MU faces Lock Haven in Double Header

Men’s team wins 89-82, Ladies fall 54-46 against the Lock Haven Eagles

by Mansfield University Athletic Dept. – January 19, 2017

Kelly Scores 19 in PSAC East Loss to Lock Haven

MANSFIELD, Pa. – Brielle Kelly scored a game-high 19 points for Mansfield, but a late comeback fell short in a 54-46 loss against visiting Lock Haven Wednesday night at First Citizens Community Bank Court at Decker Gymnasium.

Lock Haven (7-9, 4-8 PSAC) jumped out to an early 9-2 lead over the opening four minutes of the game and maintained a two-possession lead until a pair of Melanie Taylor free throws brought the Mounties within three points at 17-14. Mansfield’s defense stiffened over the final two minutes of the game to stay within three points heading into the second quarter.

Lock Haven opened the second on a 7-0 run to jump out to a 10-point lead, but the Mountaineers countered with a 6-0 run of their own to close the deficit down to 24-20. The Lady Eagles took a 29-21 advantage into the break.

In the second half, Lock Haven built up to a 10-point lead once again, but another 6-0 run by Mansfield featuring a pair of Kelly lay-ups and two good Bella Ricci free throws pulled the Mounties within four. However, The Eagles closed out the third on a 7-0 run to hold their biggest lead at that point in the game at 42-31.

The Mountaineers outscored Lock Haven 15-12 in the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too great to overcome.

Kelly hit seven field goals and five free throws to net her season-high 19 points. Melanie Taylor hit double-figure scoring for the third time this season, connecting of a pair of triples and four free throws to score 10 points. Bella Ricci added eight points and six assists in her second start of the season.

Division II rebounding leader Lysa Mealing pulled down 13 boards to go along with her team-high 17 points for Lock Haven.

Neither team could get much to fall as Lock Haven shot 29.5% (18-61) while Mansfield shot 26.9% (14-52). The Mountaineers took care of business from the free throw line, missing just one attempt to go 93.8% (15-16).

Mansfield’s 14 turnovers were a season low.

The Mountaineers conclude a three-game home stand on Saturday when they host Gannon in a PSAC crossover contest at Decker Gymnasium.

Newspaper Box Score
Lock Haven vs Mansfield
1-18-17 5:30 pm at Decker Gymnasium
At Decker Gymnasium
LOCK HAVEN (7-9 (4-8 PSAC))
MEALING, Lysa 5-10 7-12 17; REILLY, Becca 3-8 1-2 9; HENDERSON, Kayla 2-5
3-6 7; McHALE, Madison 3-19 0-0 7; MCGILL-JEFFERSON, A. 3-6 0-0 6; JAMES,
Emily 1-4 0-0 3; HILLSON, Ali 0-2 3-4 3; DEVINE, Rileigh 1-6 0-0 2;
DOMBROWSKI, A. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-61 14-24 54.
MANSFIELD (3-13 (1-11 PSAC))
KELLY, Brielle 7-20 5-6 19; TAYLOR, Melanie 2-7 4-4 10; RICCI, Bella 2-12
4-4 8; RUMBAUGH, Mary Kate 2-6 0-0 5; MULLINS, Alyssa 1-2 2-2 4; DAVIS,
Steph 0-1 0-0 0; WESTBROOK, Morgan 0-3 0-0 0; BATTLE, Micaiah 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 14-52 15-16 46.

Lock Haven……………….. 17 12 13 12 – 54
Mansfield………………… 14 7 10 15 – 46

3-point goals–Lock Haven 4-20 (REILLY, Becca 2-5; JAMES, Emily 1-2; McHALE,
Madison 1-6; HILLSON, Ali 0-2; DEVINE, Rileigh 0-4; MEALING, Lysa 0-1),
Mansfield 3-13 (TAYLOR, Melanie 2-6; RUMBAUGH, Mary Kate 1-1; MULLINS,
Alyssa 0-1; DAVIS, Steph 0-1; WESTBROOK, Morgan 0-1; RICCI, Bella 0-3).
Fouled out–Lock Haven-None, Mansfield-None. Rebounds–Lock Haven 49
(MEALING, Lysa 13), Mansfield 33 (WESTBROOK, Morgan 8). Assists–Lock Haven
12 (McHALE, Madison 3), Mansfield 12 (RICCI, Bella 6). Total fouls–Lock
Haven 17, Mansfield 19. Technical fouls–Lock Haven-None, Mansfield-None.
Carter Scores 32 Points and Pulls Down 19 Rebounds to Lead Mansfield Past Lock Haven 89-82 in Critical PSAC East Matchup

MANSFIELD – Malik Carter scored a career-high 32 points and pulled down 19 rebounds to lead Mansfield to an 89-82 win over Lock Haven in a key PSAC East matchup Wednesday evening on First Citizens Community Bank Court in Decker Gymnasium.

“We knew it would be game or runs and it was,” said head coach Pat Zipfel. “Malik Carter was just unstoppable and really picked us up when we were down.”

In what would prove to be a game of runs, Mansfield struck first rolling out to a 17-0 lead after the first four minutes of the game. The Mountaineers would lead by as much as 33-9 midway through the first half before Lock Haven put its first run together outscoring Mansfield 31-11 over the final nine minutes of the first half to close to 44-42 at halftime.

Lock Haven continued its hot-hand early in the second half building a 60-56 advantage before Mansfield settled down. The Mountaineers retook the lead at 62-60 on a layup by Carter two minutes later and held off Lock Haven for the remainder of the game.

Mansfield went up 81-76 on a pair of Carter free throws with two and a half minutes to play and would extend the advantage to 87-78 on two more free throws by Carter with under a minute remaining.

Mansfield, which shot over 80% from the floor over the first eight minutes of the game, shot 54% for the game and held a 44-33 rebounding advantage.

Carter scored 19 of his game-high 32 points in the second half including hitting 7-of-8 free throw down the stretch. His 32-point effort was the most points scored by a Mountaineer in a game this season and the most since Joe Bell scored 34 points in a win over Cheyney in 2015. Carter’s 19 rebounds were also the most by Mountaineer this season and the most for a player since Bell pulled down 22 rebounds in a win over Clarion in 2013.

Mansfield also got double-digit scoring performances from Matt Tamanosky with 14 points while Da’Quan Jones contributing 12 points. Jahyde Gardiner and Cedrick Powell adding 11 points each.

Lock Haven was led by Amir Hinton with 28 points.

The win lifted Mansfield into a tie with Bloomsburg for fifth place in the PSAC East with a 5-7 conference mark and snapped a three-game losing-streak.

Mansfield host Gannon in a PSAC crossover game this Saturday.

Lock Haven vs Mansfield
1-18-17 7:30 pm at Decker Gymnasium
At Decker Gymnasium
LOCK HAVEN (8-8 (4-8 PSAC))
HINTON, Amir 11-17 6-9 28; BRAKE, Tarojae 6-8 2-2 14; BARNES, Jihad 5-13 3-6
14; SLADE, Craig 6-10 1-2 13; HUNT, Ra’eese 3-7 0-0 6; CAMPBELL, Khaleeq 2-5
1-1 6; RENNINGER, Cole 0-8 1-2 1. Totals 33-68 14-22 82.
MANSFIELD (7-8 (5-7 PSAC))
CARTER, Malik 12-21 7-10 32; TAMANOSKY, Matt 7-15 0-0 14; JONES, Da’Quan 4-6
3-7 12; GARDINER, Jahyde 4-6 2-2 11; POWELL, Cedrick 5-12 1-5 11; KOUTOUFAS,
Gerasimos 2-4 0-0 5; GREEN, Jahmir 2-2 0-0 4; COLLINS, Reilly 0-0 0-0 0;
PUMPUTIS, Kipras 0-0 0-0 0; KATOPODIS, Andreas 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-67 13-24
Lock Haven……………….. 42 40 – 82
Mansfield………………… 44 45 – 89
3-point goals–Lock Haven 2-8 (CAMPBELL, Khaleeq 1-3; BARNES, Jihad 1-3;
HINTON, Amir 0-2), Mansfield 4-11 (JONES, Da’Quan 1-3; GARDINER, Jahyde 1-1;
CARTER, Malik 1-2; KOUTOUFAS, Gerasimos 1-2; POWELL, Cedrick 0-3). Fouled
out–Lock Haven-CAMPBELL, Khaleeq, Mansfield-None. Rebounds–Lock Haven 33
(SLADE, Craig 7), Mansfield 44 (CARTER, Malik 19). Assists–Lock Haven 15
(RENNINGER, Cole 4; BARNES, Jihad 4), Mansfield 17 (POWELL, Cedrick 7).
Total fouls–Lock Haven 19, Mansfield 16. Technical fouls–Lock Haven-TEAM,
Mansfield-None. A-357
Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver, Brady Connolly
Videography: Kline Kaufer, Cody Getz
Video Editing: Kline Kaufer
Writing: MU Athletic Dept.
Anchor: Brady Connolly
Correspondent: Sam Moss

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