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Men's basketball falls in home opener 74-58 to Arcadia

Men's basketball falls in home opener 74-58 to Arcadia

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team dropped its home opener to Arcadia University, 74-58, in a non-conference game Tuesday night in Asplundh Field House.

Rahim Washington and Lamarr Crenshaw both shot 6-of-15 from the field as they led the Lions (1-2) with 19 points each. Washington scored 15 of his points during the first half, while Crenshaw did a majority of his damage in the second half with 11 points.

Bryn Athyn got off to a fast start as the Lions knocked down four of their six shots in the 3:23 to storm out to a 12-2 advantage. Washington led the surge with eight points. Meanwhile, Arcadia (2-1) missed its only two shots from the field, scoring both points at the free throw line, and committing three turnovers.

Larry Stevenson III extended the Bryn Athyn to a game-high 13 points when he capped a 12-5 surge with a 3-pointer at the 7:23 mark to make the score 26-13.

Over the next six and a half minutes, the Knights outscored the Lions 19-7 to cut the Bryn Athyn lead to 33-32. Crenshaw scored the final four points for the half that allowed Bryn Athyn to go to the locker room up by five, 37-32.

After Crenshaw drained a fastbreak layup to extend the margin to seven, Arcadia stole the momentum away with 18 of the next 19 points over a 4:10 span to take a 50-40 lead.

Trailing 52-42, Crenshaw took over for a two-minute stretch as he scored seven straight points to bring the Lions within 52-49 with 8:22 to play. It would be as close as the Lions would get as the Knights responded by going on a 22-6 run to grab a 19-point advantage with 51 seconds left.

Adonis Rosario had 10 points, on 4-of-8 shooting, and a team-high eight rebounds.

Phil Pierfy recorded a game-high 22 points—14 in the second half—to pace Arcadia. Jon Lott added 15 points and a game-best 10 rebounds.

Bryn Athyn shot 33.3 percent (20-of-60) from the field and a season-best 86.7 percent (13-of-15) at the free throw line. The Knights shot 60.0 percent (18-of-30) in the second half to end up shooting 45.2 percent (28-of-62) overall for the game.

Bryn Athyn has a week off before facing the University of Valley Forge on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in a non-conference contest in Asplundh Field House at 7 p.m.