Men’s Team Falls Short of Conference Championship


Alexa Henry

Chase Robinson, #0 and Zeg Scott #5

Two weeks ago Penn State Harrisburg’s men’s basketball team fell just one game short of making the conference championship. The Lions lost to Penn State Abington on Feb. 24, 63-56. 

Harrisburg came out in the first half ready to play and looked ready to face Lancaster Bible for the third year in a row in the championship game. However, both teams struggled to get any momentum defensively or offensively heading into halftime. 

The score was 21-19 in favor of Harrisburg. Harrisburg shot just 38% from the field meanwhile Abington shot just about 33%. 

Heading out of halftime, it appeared that Harrisburg lacked energy and struggled to get any momentum behind them as they played in the second half. 

Abington finished the second half shooting just about 58% while Harrisburg finished with 35%. Abington continued to the championship match the next day where they lost to Lancaster Bible, 87-64.

Although the men’s chance to defend their championship title was cut short the conference still highlighted their achievements. Including Josh Maxwell who earned the United East Sportsmanship award.

Nate Curry earned his third all conference honor by making the conference first team. He averaged about 15 points per game and was 48% from the field. He had eight double-doubles during his senior campaign and became the seventh player to reach 1,000 points. He also earned two player of the week honors.

Zegary Scott earned second team all conference during his final year with the team. Scott recorded 552 career assists and was the eighth player to score 1,000 points. He also held a 45% shooting average from the field and averaged 11 points per game.

Chase Robinson capped off his stellar freshmen season by earning Rookie of the Year. He averaged seven points per game and shot over 48% from the field. He also had a career high of 24 points during a rematch against Penn State Abington in the regular season.

The Lions finished their season 15-11 overall and 12-4 in conference.