MEDIA, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had four players score in double figures in an 89-71 non-conference road loss to Penn State Brandywine Tuesday night in the Brandywine Commons.
Lamarr Crenshaw and Gabe Michnya led the Bryn Athyn (0-3) offense with 15 points each. Michnya had his best shooting night of the season so far as he made six of his 11 shot attempts. Crenshaw was the Lions' top rebounder with seven boards.
Bryn Athyn put together a strong first half to get out to a 42-37 lead at the break. Led by a 4-for-5 shooting performance from Michnya, the Lions shot 46.7 percent (14-of-30) during the opening 20 minutes. Bryn Athyn also made three of its five 3-point attempts. Defensively, Bryn Athyn forced Penn State Brandywine (2-2) into 33.3 percent shooting (13-of-39), 22.2 percent (4-of-18) from behind the arc, and 12 turnovers.
After the Nittany Lions opened the second half on a 7-0 run to take their first lead of the game (44-42), the Lions fought back with six straight points to reclaim a 48-44 lead on a Crenshaw layup at the 17:06 mark. Penn State Brandywine would take control of the contest as the Nittany Lions would rattle off 17 points in a row to move ahead 61-48.
Bryn Athyn would get as close as 10 on multiple occasions the rest of the way.
Isiah Cook was Penn State Brandywine's top scorer with a game-high 22 points. Dwayne Coleman racked up 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Nittany Lions ended up shooting 43.9 percent (29-of-66) from the field, while the Lions finished at 37.9 percent (25-of-66).
Bryn Athyn is off until Wednesday, Nov. 28 when the Lions will host Immaculata in its home opener at 7 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.