ANNVILLE, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team had four players score in double figures in a 73-65 loss to Bethany College in the consolation game of the Rinso Marquette Tournament hosted by Lebanon Valley College Saturday afternoon.
Lamarr Crenshaw and Larry Stevenson III both came off the bench to lead Bryn Athyn (0-2) in scoring with 14 points each. Gabe Michnya posted his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Rahim Washington racked up 12 points and seven rebounds.
Led by Michnya's 12 boards, Bryn Athyn won the rebounding battle 49-45. It is second-time in program history that the Lions have grabbed 49 rebounds—the second-most in a single game. The Lions previously accomplished the feat on December 3, 2016 against Penn College. The program record for rebounds in a game is 50 that came on January 31, 2015 against Penn State Abington.
Bryn Athyn's defense played a big role in getting the Lions out to a 32-26 halftime lead as they held the Bison (1-3) to 25.0 percent (9-of-36) shooting, 11.1 percent (1-of-9) from 3-point range. On the offensive end, the Lions shot 36.7 percent (11-of-30) overall.
The Lions took their largest lead of the game at the 10:58 mark of the first half when Michnya capped off a run of 15-0 straight Bryn Athyn points with a layup. Crenshaw scored all eight of his first-half points during the surge.
Bryn Athyn remained in front until two Trey Shifflett free throws capped a 7-0 Bison run to open the second half and make the score 33-32. After a Saleem Chisholm layup briefly put the Lions back in front (34-33), Bethany ran off 10 straight points to move ahead 43-34 with 13:24 remaining.
A Washington 3-pointer with 7:03 left in the game got Bryn Athyn as close as 54-51, but Bethany came back with five of the next six points to re-establish a seven-point lead.
Shifflett was the Bison's leading scorer with a game-high 20 points, while Aiden Albert added 18 points.
Bryn Athyn finished the game shooting 39.3 percent (24-of-61) and Bethany ended up at 33.8 percent (24-of-71).
The Lions remain on the road to face Penn State Brandywine on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.