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Men's basketball drops season opener to Lebanon Valley in OT

Men's basketball drops season opener to Lebanon Valley in OT

ANNVILLE, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had four players score in double figures, led by Rahim Washington's game-high 21 points, in a 93-81 season-opening overtime loss to Lebanon Valley College in the first round of the Rinso Marquette Tournament Friday night.

Bryn Athyn (0-1) was in control of the contest for a majority of regulation as the Lions built up a 58-39 lead with 13:13 remaining in the second half. Then, the host Dutchmen (2-1) chipped away at the Lion advantage until they went in front for the first time with 63 seconds left on a Jordan Abdo jumper that made the score 75-73.

Washington would give Bryn Athyn an opportunity to go for the win in regulation by leveling the score at 75 with a layup with 44 seconds left and coming up with a steal 19 seconds later. On the final possession of regulation, Larry Stevenson III, who scored 14 points for the Lions, had his game-winning 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the mark and the game would go to overtime.

After trading baskets at the start of overtime, Lebanon Valley ran off 10 straight points to take an 87-77 lead with 1:47 left. Bryn Athyn would get as close as 87-79 on two Anthony Burr free throws.

Burr ended the game with 17 points and six rebounds in his collegiate debut. He shot 5-of-11 from 3-point range. Lamarr Crenshaw racked up 16 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds for his second career double-double.

Jeremy Deihm led five Dutchmen in double figures with 21 points and a game-high 19 rebounds, while Abdo finished up with 16 points. Chris Anderson had a triple-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Thanks to strong 3-point shooting, Bryn Athyn owned a 43-30 lead at the half. Led by a 3-of-4 effort from Burr, the Lions shot 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from behind the arc. Stevenson and Washington were both 2-for-2.

Bryn Athyn has a quick turnaround to get ready for its consolation round game against Bethany (W.Va), which will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.