Beaver outlasts York, 56-55

Keon goes up for a layup.
Keon goes up for a layup.

By: Matylda Zamudio

YORK, Pa.–– The Penn State Beaver men's basketball team came out with the win in a nail-bitter road game against Penn State York Saturday, 56-55. 

Junior guard Keon Butler (Annapolis/Star Severn School) led the charge today, putting up a game-high 27 point, seven rebounds and three assists, where he went 10-20 from the field, 2-3 from 3-point range and 5-9 from the free-throw line.

Sophomore forward/center Jeremy Redwine (Merced) picked another double-double today with 14 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block, where he went 6-12 from the field and 2-2 from 3-point range.

1st half: Beaver trailed York by 10 at halftime (36-26).

2nd half: The Lions played better in the second half, outscoring York 30-19 to earn a close 56-55 victory for the day.

Inside the Box: Beaver shot 42.9 percent from the field, hitting 21-49, 50 percent from 3-point range on 5-10 shots and 69.2 percent from the free-throw line, hitting 9-13 from the charity stripe.

The Lions improve to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the PSUAC standings.

Beaver will head to Penn State DuBois for the team's next game on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The game begins at 8 p.m.