CHESTER, Pa. – Guard Tariq Moore capped off a tremendous weekend at the Widener Tip-Off for Autism Awareness Tournament with a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team in a 77-66 loss to Moravian in the consolation game Saturday afternoon in the Widener University Schwartz Center.
Moore—who scored 21 points in the opening round loss to Widener—played 38 of the 40 minutes and shot 10-of-19 from the field. The 10 made baskets and 19 attempts are career highs.
Bryn Athyn (0-2) scored nine straight points, capped by a Moore layup, to erase a game-opening 6-0 Moravian run. With the game level at nine, Bryn Athyn got a 3-pointer from Taylor and a layup from Moore to claim a 14-9 advantage at the 13:46 mark.
Then, Moravian (2-2) took control of the opening half by going on a 20-3 surge over a 7-minute span to move ahead 29-17. The Greyhounds widened the gap to 36-21 on two C.J. Barnes free throws with 4:35 left in the half. Bryn Athyn managed to get the gap to eight (39-31) on two successful Marcell Curry free throws. Moravian would lead at the half 43-34.
Moravian's lead remained in double digits until Moore made a layup with 1:25 remaining in the contest to make the score 74-66.
Keith Otto was Moravian's leading scorer with 15 points. Greg Eck came off-the-bench to record 14 points, while Barnes finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in a reserve role.
Bryn Athyn ended up shooting 37.3 percent (22-of-59) from the floor, while Moravian made 36.4 percent (20-of-55) of its shots. The Greyhounds owned a big advantage at the free-throw line, making 30 of its 39 attempts. Bryn Athyn went 16-of-27 from the line. The Lions won the rebounding battle, 46-40.
Bryn Athyn returns to action on Friday, Nov. 22 in the first round of the Scotty Wood Memorial Tournament against host Muhlenberg at 8 p.m.