Hot-Shooting Moravian Downs Men’s Basketball Team

Hot-Shooting Moravian Downs Men’s Basketball Team

The hot shooting of Moravian College combined with the poor start for the Susquehanna University Men's Basketball team led to a 106-74 loss for the River Hawks Saturday afternoon in a Landmark Conference game in Johnston Hall in Bethlehem.

Senior Glen Nanius had his best career game for Susquehanna (4-8 Overall, 1-1 Landmark) with 23 points and 12 rebounds. The point total nearly doubled his career scoring output as he entered the day with 31 career points. The scoring total in the game also more than doubled his scoring for the season as he had netted nine points in the first 11 games for the River Hawks.

Moravian (10-3, 2-0) jumped out to a commanding lead as the Greyhounds scored the first 17 points of the contest and took a 31-point lead midway through the first half with a 40-9 lead after a pair of free throws with 8:06 left in the opening period.

Head Coach Frank Marcinek used his entire bench in the game and the reserves, including Nanius, responded with 59 of the team's 74 points on the day.

Joining Nanius in double-figures scoring were Joel Morris with 12 points along with Jordan Harnum and John Long who scored 10 points each. All four players came off the bench for the River Hawks.

Nanius led the squad with 12 rebounds, including 10 offensive rebounds.

Moravian had a hot shooting hand for the entire game as the Greyhounds finished with nearly 60 percent shooting (35-for-59) from the field and also hit 15-of-24 (62.5%) from 3-point range.

The loss for Susquehanna was the worst scoring loss since Nov. 29, 2011 when the team dropped an 86-44 loss to Division II Clarion. The River Hawks had not surrendered 100 points in a regular season game since 2016 in a 101-80 loss at Catholic.

Susquehanna returns to action Wednesday with a Landmark Conference 7 p.m. contest at Scranton.