Men’s basketball drops PSAC West road contest with Gannon

By Tyler Rumsey
Sports Information

February 7, 2013

The Lock Haven University men’s basketball team (5-13, 3-12 PSAC) fell to Gannon (17-4, 11-4 PSAC) on the road today, 77-66 in a PSAC West matchup at Gannon’s Hammermill Center.

The Bald Eagles trailed Gannon 36-30 at the half.  Wali Hepburn (Philadelphia/Neumann Goretti) and Kasheef Festus (Philadelphia/Archbishop Carrol) each scored eight points in the opening

Photo courtesy of Sports Information Freshman Elijah Cooper (center)

Photo courtesy of Sports Information
Freshman Elijah Cooper (center)

period.

Gannon opened up a 20-point lead with 6:53 remaining in the game, but the Bald Eagles battled back over the final minutes.

Terrell Johnson (Philadelphia/Imhotep Charter) led Lock Haven with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.  Johnson hit four three-pointers in the game.

Festus and Hepburn finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Nate Walters (Reedsville, Pa./Indian Valley) had a solid game off the bench.  Walters scored seven points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Gannon made 11 three’s in the game, led by Robert Wilson, who shot 6-of-9 from three-point land.

The Bald Eagles return home on Wednesday (February 6) when LHU hosts Mercyhurst in a PSAC West matchup.  Tipoff at Thomas Fieldhouse is set for 8 p.m.

Tyler Rumsey works at Sports Information and can be contacted at 

trumsey@lhup.edu.

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