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Men's basketball falls to Lancaster Bible in season finale

Men's basketball falls to Lancaster Bible in season finale

LANCASTER, Pa. – Rahim Washington recorded a team-high 21 points, three rebounds, three steals, and three assists for the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team in a season-ending 98-57 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss to host Lancaster Bible College Saturday afternoon.

Bryn Athyn ends the season with a 9-16 overall record and a 6-10 mark against NEAC competition. The nine wins are the third most in the program's five-year history. Lancaster Bible, eighth in the most recent NCAA Division III East Region Rankings, finished the regular season at 20-5 overall, 15-1 in the conference.

Lamarr Crenshaw and Christian Rivera added 10 points, four rebounds, and two steals each for the Lions.

After falling behind 11-3 early on, Bryn Athyn ran off six straight points in a 91-second span to close the gap to 11-9 on a Drew Heller 3-pointer with 13:28 remaining in the first half. The Chargers responded to the Lion rally with 18 of the next 23 points to open up a 29-14 lead.

Led by five Crenshaw points, the Lions ended the first half on a 13-7 surge over the final 5:50 and trimmed the Charger lead to 36-27 at the break.

Lancaster Bible, who shot 63.9 percent (23-of-36) during the final 20 minutes, put the game away early on thanks to a 24-6 run that widened the margin to 60-33 at the 13:35 mark.

Herbie Brown was the Chargers' top player with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and eight rebounds. Luke Beers came off the bench to add 14 points, while Christo Majok had 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

The Lions shot 36.4 percent (20-of-55) from the field, 26.7 percent (4-of-15) from 3-point range. Lancaster Bible ended the game shooting 55.4 percent (36-of-65) overall, 42.3 percent (11-of-26) from behind the arc.