The season is very young, but the PSAC has already suffered some ugly losses. Shippensburg was thumped 84-71 at Goldey-Beacom, not exactly a Division II powerhouse. West Chester lost a snoozer (45-42) at University of the Sciences, who was 7-20 a year ago. And you know how the DII schools usually kick the crud out of the tiny Penn State branch campuses (like Penn State-Greater Allegheny)? Well, Penn State Wilkes-Barre turned the tables on Bloomsburg by a 73-70 count.
But guess who laid the biggest egg of the early season? Our good friends at Lock Haven University. Click here to read the game story and click here for the box score. When I first saw the score on the PSAC website, I thought it had to be a typo. But, no, coach John Wilson has taken the Bald Eagles to new depths, losing by 106 points in their second game of the season. Some of the highlights from the stat sheet:
* Turnovers: LHU 34, WL 8
* Steals: WL 25, LH 5
* Assists: WL 40, LHU 7
* Players in double figures: WL 9, LHU 1
* WL had 21 three-point field goals, Lock Haven had 18 total field goals
* FG%: WL 68%, LHU 29%
* WL started the game on a 38-3 run
* WL scored its 100th point with 14:17 left in the game
* LH scored 48 points for the game. WL had 48 points 10 minutes in.
Remember how last year Gannon started its season with a 30-point loss to Urbana? That game was awful. Now add 76 points to UU's total and try to imagine how that tastes.