EDINBORO, Pa. – Jonathan Logan led all five starters in double figures to lead Edinboro to a 101-65 win over Penn State New Kensington at McComb Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. The Fighting Scots improved to 4-1 while the Lions are now 1-1.
Logan matched his career-high with 21 points, all coming on 3-pointers. The senior forward made 7 of 10 shots from beyond the 3-point line, with 18 of his points coming in the first half.
Henri Wade-Chatman added 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds. After scoring 30-or-more points in back-to-back games, Jonny Marsh ended the night with 13 markers and seven assists.
Bryan Theriot contributed 12 points and eight boards, pulling him to within nine points of 1,000 for his career. The 6’9” senior now has 991 career points along with 511 career rebounds. Xavier Churnac had 12 points, as well.
The bench also provided plenty of production. Six-foot-seven senior Bobby Davis scored eight points, but more importantly pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds, including nine on the offensive glass. He paced a 67-32 domination of the boards by the Fighting Scots, who outscored PSU New Kensington 40-26 in the paint and 24-9 on second chance points.
The 101 points marked the first time Edinboro has reached the century mark since the second game of the 2011-12 campaign.
Alex Moore led all reserves with nine points, adding seven rebounds. Sam Sealy-James finished with seven points, including a pair of resounding dunks late in the game, along with eight boards and four blocks.
Timothy Jones led the Lions with 14 points, while Matthew Sutton added 11.
Edinboro shot 51.3 percent for the game (39 of 76), including making 12 of 30 3-pointers. PSU New Kensington was limited to 30.0 percent (24 of 80), marking the fourth time in five games the Fighting scots have held an opponent under 40 percent. The Lions would commit just six turnovers, while Edinboro was guilty of 15.
PSU New Kensington actually jumped out to a 7-2 lead less than two minutes into the contest, but the Fighting Scots would answer with eight 3-pointers over the next nine minutes to claim a 34-23 lead. Logan would drain six of those trifectas. A 15-2 run later in the half, fueled by six points from Churnac, boosted the lead to 49-27 with 4:30 to play in the half. The Lions would score the last four points of the half to close the gap to 53-36 at the half.
PSU New Kensington would not pull closer than 16 points in the second half, that coming at 18:58 on a Jones’ three to make it 55-39.
After that it was all Edinboro, as the margin never got under 20 points over the final 15 minutes. The final score was the largest margin for the Fighting scots, as they would score the final seven points of the game. Freshman guard Jeremy Lynch’s 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining put the Fighting Scots over 100 points.
Edinboro will return to action on Wednesday, December 4, hosting Seton Hill in a PSAC West contest. That game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. at McComb Fieldhouse.