Penn State Harrisburg Rolls Gettysburg In Season Opener

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Penn State Harrisburg 86, Gettysburg 71


Harrisburg Starters

Baylor-Carroll, Scott, DaBella, Alliyu, Williams


Gettysburg Starters

Duffey, Gardiner, Lord, Antolini, Close


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg used a monster second half to pull away from Gettysburg in a convincing 86-71 victory at the Capital Union Building on the first day of the Penn State Harrisburg Tip-Off Tournament presented by Holiday Inn East on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10.


The Lions (1-0) were paced by freshman Donyae Baylor-Carroll's game-high 20 points and a 16-point, five rebound effort from Chris BingKeenan Wise was the third Harrisburg player to reach the double-digit scoring mark with 14 tallies, including nine from 3-point territory.


Leading 43-35 at halftime, the Blue & White immediately stretched the advantage to double digits after the break with a Gbolahan Alliyu dunk off a feed from Baylor Carroll on the team's first possession of the second half.


Baylor-Carroll extended the lead to 53-39 with a steal and breakaway layup with 16:54 left to play and Bing and Brandon Coleman combined to convert five free throws over the next three minutes before a Wise layup off a Zegary Scott III assist pushed the advantage to 16 and forced the Bullets (0-1) to burn a timeout.


Patrick Mulville elbow 3-pointer off a feed from under the basket by Khalil Williams created a 25-point cushion with 9:24 remaining and Alliyu's thunderous dunk off a pretty interior pass from Pedro Rodriguez stirred the hometown crowd into a frenzy and gave Harrisburg its largest lead of the day at 80-54 with 5:54 left.


Gettysburg raced out to an 8-2 advantage before the Lions locked in on the defensive end. The Blue & White grabbed the lead for the first time when Baylor-Carroll's contested layup at the 11:56 mark put them up 15-13. The shifty guard again showed off his creativity when he held off a defender and converted a layup while being fouled before sinking the free throw to complete the old-fashioned 3-point play and give his squad its largest lead of the half at 34-23 at the 5:41 mark.


Stat of the Game

46-to-17 – Penn State Harrisburg's bench was stellar in Saturday's opener, with the Blue & White reserves racking up 46 points, compared to just 17 points contributed from Gettysburg's bench.


Inside the Numbers

- Penn State Harrisburg shot an impressive 50.8 percent from the floor, while the Bullets shot 41.8 percent from the field.

- The Lions were stout from 3-point territory, going 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) from beyond the arc.

- The Blue & White finished with a 38-to-37 edge on the glass.

- Harrisburg players assisted on 20 of the team's 30 made field goals.

- The home team racked up 36 points in the paint, while Gettysburg managed just 24.

Donyae Baylor-Carroll impressed in his first collegiate outing, scoring a game-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He added a game-best five assists, three rebounds and one steal.

Chris Bing was effective off the bench, finishing with 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 shooting from the foul line to go along with five rebounds in just 14 minutes of work.

Keenan Wise showed off his range, going 3-for-3 from distance en route to 14 points.

Gbolahan Alliyu filled up the stat sheet with eight points, a game-high nine boards, two assists and one steal.

Zegary Scott III posted seven points, four assists and one steal in his collegiate debut.

Brandon Coleman and Patrick Mulville each added eight points off the bench.

- Nick Lord's 18 points led the way for the Bullets.

- Nick Antolini added 14 points and nine rebounds for Gettysburg.


Who's Next?

The Lions host Neumann, who defeated Lebanon Valley 87-80 in the day's second contest, in the championship game of the 2018 Penn State Harrisburg Tip-Off Tournament presented by Holiday Inn East on Sunday afternoon. Game time is set for 3 p.m.


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