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Moore goes for career-high 21 points to season-opening setback at Widener

Moore goes for career-high 21 points to season-opening setback at Widener

CHESTER, Pa. – Guard Tariq Moore scored a career-high 21 points for the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team in a season-opening 78-51 loss to Widener in the first round of the Widener Tip-Off Tournament for Autism Awareness Friday night in the Schwartz Center.

Moore shot 9-of-19 from the field and 3-of-5 at the free-throw line in a team-high 31 minutes of action. His previous career-best was 20 points against Cairn University on Jan. 26, 2019. In addition to his 21 points, Moore added five rebounds and a career-high four steals.

Okoye Taylor contributed seven points, while Marcell Curry came off-the-bench to record six points.

Widener (3-0) received 14-point nights from Pat Holden and A.J. Sawyers. Connor Laverty tallied 10 points and five rebounds.

After struggling in the first half and falling behind 50-15, the Lions found their stride in the second half as outscored the Pride 36-28. Bryn Athyn shot 11-of-30 (36.7 percent) from the floor during the second half and found ways to get to the free-throw line and went 13-of-22 (59.9 percent). The Lions ended the game on a 19-4 surge with Moore leading the sure with eight points, while Curry added six points and Taylor scored five.

Widener shot 29-of-55 (52.7 percent) overall and 13-of-20 (65.0 percent) at the free-throw line. Bryn Athyn finished up at 17-of-60 shooting (28.3 percent) and 15-of-26 (57.7 percent) from the charity stripe.

Bryn Athyn (0-1) will take on Moravian, who fell to Kean 48-47, in the tournament's consolation game on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.