Men’s Basketball falls behind in first half against Salem University

Karina Graziani -


PITTSBURGH – Carlow University men’s basketball shot only 33 percent from the field in a 110-81 loss to Salem (W. Va.) University Nov. 11 at Oakland Catholic High School.

The Tigers (2-0) went on a run in the first half that resulted in a 54-36 lead over the Celtics (1-4, 0-0 RSC, 1-1 USCAA) heading into halftime.

At one point, Carlow led by three points in the first half before the Tigers kicked it into gear and went on a run.

Salem shot 70.6 percent from the foul line, compared to Carlow’s 56.5 percent. The Celtics only shot 25 percent from the three point line.

Senior Tony Acrie (Johnstown, Pa.) put up a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards, and Rece Henneman (JR/Clarksville, Pa.) added 12 points.

Senior Ryan Jackson (Baltimore, Md.) was 4 for 4 from the free throw line in the effort.

Freshmen Michael and Eric Truong (Fairfax, Va.) put on a show the final eight minutes of the game, scoring nine and seven points respectively, but it was not enough to cut the Salem lead.

Carlow travels to Slippery Rock University Nov. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. game.

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