Beaver finishes fourth in PSUAC-West after loss to York

Keon shoots a 2-point jumper.
Keon shoots a 2-point jumper.

MONACA, Pa. — The Penn State Beaver men's basketball lost against PSUAC rival Penn State York at home on Saturday, finishing fourth in the PSUAC-West.

PSUAC Player of the Week sophomore forward Andrew Brady (Alliance/Marlington) topped Beaver's scoring list, earning another double-double for the Lions with 16 points and 11 rebounds followed by freshman guard Keon Butler (Annapolis/Star Severn School), who earned 13 points and rebounds for the day.

1st half: Freshman forward/center Jeremy Redwine (Merced) facilitated the scoring for Beaver, hitting an early jumper, which he followed up with a layup to give Beaver a 4-0 advantage less than two minutes into the game. York then tied the score at 4-4, but PSUAC Player of the Week junior guard John Foster (Austin/Del Valle) hit a 3-pointer and then a 2-point jumper less than a minute later to help Beaver pull ahead by 5 points (9-4). The game stayed tight with Beaver ahead by two-scores, until a 12-2 run by York turned over Beaver's lead (23-17). At 2:13, Beaver was down by 8 points, but Redwine sunk a late-half 3-pointer to cut the deficit to only 5 points (27-22). However, Beaver trailed by 6 points at halftime (29-23).

2nd half: At 18:47, York pulled ahead by 12 points after scoring 6 unanswered points in a little over a minute (37-25). As the half continued, Beaver missed some critical scoring opportunities and trailed by double-digits for the remaining minutes of the game. Beaver fell to York, 73-54.

Box Score Highlights: Beaver outshot York 61.9 percent to 42.9 percent from the free-throw line, completing 13-21 shots. 

With the regular season wrapped, Beaver secured a post-season spot, finishing in fourth in the PSUAC-West standings with 12-7 record and a 16-9 overall record for the regular season. Beaver will travel to Penn State Mont Alto for round one of the PSUAC playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Game time is at 7 p.m.