NCAA DII California (Pa.) University powers past Men’s Basketball

Karina Graziani -

Rece Henneman drives to the basketPhoto by Robert Cifone


PITTSBURGH --- Despite a strong start, Carlow University men's basketball lost, 95-61, to visiting California (Pa.) University Tuesday at Donahue Pavilion.

The Celtics (0-12) came out of the gate strong and shot well, but the Vulcans (6-3) went on a 32-10 run that would put them ahead, 51-26, at halftime.

The referees called very few fouls in the first half, sending the Vulcans to the line five times, while Carlow did not earn a single free throw.

The Celtics kept the score within or under the 20-point deficit well into the second half, but could not seem to catch up. Carlow had a difficult time stopping the Vulcans' leading scorer, Brent Pegram, who put up 36 points on the night.

Carlow shot just 39.3 percent from the field, but shot well from the free throw line, sinking 10 of 13.

The Celtics committed 22 costly turnovers to California's 13.

Senior Rece Henneman (Clarksville, Pa.) shot 50 percent from the field to led the team with 12 points. Tre' Harvey (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11 points and four assists, and Eugene Goodwine (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Marcus Millien (SO/Orlando, Fla.) each added two treys and 10 points apiece.

The Celtics hop a flight to Florida tomorrow to face St. Thomas University and Florida National University on Dec. 19 and 20. Links to live coverage can be found online at

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