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Men’s basketball falls to Kutztown

Millersville put up a battle against first place Kutztown but couldn't end the Golden Bears' impressive winning streak. (Photo Courtesy of MU Athletics).

Mike Eshleman
Staff Writer

Kutztown was able to maintain a half game lead over Shippensburg for the first place spot in the PSAC East after defeating the Millersville by a score of 90-78.

For a majority of the game, the score was close, but Kutztown closed the game out on a 13-5 run to seal the win. With this win, the Golden Bears increased their winning streak to 14 games.
One of the most telling stats for this Marauder team has been their inability to win games on the road. Millersville currently has a 1-11 record when playing away from their home court at Pucillo Gymnasium. When in Pucillo, it’s a different story, as the team has posted a 7-5 record, making their overall record 8-16.

In this matchup, the Golden Bears outplayed the Marauders, but not by much, as Millersville hung around the entire game.
Marcus Adkison led the way with 19 points including five three-pointers. Adkison hit one of those threes with 4:06 left to play in the game to trim the Kutztown lead down to five points. After this, Kutztown ripped off a 13-5 run and iced the game at the free throw line.

Millersville couldn't keep up with Kutztown, putting their playoff hopes in jeopardy.
Millersville couldn’t keep up with Kutztown, putting their playoff hopes in jeopardy. (Photo Courtesy of MU Athletics)

Adkison ended the game shooting 5-9 from behind the arc while also tallying four assists.
Millersville shot 35.7% from three while Kutztown ended the game 40% from three.

With only a few games left in what has been a somewhat underwhelming season from the Marauders, they are currently 8th in the PSAC East standings.

This puts them five games ahead of the 2-19 Cheyney basketball team who they will play Saturday, February 25th at 1 pm.

Marcus Adkison was definitely a bright spot for Millersville this season as he averaged 15.2 ppg while shooting 38% from three.
Adkison, Cornell Yarde III and Conrad Chambers all provided consistent scoring for Millersville this year.
The future is bright for Marauder basketball, but there is still work to be done.