BETHLEHEM, PA (January 30, 2016) - The Penn State Lehigh Valley Men' s Basketball team fell in overtime to Penn State Hazleton 87-80, Saturday night at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University. Lehigh Valley drops to 2-13 on the season and 2-8 in PSUAC play.
Lehigh Valley held the lead for the majority of the first half and ended on top 39-35. The second half was an up and down battle with six lead changes up until the 7:32 when sophomore Kenny Leger hit a 3 point basket to take the lead 62-59. Lehigh Valley would retain that lead until there was only 44 seconds to play when Hazleton's Jordan Singletary made a layup to tie the game at 72. With 20 seconds to play Lehigh Valley had a chance to win off a jump shot, but instead went into overtime.
Overtime started the same way the 2nd half finished, a back and forth battle. However, with 2:49 left to play Hazleton took the lead 79-76, and despite a valiant effort by Lehigh Valley, Hazleton ended overtime on top to take the win, 87-80.
Four of Penn State Lehigh Valley Men scored in double figures. Leading the pack was junior Jordan Young with 16 points. Senior Brandon Holland added in 15 points, and senior Tyler Krchnavi and freshman DeShawn Oyeniyi had 14 points a piece.
Lehigh Valley will host Penn State Greater Allegheny this Monday, February 1st at Cedar Crest College. The women will tip-off at 1 PM and men will tip-off at 3 PM.
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