ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had a trop of players score in double figures as the Lions concluded the Scotty Wood Tournament with a 92-70 loss to Purchase College in the consolation game Saturday afternoon in Muhlenberg College's Memorial Hall.
Tariq Moore, Okoye Taylor, and Dante Lanzetta for scored 11 points in the loss for the Lions (0-4). Anthony Burr contributed eight points and a team-high five rebounds, while Haybert Louchie and Marcell Curry added seven points each.
Juleton Jean Louis tied Burr for the team lead in rebounding with five.
The main difference in the contest was shooting as Purchase (1-3) made 55.9 percent (33-of-59) of its shots and Bryn Athyn shot 34.8 percent (23-of-66). Both teams shot very well from the free throw line with Purchase shooting at a 89.5 percent (17-of-19) clip and Bryn Athyn hitting at a 81.8 percent (18-of-22) rate.
Purchase won the rebounding battle 41-32, but Bryn Athyn was better on the offensive glass, 13-8. The Panthers committed 17 turnovers and the Lions turned the ball over 16 times.
The Panthers took control of the contest early on by breaking a 2-2 tie with a 28-10 run to go ahead 30-12. Led by three points each from Moore, Burr, and Taylor, Bryn Athyn went on a 10-2 run to close the margin to 32-22 on a Louchie free throw at the 6:55 mark. Purchase led at the half 42-30.
After Bryn Athyn closed the gap to 10 two minutes into the second half, Purchase ran off 11 of the next 12 points to extend its lead to 53-33. Burr made a 3-pointer with 5:02 remaining to bring the Lions as close at 77-63.
Maxx Miller poured in a game-high 30 points and also grabbed eight rebounds to lead Purchase, while Jorge Perdomo added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
Bryn Athyn will get to play in front of the home fans for the first time this season on Tuesday, Nov. 26 when the Lions host Neumann at 7 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.