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Men's basketball falls to Delaware Valley

Men's basketball falls to Delaware Valley
 

BRYN ATHYN, Pa – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had four players score in double figures in a 78-65 non-conference loss to Delaware Valley University in Asplundh Field House Friday night.

Tariq Moore was Bryn Athyn's leading scorer with 19 points and also added six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Dante Lanzetta had a strong night as he connected on five 3-pointers to record 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, all career-highs. Haybert Louchie poured in 14 points for the third consecutive game, while Okoye Taylor contributed 11 points.

Anthony Burr tallied a career-high nine assists.

Led by Lanzetta's 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc, Bryn Athyn drilled a season-high 13 3-pointers. It was the most made 3-pointers by the Lions since they made 14 threes in a 105-99 overtime win against Immaculata on Nov. 28, 2018.

Both teams struggled to get out of the blocks early on, playing to a 2-2 deadlock for nearly the first six minutes of the contest. Once they got going, Delaware Valley (4-6) and Bryn Athyn (0-11) put together a very competitive and entertaining first half that featured eight lead changes.

The Lions took their largest lead of the contest at the 10:43 mark when Joe Morici converted a put-back jumper to cap a 7-0 run and make the score 14-8. The Aggies would come back to own a five-point advantage (32-27) on a Francis Robles 3-pointer with 62 seconds left in the half. Moore drilled a 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining to send the Lions into halftime down just two (32-30).

Moore and Taylor opened the second half by hitting 3-pointers on Bryn Athyn's first two possessions to put the Lions back in front 36-34. Then, Louchie took over the offense by scoring Bryn Athyn's next 12 points to keep the Lions ahead by four (48-44). With Delaware Valley now leading 53-51 after a 9-3 surge, Lanzetta knocked down his fifth 3-pointer with 11:57 left to put Bryn Athyn in front for the final time (54-53).

Bryn Athyn was unable to find its shooting touch the rest of the way, making just four its last 28 shot attempts. This allowed the Aggies to outscore the Lions 25-9 in the final 11:57.

Damian Washington led Delaware Valley a game-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots. Jordan Tucker filled up his stat line with 15 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, three blocked shots, and two steals.

Delaware Valley finished the game shooting 42.4 percent (28-of-66), while Bryn Athyn shot 29.9 percent (20-of-67).

Bryn Athyn returns to action in the Al Senavitis Memorial Tournament against host DeSales on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.