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Lions power past Immaculata in overtime for 105-99 victory

Lions power past Immaculata in overtime for 105-99 victory

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball outscored visiting Immaculata 22-16 in the five-minute overtime session to outlast Mighty Macs, 105-99, and pick up its first win over the season in the Lions' home opener Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.

Larry Stevenson III shot 8-of-16 from the field, 4-of-8 from behind the arc, to end up tying his career high of 22 points, which was also a game-high. Stevenson III previously scored 22 on January 27, 2018 in a 90-89 loss to Penn State Berks.

Lamarr Crenshaw scored six points in the overtime session as he finished with a season-high 20 points and also grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the year. Anthony Burr made five of his seven 3-point attempts on his way to a career-best 20 points.

Bryn Athyn (1-3) shot a season-high 47.4 percent (37-of-78) from the field as the Lions hit the century mark for the first time since a 111-85 victory over Penn College on December 3, 2016. The Lions made half of their 3-point attempts (14-of-28) and recorded season highs in rebounds (51) and assists (17).

With the Lions lead sitting at 85-84, Dante Lanzetta, who had 10 points off the bench, knocked down a 3-pointer 44 seconds into overtime to start an 8-2 run that widened the gap to 93-86. The advantage reached double-figures when Tariq Moore drained a layup with 45 seconds remaining to make the score 100-90.

Bryn Athyn owned a game-high 12-point lead (69-57) on a Stevenson layup with 7:38 left in regulation. The Mighty Macs (2-6) chipped away from the Lion lead and eventually closed within 77-73 at the 2:21 mark on a Jordan Ambrose layup. After a Rahim Washington three-point play with 1:40 left pushed the gap back up to eight (83-75), Immaculata scored the final eight points of regulation to send the game to overtime. Asa Kitchen made the game-tying free throw with 3.9 seconds left but missed his second free throw to keep the score level at 83.

The Lions fell into a quick 10-2 hole in the opening 3:36 but came right back with 12 of the next 15 points to take their first lead of the game (14-13). Immaculata reclaimed a 15-14 lead, but Burr made a 3-pointer on Bryn Athyn's next possession and the Lions wouldn't trail the rest of the game.

Washington finished with 15 points, while Gaby Michnya added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Kitchen was the Mighty Macs' top scorer with 21 points. Mike Pierkarski racked up 17 points and 11 rebounds and Ambrose had 20 points and nine rebounds.

Bryn Athyn will make its Colonial States Athletic Conference debut when the Lions host Keystone College on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.