February 3, 2010

Huskies Upset Bid Over Mansfield Falls Short

Box Score

BLOOMSBURG- Yuseff Carr's dunk with 4.2 seconds remaining proved to be enough as Bloomsburg University fell to Mansfield University 68-67 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East men's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Nelson Field House.

The Huskies (8-11, 2-5) led by as many as 10 points with 14:16 to go in the second half, as Bloomsburg came out of the locker room on a 16-7 run. After two successful foul shots, Chris Pender's three-pointer cut Mansfield's deficit to 48-43 less than two minutes later. The Mountaineers (13-6, 5-2) cut the lead to three with 11:08 left after a layup by Derrison Anthony.

Bloomsburg would fight back, eventually stretching its lead to 58-51 with 6:38 remaining after back-to-back layups by senior guard Ruben Britt (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) and sophomore guard Trevon Johnson (Snow Hill, MD/Snow Hill). Mansfield then scored six straight points over the next 2:15, bringing the Huskies lead to 58-57. After a layup by sophomore forward Trenton Epps (Frederick, MD/St. John's Catholic Prep) with 3:40 left put the Huskies on top 62-59, the Mountaineers got a layup from Anthony and another three-pointer by Pender to take a two-point lead with 1:37 left in the game.

The Huskies would regain the lead as Johnson hit two pairs of free throws on successive trips down the floor, putting Bloomsburg ahead 66-64 with 36 seconds left. Carr's tip-in off of a Mansfield missed shot knotted the game up at 66 with 22 seconds left on the clock, and a turnover for the Huskies their next trip down the court gave the Mountaineers the ball back, where Carr was able to muscle inside for his contested dunk. The Huskies would get one more chance, as Britt was fouled with 0.3 seconds remaining, but after making his first, he would miss his second free throw to give Mansfield the one-point victory.

Bloomsburg led at the end of the first half, 32-31, as the lead changed hands five times.

Carr led Mansfield with 25 points while Anthony added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Johnson led all Huskies scorers with 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting, also going 11-of-12 from the foul line and adding five steals. Sophomore forward Larry Webster (Elkton, MD/Elkton) added 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Huskies return to the court this Saturday when they host Cheyney (12-8, 5-2), who is tied for second with Mansfield in the PSAC East standings. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. from the Nelson Field House.