By: Mason Green ’22, staff writer
The 2018-2019 season has not started in the best way possible for Lebanon Valley’s men’s basketball team. Currently sitting at a 2-6 record, the team has dropped its last five games in a row after starting 2-1.
With a young team at hand, it is still trying to find its stride amid a meager start heading into winter break. Beginning the season with out of conference games the team got off to a 2-3 start but as in conference games have begun it has seen its first three games end with a loss.
Considering the team’s record, there is the bright side that it has been competitive in every game with the exception of the Albright game, losing by single digits in five out of the six losses. Most recently, the team faced Lycoming College at home on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in its third conference game. From the jump the game proved to be a close one and heading into halftime, the score was 31-26 in favor of Lycoming. The Dutchmen opened second-half action with a 6-0 run to tie the game, but after Lycoming scored on the next possession making it 34-31, they never surrendered the lead. From then on it was a tight game but Lycoming pulled away late in the second half to defeat the Dutchmen 63-54.
Jordan Abdo led Lebanon Valley with 13 points and added six rebounds while Chris Anderson followed close behind with 12 points and five assists.
LVC’s next game will be Friday, December 7 against Cabrini University at 5 p.m. in Juniata’s Doc Green Tournament.