BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Behind a pair of career performances from Larry Stevenson III and Lamarr Crenshaw, the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team notched a 77-68 non-conference home victory over Rutgers-Camden Saturday afternoon.
Stevenson III came off-the-bench to give the Lions (3-6) a 26-point performance, a career-best, on 10-of-20 shooting—6-of-13 from 3-point range. Nineteen of Stevenson III's 26 points came in the opening half. The six made 3-pointers are also a career high. He added a season-high six rebounds.
Crenshaw played all 40 minutes and recorded a double-double for the sixth straight game after racking up 20 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 6-of-12 from the free throw line.
The Lions trailed 20-11 before their defense turned the tide of the contest. Bryn Athyn forced Rutgers-Camden (1-11) to miss 10 consecutive shots and turn the ball over seven times over an 8:37 span. This allowed the Lions to go on a 19-1 surge that put Bryn Athyn in front 30-21 with 5:29 left in the half. Stevenson led the surge with 11 points, while Crenshaw contributed six.
A three-point play by Crenshaw with 9.2 seconds left in the half allowed Bryn Athyn to take a 43-33, the team's largest lead of the half, to the locker room at halftime.
After Anthony Burr put Bryn Athyn up 60-47, matching the team's largest lead of the game, with 11:12 left, the Lions faced a strong push from the Scarlet Raptors. Thanks to four of Trai Green's game-high 29 points, Rutgers-Camden went on an 11-2 surge to trim the Bryn Athyn lead to 62-58.
Stevenson stopped the Scarlet Raptor momentum with five consecutive points and Rahim Washington—who finished with 15 points—added a layup to put the advantage back up to 69-58 with just over five minutes to play. The 7-0 run put the game away from the Bryn Athyn lead won't go below six the rest of the way.
The Lions shot 45.8 percent (27-of-59) from the field and 34.5 percent (10-of-29) from 3-point range, while the Scarlet Raptors made 33.8 percent (23-of-68) of their shots and 26.7 percent (8-of-30) of their 3-pointers.
Bryn Athyn heads to Delaware Valley University for a non-conference clash with the Aggies on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.