Beasley’s Big Night Propels Lions To 91-75 Victory
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Quentin Beasley (Philadelphia, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) poured in a career-high 30 points to lead the Penn State Brandywine men's basketball team to a 91-75 triumph at Penn State Lehigh Valley Tuesday night.
Beasley scored 17 of his points after halftime to help the Lions pull away. He netted 12-of-23 field goal attempts, while adding six assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Pat Gallagher (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown) collected 18 points, six assists and six rebounds, while Bryce Barrouk (Glen Mills, Pa./Rustin) tallied 12 points and six boards and Jordan Graves (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) added 10 points. Donald Jones (Philadelphia, Pa./The Christian Academy) knocked down all three of his three-point attempts to join Johnta Dunson (Philadelphia, Pa./Freire Charter) with nine points.
Brandywine shot better than 50 percent (35-69) from the field overall and canned eight triples, while holding Lehigh Valley to 3-of-17 shooting from long range. The Lions turned 18 Lehigh Valley turnovers into 27 points.
Brandywine got off to a fast start offensively, scoring 26 points during the first nine minutes of the game as the Lions built a 26-15 lead following Barrouk's first of two triples. Lehigh Valley rallied to take a 36-33 advantage less than seven minutes later, but baskets by Barrouk and Tim Mattern (Lincoln University, Pa./Salesianum) and six points from Beasley sent the Lions into halftime with a 43-38 edge.
The hosts moved back in front, leading 52-51 with 15:22 to go; however, Brandywine embarked on an 18-4 surge during the next six minutes fueled by six points from Beasley and three-pointers from Jones and Graves to take control of the game.
Lehigh Valley trimmed the margin as low as six points at the 4:58 mark, but Barrouk countered with a triple that opened a 12-2 run for Brandywine as the Lions put away their fifth conference victory.
Brandywine (5-15, 5-10 PSUAC) hosts Penn State Schuylkill Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.