Saturday, February 10, 2018

Women's Basketball - Brake leads Haven effort, but LHU downed by No. 14 Ship

(Photo courtesy of Lock Haven University Sports Information)
Tarojae Brake scored a team-high 22 points, but the upset-minded Bald Eagles were edged out late by No. 14 Shippensburg
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Tarojae Brake (Coatesville, Pa./Octorara) was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored a team-high 22 points to spark the Bald Eagles upset-bid, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team (7-15, 5-13 PSAC East) was downed by No. 14 Shippensburg University (18-4, 14-3 PSAC East) 81-68 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East action.

Brake was one of three Bald Eagles who scored in double figures. Shippensburg led 37-34 after a thrilling first half and the second half proved to be a tight game until Shippensburg slowly pulled away late.

Prior to the game, the Bald Eagles honored Ra’eese Hunt (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist), who became the 19th men’s player to reach the 1,000-point club in LHU career. He surpassed the 1,000-point mark on Thursday at East Stroudsburg. Hunt is the second Bald Eagle to reach 1,000 points this year as he follows Amir Hinton (Philadelphia/Abington) who reached the mark earlier this season. In doing so, Hinton became the fastest player in PSAC history to score 1,000 points.

Today also marked LHU men’s basketball alumni and friends’ day and the Bald Eagles honored the guests at halftime.

Hunt added 17 points and four rebounds and Hinton finished with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists today. Matt Cerruti (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) added nine points and five rebounds.

Shippensburg made 10 3-pointers and put four players in double figures in the scoring column.

Lock Haven will head to West Chester on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Box Score

Newspaper Box Score
Shippensburg vs Lock Haven
02/10/18 4:00 p.m. at Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
At Lock Haven, Pa. (Thomas Fieldhouse)
SHIPPENSBURG 81, LOCK HAVEN 68
SHIPPENSBURG (18-4, 14-3 PSAC)
SLEVA, Dustin 9-19 1-2 22; MCCARTHUR, Justin 4-13 7-8 17; KELLEM, Antonio
4-9 2-2 13; CASTELLO, John 5-8 1-1 11; CONNER, Clay 3-3 2-2 9; COUNCIL,
Na'Quan 2-7 0-0 5; SPAN, Manny 2-3 0-0 4; MARSHALL, Joe 0-1 0-0 0; BISS,
Jake 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 13-15 81.
LOCK HAVEN (7-15, 5-13 PSAC)
Tarojae Brake 9-13 0-1 22; Ra'eese Hunt 7-15 3-3 17; Amir Hinton 4-8 5-5 13;
Matt Cerruti 4-6 0-0 9; Jihad Barnes 1-4 1-2 4; Marques Jackson 1-4 0-0 2;
Jesse McPherson 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 26-53 10-13 68.
Shippensburg..................   37   44  -   81
Lock Haven....................   34   34  -   68
3-point goals--Shippensburg 10-28 (KELLEM, Antonio 3-7; SLEVA, Dustin 3-8;
MCCARTHUR, Justin 2-6; COUNCIL, Na'Quan 1-3; CONNER, Clay 1-1; BISS, Jake
0-1; CASTELLO, John 0-2), Lock Haven 6-17 (Tarojae Brake 4-5; Jihad Barnes
1-3; Matt Cerruti 1-3; Marques Jackson 0-2; Amir Hinton 0-1; Ra'eese Hunt
0-3). Fouled out--Shippensburg-None, Lock Haven-None. Rebounds--Shippensburg
34 (SLEVA, Dustin 10), Lock Haven 31 (Amir Hinton 5; Matt Cerruti 5; Marques
Jackson 5). Assists--Shippensburg 16 (CONNER, Clay 8), Lock Haven 7 (Amir
Hinton 4). Total fouls--Shippensburg 13, Lock Haven 15. Technical
fouls--Shippensburg-None, Lock Haven-Amir Hinton. A-391
Shippensburg is ranked #14

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