Mercyhurst University takes win against the Edinboro men's basketball team

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 11:31 PM

The men’s basketball team put up a fight, but ultimately fell to Mercyhurst at McComb Fieldhouse on Jan. 30. The Lakers came into the game 13-4 overall and 8-4 in the PSAC West.

Mercyhurst started off strong, scoring seven straight before Edinboro could respond. And despite ‘Boro’s efforts, the Lakers built up a lead of 28 at times in the first half. They closed it out leading 53-27.

Freshman Fighting Scot Turner Kurt opened scoring in the second half, putting in a bucket in the first 10 seconds. Back-and-forth scoring ensued, but Mercyhurst stretched their lead to 36 before the final frame ended. They would win by a score of 90-59.

Edinboro had a total of 17 second chance points, with 11 in the first half. Jaryn Simpson collected a total of eight rebounds in the game, while teammates Daylon Harris, Trey Staunch and Alex Jay each collected seven.

This was the only game the men’s basketball team would play last week. After the loss, their record sat at 5-13 overall and 2-11 in conference competition.

Madi Gross | sports.spectator@gmail.com

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