CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. – An all-around balanced attack, led by Tariq Moore's 19 points, allowed the Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team to cruise to an 83-59 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) victory over host Clarks Summit Wednesday night.
The Lions (5-14, 3-4 CSAC) had 11 players record at least three points in the victory. Larry Stevenson III came off the bench to give Bryn Athyn 15 points, while Okoye Taylor added nine points. Kiaeem Comegys tied his career-high with eight points in a reserve role.
Bryn Athyn broke open what was a tight first half by going on an 18-4 surge in a 7:12 span to erase a one-point deficit and storm ahead 33-20 with 39 seconds left on a Saleem Chisholm layup. Stevenson III led the way with 10 points, while Rahim Washington scored all six of his points in the run.
Prior to the game-changing run by the Lions, the game featured five lead changes and two ties and the largest lead by either team was five when Bryn Athyn led 10-5.
The Lions get their foot on the accelerator in the second half, shooting 61.3 percent (19-of-31) from the field and making half of their 3-point attempts (7-of-14) to prevent a Defender rally.
Bryn Athyn outscored Clarks Summit 32-7 over the first 13:20 of the second half to open up a game-high 37-point lead (67-30) on a Haybert Louchie layup. Moore scored all 19 of his points in the second half, 15 coming during the surge. Six different Lions recorded a basket.
Reed Plantz was Clarks Summit's top scorer with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Marcus Dixon recorded 13 points and six rebounds, while Dennis Gray Jr. had 11 points.
Bryn Athyn ended the game shooting 49.2 percent (32-of-65) overall, 45.8 percent (11-of-24) from behind the 3-point arc. Clarks Summit shot 42.2 (19-of-45) from the field, 37.5 percent (6-of-16) on 3-pointers. The Lion defense racked up 11 steals, while the Defenders didn't record a steal.
After picking up its first road win of the year, Bryn Athyn returns to Asplundh Field House to face CSAC leader Cairn on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. The Lions will be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Week.