Men Surrender Late Lead in Loss to Dickinson

Men Surrender Late Lead in Loss to Dickinson

Senior Ryan Traub scored a game-high 20 points and fellow senior Adam Dizbon added 16 for the Susquehanna University Men's Basketball team Wednesday night but the River Hawks missed their last six field goal attempts as Dickinson College came from behind to score a 69-65 victory in a non-conference game in Houts Gymnasium in Selinsgrove.

Susquehanna (4-7) took a lead with a pair of free throws by Jacob Walsh three minutes into the game and held the lead until late in the second half including a 16-point advantage in the opening minutes of the second half.

The 16-point lead came on a Dizbon 3-pointer after the River Hawks had taken a 42-29 lead into the locker room for the halftime break. Dickinson (7-4) responded with a 12-2 run to trim the lead to six points at 47-41 with 16:09 left in the game.

Zachary Knecht made a 3-pointer at the 13:39 mark to regain the double-digit lead at 54-43.

A 10-4 run cut the lead to five points midway through the period and the score remained between seven and five points for the next four minutes.

Traub hit a layup with 6:07 left to give Susquehanna a five-point lead but the Red Devils finished the game on a 12-3 run to steal the victory.

Dickinson finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field including 10 3-pointers and forced 16 turnovers with 10 steals on the night.

Traub, who was honored prior to the game for scoring his 1,000th career point, added to his career total passing a pair of players on the all-time scoring list and is now tied with 2017 Susquehanna Hall of Fame inductee Joel Patch with 1,067 career points.

The River Hawks resume Landmark Conference play Saturday at Moravian with a 2 p.m. contest.