Men's basketball stumbles at Keuka 88-81

Men's basketball stumbles at Keuka 88-81

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had four of its five starters score in double figures in an 88-81 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) road loss to host Keuka Sunday afternoon.

Rahim Washington was Bryn Athyn's (8-14, 5-8 NEAC) leading scorer with 20 points of 8-of-14 shooting. Fourteen of Washington's 20 points came during the second half.

For the second straight game, Lamarr Crenshaw had a monster second half after being held scoreless in the first half. Crenshaw was 8-of-9 from the field during the final 20 minutes on his way to 17 points. He also finished the game with a team-high five rebounds, three steals, and three assists.

Christian Rivera added 16 points, while Larry Stevenson III contributed 15 points.

As a team, Bryn Athyn had a strong day offensive as the Lions shot a season-best 55.2 percent (32-of-58) from the field, 35.0 percent (7-of-20) from 3-point range, and committed a season-low nine turnovers.

The Lions controlled the play for most of the first half, leading for just over the first 14 minutes.  With the score tied at seven, Stevenson III knocked down a 3-pointer at the 16:55 mark and Rivera added a jumper 1:19 later to give Bryn Athyn a 12-7 lead. Bryn Athyn's lead reached a game-high nine points when James Flagg made a tough layup and a free throw with 9:35 left in the half to make the score 30-21.

Then, Keuka (10-10, x-x NEAC) took over with an 18-2 surge over a 6:06 span to move ahead 39-32 with two minutes remaining. However, Bryn Athyn would bounce back with the final six points of the half, four from Washington and two from Okoye Taylor, to pull within 39-38 at the break.

Keuka started the second half with a 10-2 surge in the first 3:38 to open up a 49-40 lead. The Lions rallied back with six straight points to cut the deficit to 49-46 on a Crenshaw layup at the 14:44 mark.

A Cliff Stevens 3-pointer with 11:59 left gave Keuka its first double-digit lead of the afternoon (60-50).  After a Crenshaw layup pulled the Lions within 64-60, the Wolves scored 19 of the next 28 points to take a game-high 83-69 lead with 3:35 to play and seal the game.

Stevens ended the game with seven 3-pointers on nine attempts as he had a game-high 23 points for Keuka. James Barnes added 17 points, while Trevor Powell had 16 points and six rebounds. Greg Tyler recorded 15 points and eight assists.

The Wolves shot 59.3 percent (32-of-54) overall. Keuka was better from 3-point range (61.9 percent, 13-of-21) than it was on two-pointers (57.6 percent, 19-of-33).

Bryn Athyn travels to Gallaudet for a rematch with the Bison on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C.