BETHLEHEM, PA (Jan. 26, 2019) - The Penn State Lehigh Valley Men's Basketball celebrated two great happenings on Saturday night at Stabler Arena, The first is 79-70 win over visiting PSU Fayette at the PSULV's Winter White Out promotional game and Penn State Lehigh Valley Senior Jeremiah Jenkins becaming the 2nd player in PSULV Men's Basketball history and 5th player overall in school history to surpass the 1,000 point mark.
Lehigh Valley held a 34-29 halftime led and never looked back. Jenkins needed 13 points to surpass the 1,000 mark and got that in the 2nd half on a lay-up. Jenkins had a team-high 23 points and senior James Middleton added 19 points. Sophomore Lewis Hargett chipped in with 10 points. With the win, Lehigh Valley improves to 4-9 overall and 3-7 in PSUAC play.
Jenkins spent 2 years at Central Carolina Community College where he accumulated 410 points. His junior year at PSULV, Jenkins scored a total of 317 points. This season he is leading the PSUAC in scoring, averaging 21.8 points per game and has accumlated 284 points up to this point of the season. 2017 graduate, Jordan Young, was the only other PSULV Men's Basketball player to surpass the milestone. Ashley Gordon, Andrea Watkins and Hannah Bankes are the 3 PSULV Women's Basketball players who surpassed the milestone as well.
Lehigh Valley will host PSU Hazleton Wednesday evening at 8 PM at Lehigh Carbon Community College.
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