at 7:30 p.m.

Box Score

Newspaper Box Score
West Chester vs Lock Haven
01/13/18 4:00 pm at Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
At Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
WEST CHESTER 86, LOCK HAVEN 77
WEST CHESTER (14-1, 10-1 PSAC)
HYLAND, Jackson 5-11 6-7 17; MOORE, Terrence 4-8 6-7 14; LONG, Tyrell 5-11
1-4 14; TORO, Tim 4-8 1-3 9; ROKINS, Frank 3-9 2-3 9; PENECALE, Matt 1-8 6-6
8; COLLINS, Jawan 3-5 0-0 7; SMITH, Steve 2-5 0-0 6; LONGINO, Evan-Eric 1-1
0-0 2; JENKINS, Miko 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-66 22-30 86.
LOCK HAVEN (5-10, 3-8 PSAC)
Amir Hinton 7-16 7-8 25; Tarojae Brake 7-14 6-8 22; Matt Cerruti 5-7 4-5 18;
Christian Kelly 2-4 4-4 9; Ra'eese Hunt 0-2 2-2 2; Marques Jackson 0-0 1-2
1; Jesse McPherson 0-1 0-0 0; Alsmith Saintilius 0-0 0-0 0; Jihad Barnes 0-5
0-2 0. Totals 21-49 24-31 77.
West Chester..................   40   46  -   86
Lock Haven....................   38   39  -   77
3-point goals--West Chester 8-18 (LONG, Tyrell 3-5; SMITH, Steve 2-5;
HYLAND, Jackson 1-2; ROKINS, Frank 1-2; COLLINS, Jawan 1-2; PENECALE, Matt
0-2), Lock Haven 11-24 (Matt Cerruti 4-5; Amir Hinton 4-9; Tarojae Brake
2-6; Christian Kelly 1-1; Jihad Barnes 0-3). Fouled out--West Chester-TORO,
Tim, Lock Haven-Ra'eese Hunt. Rebounds--West Chester 42 (MOORE, Terrence 9;
TORO, Tim 9), Lock Haven 29 (Tarojae Brake 6). Assists--West Chester 12
(COLLINS, Jawan 5), Lock Haven 13 (Jihad Barnes 5). Total fouls--West
Chester 23, Lock Haven 21. Technical fouls--West Chester-None, Lock
Haven-Ra'eese Hunt; Jihad Barnes; Amir Hinton. A-197

LHU men’s basketball 1,000-point scorers:
1. 2112, Billy Arre (2005-2009)
2. 1716, Michael Shue (1993-97)
3. 1648, Shon Crosby (1990-94)
4. 1635, Wali Hepburn (2012-15)
5. 1582, Dean Kriebel (1986-90)
6. 1534, Truman Greene (1987-91)
7. 1496, Doug LeGette (1978-82)
8. 1360, Rico Abbondanza (1997-01)
9. 1350, Kevin Charney (1983-87)
10. 1340, James Chappell (2003-07)
11. 1290, Ken Richter (1977-81)
12. 1238, Junior Price (1983-87)
13. 1200, Chris Daley (1994-98)
14. 1177, Kevin DeVan (1998-01 & 2002-03)
15. 1176, Eric Hearn (1984-88)
16. 1152, Kristopher Holtzer (1999-03)
17. 1032, Tracy Peal (2012-16)
18. 1001, Amir Hinton (2016-17 season to present)

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