SU men's basketball: Golden Eagles fall to Raiders

Clarion’s Golden Eagles were defeated by Shippensburg University’s men’s basketball team as the Raiders pulled off a 70-61 win Tuesday night in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) mandated crossover at Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium.

How it happened

Shippensburg (5-3, 2-1 PSAC) and Clarion (4-4, 0-3) were within two points at halftime, with the Raiders holding a 34-32 lead. An 8-0 run midway through the second half helped SU establish a 12-point lead with nine minutes to go; and the Golden Eagles would only cut their deficit to as few as seven points the rest of the way.

Senior Kiyon Hardy (Philadelphia, Pa./The Shipley School (Kutztown)) led all scorers with a career-high 19 points. Hardy was 8-of-13 from the field and added five rebounds and four assists.

Junior Carlos Carter (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) was also 8-of-13 from the field and scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half. Carter grabbed six rebounds and had a team-high three steals.

Redshirt-sophomore Rashon Johnson (Philadelphia, Pa./Simon Gratz (Highland C.C.)) was excellent off the bench and finished a rebound shy of a double-double. Johnson had 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

Graduate Jake Biss (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Redshirt-junior Dom Sleva (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) added seven points.

Clarion was led by Gerald Jarmon and Connor Ferrell. Jarmon put up 17 points, two assists and two rebounds. Ferrell had 15 points, three rebounds and a block. Lawrence Lemon had 10 points and seven rebounds. All three men were 2-of-4 from three-point range.

SU posted a 40-26 rebounding advantage and committed just 10 turnovers to help overcome the Golden Eagles shooting 49 percent from the floor. The Raiders also had a 17-4 advantage in second-chance points.

What’s next

Shippensburg is back in action at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pitt-Johnstown.

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