Penn State Lehigh Valley athletic update

January 14, 2020

Men's basketball falls to Penn State Greater Allegheny, 86-54

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team fell to a loaded Penn State Greater Allegheny team, 86-54, Dec. 6 at Cedar Crest College. Hesro Johnson continued his hot shooting leading the way for Lehigh Valley with 17 points, the only other player in double figures was Erick Dixon who added 10 points. 

Women's basketball falls to Penn State DuBois, 72-63

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball team rallied back early in the fourth quarter on Dec. 6, but two Penn State DuBois 3 pointers would open the lead and DuBois would take the conference victory, 72-63, dropping Lehigh Valley to 3-2 in PSUAC and 4-6 overall. Ebony Sanders had another season double double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor Styles and Jah'nel Oliver added 13 points apiece. 

Men's basketball late rally not enough to hold off Penn State DuBois, 80-62

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team would close the gap to six points late in the second half but could not hold off a visiting Penn State DuBois Dec. 7 at Lehigh Carbon Community College. DuBois would build on their run before taking the victory 80-62. Hesro Johnson continues his scoring output for Lehigh Valley with another team-high 24 points. Jacquiel Washington added his season-high 12 points. 

Women's basketball downs Penn State Greater Allegheny, 82-55

Four players scored in double digits as Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball ran past PSUAC opponent Penn State Greater Allegheny, 82-55, Dec. 6 at Cedar Crest College. Ebony Sanders led the way with another double double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Anaya White had a season-high 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kristen Curry chipped in with 12 points and Jah'nel Oliver added 11 points. With the win, Lehigh Valley improves to 3-1 in PSUAC play.

Men's basketball falls at Penn State Hazleton, 64-45

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Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team lost to Penn State Hazleton on Dec. 10.

IMAGE: Lorie Khalil

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball fall to host Penn State Hazleton Dec. 10, 64-45. It was a low scoring affair for both teams as Lehigh Valley's Erick Dixon was the only Lehigh Valley Lion to reach double figures with 10 points.

Women's basketball defeats Penn State Hazleton, 64-56

The Penn State Lehigh Valley improved to 4-2 in PSUAC play with a 64-56 win over host Penn State Hazleton Dec. 10 Lehigh Valley was paced by four players in double figures led by Jah'nel Oliver with 19 points. Anaya White recorded 13 points and Kristin Curry added 13 points coming off the bench. Taylor Styles contributed 12 points. Ebony Sanders was kept to two points but grabbed 15 rebounds including her 1,000-rebound becoming the only player in PSU-LV campus and fourth player in PSUAC history to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds. 

Ebony Sanders surpasses 1,000 career rebounds

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Senior Women's Basketball Player Ebony Sanders grabbed 15 rebounds including her 1,000-career rebound in a 64-56 win over Penn State Hazleton on Dec. 10. 

IMAGE: Lorie Khalil

Senior women's basketball player Ebony Sanders grabbed 15 rebounds including her 1,000-career rebound in a 64-56 win over Penn State Hazleton on Dec. 10. Sanders became the only player in PSU-LV history to score 1,000 career points and to grab 1,000 career rebounds and the fourth player in PSUAC history to accomplish this.

Women's basketball runs by Penn State Schuylkill, 67-56

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball team improved to 5-2 in PSUAC play with a 67-56 win over visiting Penn State Schuylkill on Dec. 13. Taylor Styles led the way with 18 points and Ebony Sanders recorded yet another double double with 15 points and 18 rebounds.  Lehigh Valley went into break sitting in second place in the PSUAC East Division.

Men's basketball falls to Penn State Schuylkill 71-59

Penn State Lehigh Valley had three players in double figures but it was not enough as Lehigh Valley fell to visiting Penn State Schuylkill, 71-59, on Dec. 13. Erick Dixon had a game-high 18 points, Hesro Johnson chipped in with 15 points and Jacquiel Washington added 11 points off the bench.

Men's basketball falls at Central Penn College

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball opened 2020 with a tough road loss, 116-47, at Central Penn College on Jan 4. Connor O'Brien led with 17 points and Hesro Johnson added 13 points for the Nittany Lions.

Women's basketball falls to Central Penn, 67-62

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball team opened 2020 with a loss to host Central Penn College, 67-62, on Jan. 4 in Enola. Despite a limited roster, Lehigh Valley had 3 players in double figure scoring led by Ebony Sanders with another double double 29 points and 18 rebounds. Anaya White also recorded a double double adding 17 points and a career high 23 rebounds. Kristin Curry chipped in with 12 points. Lehigh Valley falls to 6-7 overall. 

Men's basketball trips up at Thaddeus Stevens College, 67-49

A cold shooting night hampered Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team on the road against Thaddeus Stevens College, 67-49, Jan 7. in Lancaster. Lehigh Valley was led by Hesro Johnson with 14 points, followed by Connor O'Brien with 12 points and Dajour Douglas chipping in with 11 points.

Women's basketball blows by Vermont Tech, 83-51

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball improved to 7-7 overall on the season with a 83-51 win over visiting USCAA Division II opponent Vermont Tech on Jan. 8 in Allentown. Lehigh Valley led at halftime 42-24 and never looked back. Three players were in double figures scoring led by Ebony Sanders with another double double 22 points and 14 rebounds. Gretta Bankes converted defensive hustle into 13 points and Anaya White chipped in with 10 points.

Lehigh Valley finished now concentrate on PSUAC play when they open conference play with a western PA trip to take on Penn State Beaver on Jan. 17 and Penn State Fayette the next day.

Montgomery County Community College too much for men’s basketball

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team struggled against visiting Montgomery County Community College size and was not able to shoot well from the floor and fell to the visitors, 99-33, Jan. 11 in Allentown. Hesro Johnson and Dajour Douglas were the only two Nittany Lions that scored in double digits. Johnson added 12 points and Douglas with 11 points. 

Lehigh Valley finished their nonconference schedule and now will look to focus on PSUAC play starting with western PA travel on at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 versus Penn State Beaver and at 1 p.m. on Jan. 18 versus Penn State Fayette.

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Last Updated January 14, 2020