Tomorrow night, Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Men's Basketball team will host Penn State Lehigh Valley in a first-round matchup in the PSUAC playoffs. Wilkes-Barre finished 16-8 overall, with a 12-4 conference record, while Lehigh Valley finished 11-10, with a 10-6 record in conference play. The two teams faced each other once in the regular season, with Wilkes-Barre coming away with the 74-69 victory. Levaugn Soules came up big in that game. He had 14 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mountain Lions secure the victory. For Lehigh Valley, 4 of their 5 starters scored in double figures, and were led by Zach Thomas (13 points).
For Penn State Wilkes-Barre, they really like to spread the ball on offense, with 5 players averaging double digit points. They are led by Tomir Gibbs and Levaugn Soules, who average 11.1 PPG. The other three scorers are Jordan Williams (10.3 PPG), Kevin Silverberg (10.2 PPG) and Devaughn Roberts (10.0 PPG). If they are able to get significant contributions from multiple guys, they will have a strong chance to win. Senior PG Shakur Jackson is going to have to make sure the offense is running smoothly. On defense, Gibbs (2.3 SPG) will look to set an example of how to play playoff defense. His intensity can inspire the rest of the team to play as hard as he does.
As for, Penn State Lehigh Valley, they also have 5 players averaging double digit points. Jeremiah Jenkins leads the team with 14.8 PPG. The other players are Tarvis Gilbert (13.6 PPG), Jonathan Buie (10.6 PPG) and Zach Thomas and AJ Molettiere (10.0 PPG). As a team, they average 80.0 PPG. The team has also won 9 of their last 11 games.
The game tomorrow night will start at 8 pm @ PSU Wilkes-Barre. Let's Go Mountain Lions!