January 27, 2010

Adon El Helps Huskies Gain First PSAC East Win



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SHIPPENSBURG-Senior forward Adon El (Philadelphia/St. John Neumann) posted his first double-double of the season to lead Bloomsburg University to a 59-44 win over Shippensburg in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East men's basketball action on Wednesday night. The win snapped the Huskies six-game losing streak.

It was a low scoring first half as neither team shot well from the floor. The Huskies jumped out to an early 6-3 lead before Shippensburg scored the next four points, going up by one with 14:39 left. Bloomsburg would then go on an 8-2 run over the next seven minutes to take a 14-9 lead. El scored six of the Huskies points during the stretch. The Red Raiders battled back, knotting up the score at 19 apiece heading into the locker room.

The Huskies (7-10, 1-3) would quickly go up 27-21 just 1:39 into the second half before Shippensburg's 12-5 run put them ahead 33-32 just six minutes later. The Red Raiders lead didn't last long as freshman guard Jamar Smack's (State College/State College) layup on the next possession flipped the lead back to the Huskies. Shippensburg hung around, but a three-pointer by senior guard Ruben Britt (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) and a layup by El 47 seconds later gave the Huskies a seven-point lead with 6:26 remaining before outscoring the Red Raiders 14-7 down the stretch to gain their first PSAC East win of the season.

El scored 16 points, going 6-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line, collected 10 rebounds and had three blocks. Britt had a game-high 17 points and sophomore forward Larry Webster (Elkton, MD/Elkton) collected 10 boards of his own.

The Huskies are back in action this Saturday when they host Kutztown. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Nelson Field House.