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Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
St. Joseph's Bill Sadecky dribbles past Ford City's Brandon Heilman (left) and Blake Bower on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Joseph's High School in Natrona.
By Staff Reports
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 12:48 a.m.

The Penn State New Kensington men's basketball team braved the wintry weather during a cross-state trip, but when it entered Penn State Lehigh Valley's gymnasium, it encountered a downpour of 3-pointers.

The local Lions (1-6) watched as their opponents made 16 of 28 attempts from beyond the arc in a 95-63 road loss Friday night. Lehigh Valley (3-4) led 49-28 at halftime and finished better than 50 percent (37 of 66) from the field.

Daryl Harrington had a well-rounded performance in the Penn State University Athletic Conference game. He posted six points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Jordan Williams came off the bench to lead PSNK with 21 points, 12 of which came on 3-pointers.

Jeff Garner shined in Lehigh Valley's shooting display with a 6-for-8 performance from 3-point range. Anthony Belluci made 5 of 9 shots from beyond the arc, and Shane Schmidt made all three of his attempts from downtown. Garner's 18 points led a trio of double-digit scorers.

PSNK will remain on the east side of the state to play Penn State York at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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