After being honored prior to Monday night’s men’s basketball game, Keystone College senior Alex Smith turned in an outstanding game, dishing out a career-high seven assists to lead the Giants to a 74-68 victory over Marywood University as the Giants clinched a berth in the upcoming Colonial States Athletic Conference playoffs. Keystone improves to 11-13 overall on the season and 8-9 in league play with their win, which coupled with Centenary College’s loss to Gwynedd Mercy University, gives the Giants their sixth CSAC playoff bid in as many years since joining the conference.
With the Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s basketball game between Keystone College and Baptist Bible College tied at 67-67 with 1:18 remaining in regulation, Feb. 12, the Giants outscored the Defenders 10-2 down the stretch to pull out a 77-69 victory on Think Pink Night in the Gambal Athletic Center. Keystone moves to 10-12 on the season while completing the season sweep of their local rivals and 7-8 in conference play while Baptist Bible slips to 7-15 overall and 4-11 in the CSAC.
Duncan Lunsford led all players with 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Giants to the win. Miles Dargan netted 12 points and Jesse Longmire chipped in 10 points as Keystone snapped a three-game losing skid.
Dan Decker and Abington Heights graduate Luke Peterson had 17 points apiece to lead Baptist Bible, who also got 12 points from Dan Dodd in the loss.