SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Sophomore D’Yante Doughty (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) scored a career-high 32 points and sparked two comebacks to cut into 20-point deficits, but Susquehanna University had the answer each time in an 80-68 non-conference win on Tuesday night, Nov. 20, at the O.W. Houts Gymnasium.
The loss was the Warriors’ first of the season after starting the year with three straight wins for the fourth straight year, falling to 3-1.
The River Hawks (2-3 overall) used a 14-3 run midway through the first period lead to 34-14. Senior Calvin Chandler (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista) knocked down a 3-pointer and then had a block that led to a three by Doughty to spark a 15-3 run, cutting the lead to 37-29 heading into the break. The Warriors went 5-of-5 from the field on the run, led 10 straight points from Doughty.
Doughty started the second half with a jumper, followed by two made free throws by sophomore Darius Dangerfield (Abingdon, Md./Harford Tech), as the Warriors closed the gap to 37-33. That was the closest they could get, as Susquehanna used a 31-11 run to build the lead to 72-48 with 5:17 left.
Lycoming countered with one more run of their own, closing the game out by outscoring Susquehanna, 20-8, cutting the lead to seven with 50 seconds remaining after a layup by Doughty, but Susquehanna closed the game with six of the last seven points.
Doughty scored his 32 points while going 10-of-14 from the field and 5-of-9 from three. Senior Darius James (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) had a near double-double, finishing with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Dangerfield added eight points while going a perfect 4-of-4 from the line and Chandler had six rebounds with two blocks. Senior Hiro Yamaki (Sakata, Japan/Sakata East) had a season-high four points, all during the late run in the second period.
Seth Callahan led the Riverhawks with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Bryce Butler and Zach Knecht dropped in twelve points apiece and Dominic Dunn added 11 off the bench.
The Warriors get back on the court after Thanksgiving break, on Monday, Nov. 26, for a 6 p.m. start against crosstown rival Penn College at Bardo Gymnasium.