BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Lamarr Crenshaw recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball as the Lions were victorious in their Colonial States Athletic Conference debut, 79-74 over Keystone College Saturday afternoon.
Crenshaw, one of four Lions (2-3, 1-0 CSAC) in double figures, shot 7-of-12 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He posted his second straight 20-point game and third double-double of the year season.
The Giants (0-6, 0-1 CSAC) owned an early four-point during the stages of the first half. Trailing 13-9, Bryn Athyn went on a quick 6-1 spurt to take its first lead of the game, 15-14, on a Tariq Moore 3-pointer at the 10:09 mark.
With the score at 17, Washington would bookend a 6-0 run with a pair of baskets that would give the Lions a 23-17 lead with 7:39 left in the half. Keystone would close the gap to 29-28, but Bryn Athyn ended the half by outscoring the Giants 7-0, including four Moore points, over the final 63 seconds to lead 36-28 at the break.
Bryn Athyn carried that momentum into the second half and allowed the Lions to open up a 47-34 lead on two Washington free throws 2:49 into the half. Washington extended the gap to a game-high 18 points with a basket at the 13:28 mark.
The Lions would have to survive a late Keystone rally as the Giants closed the margin to five (67-62) with 5:09 left. Over the next 2:29, Bryn Athyn went on a 9-4 surge to regain a double-digit lead (76-66) on a Crenshaw bucket.
Keystone's Derrick Donigan was the game's top scorer with 23 points. Javonte Matthew added 18 points, while Tyler Sebastian scored 12.
The difference in the contest came at the free throw line. Bryn Athyn shot a season-best 74.2 percent (23-of-31) from the stripe. Keystone made only 51.7 percent (15-of-29) of its free throw attempts.
Bryn Athyn has a week off before hitting the road to face Neumann University in a non-conference clash on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.