Men’s Basketball Defeats Penn State Mont Alto in OT

Senior Lucas Jewell drives to the basket.
Senior Lucas Jewell drives to the basket.

Penn State York Basketball celebrated Senior Night on Friday, and Lucas Jewell celebrated in a big way. The senior recorded a triple-double, with 19 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead York to a 90–81 overtime win against Penn State Mont Alto.

Trent Thomas led all scorers with 30 points, and senior Billy Vaughan-Geib also got the start for York in his final regular season game.

York came back from a small halftime deficit to take the lead in the second half, only to see Mont Alto's DeShawn Franklin hit a three at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.

Jewell took over, single-handedly outscoring Mont Alto in overtime, with seven of his 19 points coming in the extra period.

Penn State York finishes the regular season 15–1 in the conference and secures the #1 seed in the PSUAC playoffs. The campus will therefore host the Final Four next weekend, as York looks for its fourth conference championship in five years.