Asbury outlasts Celtics in men’s hoops

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The Carlow men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Asbury University on Saturday, at Oakland Catholic High School. The Eagles stretched what was a close game early into an 89-76 victory.

Carlow (3-20/2-9) came into the game fresh off a narrow 73-68 loss in a tough battle with Alice Lloyd the night before. Asbury (12-10/6-6) completed a 2-0 weekend in Pittsburgh, after defeating Point Park on Friday.

Carlow led by 10 points after five minutes of play, but the Eagles steadily chipped away and gained a 41-34 lead by halftime. Daulton Peters sparked Asbury in the second half, when he came off the bench to score all 19 of his points. He hit 5 of 10 3-point shots, helping the Eagles to put the game out of reach.

PJ McLaughlin (SR/Irwin, Pa.) posted a double double for Carlow, his third of the season. He finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Charlie Scharbo (JR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.) scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made three steals. Jacob St. George (SO/Monaca, Pa.) scored 14 points and dished seven assists. Zach Bryan (JR/Irwin, Pa.) had 11 points, seven assists and three steals.

Trenton Thompson also scored 19 points for Asbury. Peters hit 5 of 10 from behind the arc. Thompson also led the Eagles in rebounding, with nine boards. Will Henderson had five steals and four assists. Kristian Morgan added 15 points.

The coaches for both teams wore sneakers with their suits as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week. The promotion is a nationwide event intended to unite coaches in raising awareness about the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. The sneakers are a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.

The Celtics next host Ohio Christian University on Friday.

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