This week, the Raiders faced off with two PSAC East opponents in Bloomsburg and Kutztown. On Wednesday, the Raiders beat Bloomsburg University (0-15 0-11 PSAC East) 77-68. Graduate forward Dom Sleva led the Raiders in scoring with 22 points in the game.
The Raiders took the lead in the first half and ran with it. The Raiders only trailed the Huskies once in the first half 16-14 with 11:36 to go in the first half. From their Graduate Forward Luke Nedrow tied the game up again with a jumper to tie the game at 16.
From there, the team went back and forth but the Huskies were not able to get the lead back and the Raiders held a four-point lead into the second half of the game.
The second half was a similar story to the first half. The Huskies cut the deficit to just two-point multiple times in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. The Raiders went on to win this one 77-68.
Selva led the Raiders in scoring with 22 points and nine rebounds. Redshirt senior Rashon Johnson had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Forward Carlos Carter had 16 points and eight rebounds. Nedrow had 10 points in the game. Redshirt sophomore Andrew Recchia had eight points in the game.
On Saturday, the Raiders hosted Kutztown University at Heiges Field House. The Raiders struggled in the first half. The Golden Bears Went on a quick 6-0 run with two three-points to start the game. The Raiders fought back with four points from Sleva and Nedrow. The Raiders grabbed their first lead in the game with 12:46 to go in the first half from a jumper from Carlos Carter. From there, the Raiders added to their lead getting a 14-point led at the height of their run.
The Raiders led the Golden Bears 40-28 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Raiders continued to roll through the Golden Bears. The Raiders continued to extend their lead to twenty points with over ten minutes remaining in the half. The Raiders expanded the lead to thirty points with five minutes to go in regulation.
The Raiders handled the Golden Bears 89-62.
Carter led the Raiders in scoring with 22 points. Carter also had five rebounds and two assists. Nedrow was behind him with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Sleva had 14 points in the game Johnson had 12 points in the game.
This week, the Raiders hit the road and travel to Millersville on Monday. The Raiders will then return to Heiges Field House on Wednesday to play Shepherd. The Raiders finish the week on the road against Lockheaven for a 3 p.m. tip off.