After having three straight games canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, The Rock finally returned to action. They welcomed the eleventh ranked team in the nation in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West foe Mercyhurst University. The game served as a crucial game for both squads with the Lakers coming in with a record of 14-3 (9-3) and The Rock sitting at 10-3 (6-1).
It was highly contested throughout, but The Rock struck first and just a little under two minutes in they had a 6-2 advantage. In the first half, Mercyhurst and The Rock went back and forth, and in the first 20 minutes of action the game saw five lead changes.
At around the midway point, the Lakers took a ten-point lead. It quickly evaporated and only five minutes later The Rock found themselves back on top after a three pointer from Amante Britt. That was the last time The Green and White held an advantage in the game.
The Rock went into half down just two points and tied the game at 34 all to open up. After that however, the game was all Mercyhurst. The Rock, who was coming off of another unplanned break due to COVID-19 protocols, came in shorthanded and battled the eleventh-ranked Lakers. Britt led The Rock in scoring with 17 points.
The Rock has had two interruptions in their schedule thus far. The first of which came only a few weeks ago, and now five games have been postponed and moved to different dates. Among the teams that they’ll play in those games are Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The Crimson Hawks came into the season as the PSAC favorites, but early season success from The Rock and the Lakers have shaken things up to look a lot more interesting.
The Lakers were able to sneak away with the 73-66 win over The Rock in what could be a crucial win in terms of seeding if both teams are to keep up their success over the new four weeks.
The Rock had a quick turnaround as they traveled to Millersville University of Pennsylvania for another PSAC matchup. The game featured another team that has done well for themselves throughout the early parts of the season as they sat at 14-4 (8-4) coming in.
In the game, The Rock held the lead once and that lead came a minute and 54 seconds in and lasted just seven seconds. From there it was all the Marauders. Early in the second half Millersville stretched their lead to 15 points. The game was The Rock’s second loss in a row. Lashon Lindsey led The Rock with 18 points.