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Doyle scores 28 as Lions fall to Messiah

Posted 11/26/13

 

Will Doyle put on a show for a standing-room-only crowd, scoring a career-high 28 points in Penn State Harrisburg’s 74-60 loss to Messiah in the Lions’ home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Middletown.

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Doyle scores 28 as Lions fall to Messiah

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PSUmen11 27 13 webWill Doyle put on a show for a standing-room-only crowd, scoring a career-high 28 points in Penn State Harrisburg’s 74-60 loss to Messiah in the Lions’ home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Middletown.


After missing the Lions’ last outing due to injury, the senior captain returned to the lineup with a vengeance.
Unfortunately for the Blue & White, Doyle’s stout individual effort wasn’t enough as Messiah (3-0) used a steady diet of three-balls to best the Lions in front of the largest crowd ever gathered to watch a basketball game at Penn State Harrisburg.


“I thought our effort was there and I thought our kids played really hard,” said Penn State Harrisburg Coach Don Friday. “With playing really hard, though, there’s a factor of playing smart and with purpose. At times tonight, we lacked that.”


No amount of smarts could slow down Messiah’s impressive shooting from beyond the arc. Three of the Falcons’ first four field goals came from downtown and the visitors rode that hot start to an early 17-10 advantage.


Back-to-back buckets by Doyle and a strong layup from senior captain Kenny Stone drew the Lions (1-2) to within four at 20-16 with 9:45 left in the first half.


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