November 16, 2012

No. 9 F&M Cruises in Opener

LANCASTER, Pa. – Hayk Gyokchyan scored 16 points and pulled down nine boards to lead No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to a 66-37 victory over Penn State-Harrisburg in the first game of the Lancaster Rotary Tip-Off Tournament.  

F&M used the first half to build a 31-21 lead at the break en route to a 29-point margin at the end for the season-opening victory.  F&M led wire-to-wire and took an early 12-point lead, 15-3, seven minutes into the game. PSU slowly chipped away to come within five, 24-19, with 3:51 left in the first, before F&M went on 7-2 run to go into the break up 31-21. 

The Diplomats extended the run in the second half, outscoring the Lions 11-3 in the first six minutes. F&M continued its dominance and went up 25, 58-33, with 5:10 left and maintained a 20-plus point margin the remainder of the contest. 

Matt Porter scored nine points and shot 3-for-4 from the stripe. Ed Early, Devin Figueroa and Max Brewer all tallied eight points for the Diplomats while Jon Salandra dished out a game-high five assists and finished with seven points. 

William Doyle netted 10 points and Joseph Farthing ended with nine points for the Nittany Lions.

F&M shot 47.1 percent from the floor while its defense limited PSU to just 26.2 percent shooting. 

F&M returns to action on Sunday when the Diplomats host Western Connecticut at 6:00 p.m.

 

No. 9 FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 66, PENN STATE HARRISBUR 37

PENN STATE HARRISBUR (0-1)

William Doyle 3-9 2-2 10; Joseph Farthing 3-6 2-2 9; A. De los Santos 1-6 5-6 7; Kevin Icker 1-5 2-5 4; Ethan Strayer 1-3 0-0 2; Jordan Gatchell 1-4 0-0 2; Arick Sodini 1-5 0-0 2; Julius Brown 0-2 1-2 1; Malcolm Sudler 0-0 0-0 0; Jamaal DuBose 0-1 0-0 0; Adam Williams 0-1 0-0 0; Jared Deibler 0-0 0-0 0; Joshua Johnson 0-0 0-2 0; Kieren Kelley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-42 12-19 37.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (1-0)

Hayk Gyokchyan 7-11 1-3 16; Matt Porter 3-7 3-4 9; Devin Figueroa 3-6 0-0 8; Max Brewer 3-5 0-0 8; Ed Early 2-4 4-5 8; Jon Salandra 3-6 1-2 7; Brandon Beckford 2-8 1-2 6; Gordon Rogo 1-3 1-3 3; Morgan Lee 0-1 1-2 1; Matt Wilson 0-0 0-0 0; Cedric Moune 0-0 0-0 0; Terrel Phelps 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 12-21 66.

Penn State Harrisburg..........   21   16  -   37

Franklin & Marshall...........   31   35  -   66

3-point goals--Penn State Harrisbur 3-16 (William Doyle 2-6; Joseph Farthing 1-3; Ethan Strayer 0-2; Jordan Gatchell 0-2; Jamaal DuBose 0-1; A. De los Santos 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 6-17 (Devin Figueroa 2-4; Max Brewer 2-4; Brandon Beckford 1-4; Hayk Gyokchyan 1-2; Matt Porter 0-3). Fouled out—Penn State Harrisbur-None, Franklin & Marshall-None. 

Rebounds--Penn State Harrisbur 27 (Kevin Icker 6), Franklin & Marshall 40 (Hayk Gyokchyan 9).

Assists--Penn State Harrisbur 7 (William Doyle 2), Franklin & Marshall 19 (Jon Salandra 5). Total fouls--Penn State Harrisbur 19, Franklin & Marshall 19. 

Technical fouls--Penn State Harrisbur-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

A-1221

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