Larry Webster (Elkton, MD/Elkton)scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to
lead the Bloomsburg University men’s basketball team to a 75-44 win over Penn State-Hazleton on Monday in the first game at the newly renovated Nelson Field House.
The Huskies controlled the action from the opening tip scoring just 10 seconds into the game on a jumper by Ruben Britt (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional). Bloomsburg quickly pushed its lead to 16 points at 19-3 with the help of back-to-back baskets from both Britt and Ed Hall (Spencerville, MD/Paint Branch). Later leading 27-7 on a dunk by Webster, the Lions trimmed the deficit 11 points at 33-22 with 10 seconds to go in the half. Webster, though, closed out the half by tipping in a miss at the buzzer giving the Huskies a 13-point halftime cushion.
Early in the second half the Huskies pushed the lead to 19 points at 41-22 on another layup by Webster before the Lions once again chipped away and cut the lead to 11 after a pair of free throws from Reills Reichwein with 13:48 to play in the game. Bloomsburg then exploded and went on a 22-4 run over the next 10 minutes to open a 29-point lead at 63-34 with Jesse Betar (Altoona/Altoona) closing out the big run with a layup.
Along with Webster’s 21 points, Hall finished with 11 points, while Trevon Johnson (Snow Hill, MD/Snow Hill) chipped in with 10 points for Bloomsburg, now 1-2 on the season. Brandon Boekel led PSU-Hazleton with 13 points, while Reichwein added 11 and Keiser Zamora scored 10.
The Huskies host Wilmington University on Thursday at 7 p.m.