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Penn College Hosts Lock Haven in Extramural Basketball Game

Battling for the boards
Battling for the boards
The Penn College team, including high-scorer Nathaniel Brown (left)
The Penn College team, including high-scorer Nathaniel Brown (left)

Lock Haven University’s extramural basketball team walked into Bardo Gym on Tuesday night, hungry for a win. Players worked on windmill and reverse dunks during the pregame shoot-around, but never intimidated their Penn College hosts. The home team simply sized up the competition, tasting a victory of its own. The visitors came out on fire, not missing any shots. Penn College fell behind early, but clawed its way back into the game. The first 10 minutes of play saw some great back-and-forth action, as neither squad led by more than five points. LHU pulled ahead with five minutes left in the first half, however, going up 28-19. Penn College went on a run of its own and soon trailed by only three, before Lock Haven seized momentum and went ahead, 38-29, at halftime. The second half started the same way: LHU couldn’t miss and and soon held a 20-point lead. Penn College wasn’t about to give up and crucial 3-pointers by Nathaniel Brown and Mike Cliggett helped cut the lead to 10 with 10 minutes remaining. Unfortunately, further 3-point attempts wouldn’t fall for Penn College as they did for LHU, which went on to win, 77-60. Brown was the college’s leading scorer with 18 points. James Boylan added 16, Rob Beckett and Mike Cliggett chipped in seven each, Jerome Edwards and Nate Jeffries added five points apiece, and Rich DeJesus tallied two. Aaron Workman didn’t score, but had some key steals and assists.
Game summary and photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf, intramural assistant