Hot-shooting Griffins too much for Celtics

Kristin Seamon -

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Despite a big double-double from Charlie Scharbo (SR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.), the Carlow men's basketball team fell, 115-87, to Seton Hill University on the road Monday, Dec. 18.

The Griffins were the sixth of eight NCAA Division II opponents on Carlow's schedule this season. The Celtics play tomorrow at No. 14 Wheeling Jesuit University and then return home Dec. 30 against Tiffin University, before the jumping into the bulk of their River States Conference schedule.

Scharbo paced Carlow (1-9/1-2/0-1) with 36 points and 14 rebounds. He shot 76.5 percent (13-of-17) from the field, while adding six assists and two blocks.

Tony Acrie (JR/Johnstown, Pa.) added 18 points on 50 percent (8-of-16) shooting from the field and seven rebounds. Zach Bryan (SR/Irwin, Pa.) tossed a career-high 13 assists to go with nine points and five steals.

The Griffins jumped out to a big lead in the first half, 55-31. The Celtics held their own in the second half, when they were outscored just 60-56, but could not overcome the early deficit.

Carlow shot well, at 48.6 percent (35-of-72), but Seton Hill shot better, at 58.3 percent (42-of-72). The Griffins also hit 10-of-15 3-pointers (66.7 percent). They also won the rebounding battle, 41-32.

Six Griffins scored in double figures, led by Nathan Davis, with 26 points. Milenko Predic had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Bowling had 17 points, Trevor Lecuona had 16, Tommy Sekunda had 12, and Matt Kline had 11.

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