MEDIA, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine men's basketball team secured its second-straight Penn State University Athletic Conference home victory, clipping Penn State Fayette 83-71 on Friday night.
The victory, coupled with a Penn State Schuylkill loss, pushed Brandywine (10-6, 6-4 PSUAC) two games in front of Schuylkill for the fourth and final postseason spot from the PSUAC East Division.
Jacob Hunt (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) keyed the victory, scoring 27 points, his third 20-point game in the last 13 days, and dished out four assists. Dwayne Coleman (Philadelphia, Pa./Delaware Valley Charter) produced a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double, while Bryce Barrouk (Glen Mills, Pa./Rustin) added 15 points. Anthony Lattanzi (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) hauled in seven rebounds and Pat Gallagher (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown) handed out six assists.
Brandywine got off to a cold start from the field, but the sharpshooting of Barrouk helped keep the Lions within striking distance. Barrouk accounted for Brandywine's first seven points; however, the Lions trailed 14-7 through nine minutes.
Dean Kane (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown) spurred a 10-2 run that put the Lions in front, grabbing a steal and going coast-to-coast for a layup before knocking down the go-ahead triple.
With Brandywine down 22-21, Hunt buried two-straight long-range three-pointers and added a layup, while Kane followed with another triple, sending Brandywine in front 32-22.
Brandywine, which led by nine at the break, allowed Fayette to get as close as six down early in the second period, but back-to-back buckets by Barrouk started a run of nine-straight points for the hosts, helping to put the game out of reach.
Marvin Sidon canned a three-pointer for Fayette to make the score 56-47; however, Josh Smith (Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro) answered with a basket for Brandywine two possessions later and the Lions would lead by double figures the rest of the way.
Brandywine shot 44 percent from the field and knocked down 18 free throws, compared to just six for Fayette. The Lions also forced 23 Fayette turnovers.
Brandywine will look to win its third-straight game Satuday afternoon when it hosts Penn State Beaver at 3:00 pm.
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February 19, 2019 Hunt Recognized As PSUAC Player Of The Week
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February 18, 2019 Postseason Begins Tuesday For Brandywine Basketball Teams
February 16, 2019 Brandywine Wins Finale; Secures No. 3 Seed In PSUAC Tournament
February 15, 2019 Shenango Edges Brandywine 77-74
February 11, 2019 Brandywine Wins Crucial PSUAC Matchup At Hazleton 71-70
February 9, 2019 Second-Half Cold Spell Dooms Lions At York
February 8, 2019 Brandywine Drops Overtime Decision On Senior Night
February 2, 2019 GA Sinks Brandywine At The Buzzer
February 1, 2019 Brandywine Continues Winning Ways At DuBois
January 30, 2019 Brandywine Claims Key PSUAC Victory Over Schuylkill
January 26, 2019 Brandywine Downed By Beaver In Overtime
January 25, 2019 Brandywine Tops Fayette 83-71 For Second-Straight Win
January 23, 2019 Barrouk, Hunt Shoot Brandywine Past Scranton
January 15, 2019 PSUAC-Leading Wilkes-Barre Holds Off Brandywine
January 12, 2019 York Outlasts Brandywine 75-67
January 10, 2019 Brandywine Runs Winning Streak To Five Games With 77-70 Victory
January 8, 2019 Brandywine Stops Valley Forge Rally; Tops Patriots 76-74
December 19, 2018 Lions Edge Williamson; Enter Break With Third-Straight Victory
December 18, 2018 PSUAC Names Dwayne Coleman Player Of The Week
December 15, 2018 Brandywine Starts Fast; Holds Off Schuylkill For 80-65 Win
December 7, 2018 Brandywine Bounces Back To Top Scranton 97-70
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
December 5, 2018 Brandywine Falls Short At Wilkes-Barre
November 30, 2018 Hunt Nets 32; Brandywine Holds Off Mont Alto
November 27, 2018 Lions’ Comeback Falls Short Against Hazleton
November 20, 2018 Second-Half Run, Rebounding Lead Brandywine Past Bryn Athyn
November 9, 2018 Hot-Shooting Rowan Downs Brandywine In Tournament Championship Game
November 8, 2018 Brandywine Debuts With 87-79 Triumph Over Widener
November 7, 2018 Men’s Basketball Opens 2018-19 At Rowan Thursday
August 23, 2018 Men’s Basketball Reveals 2018-19 Slate