WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior guard Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) scored 16 of his career-high 29 points in the second half Sunday to lift Gallaudet University to a 68-56 victory over Cairn University in the men's basketball consolation game of the Louis Fleming Basinger Tournament hosted by Lycoming College.
Seeber made 11-of-18 shots from the field, including going 4-for-8 from three-point range, en route to his game-high 29 points. Seeber just missed out on a triple-double as he grabbed nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block in 36 minutes of action. In two games during the tournament he scored 49 points and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
Junior forward Orion Palmer (Riverside, Calif.) was the second leading scorer for the Bison (5-7) as he scored 17 points and brought down 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double in his career with GU. Palmer also added four assists and two steals in 27 minutes of play. Senior guard Jocus Houston (Baton Rouge, La.) was the third Bison to reach double digits as he netted 13 points to go with four assists, three rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes.
Cairn, formerly known as Philadelphia Biblical University, had three players reach double figures led by Barron Lacy and Charles Hopkins, who scored 12 points each. Forward Reuben Lacy was named to the all-tournament team for Cairn as he finished the game with four points, seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists and one steal. The Highlanders (1-8) lost 103-27 the day before to the host Lycoming in the first round.
GU shot 47.3 percent from the field, over 57 percent in the second half where the Bison outscored the Highlanders 38-32. Gallaudet outscored Cairn 28-16 in the paint and had 12 fast break points, six second chance points and scored 19 points off 20 turnovers committed by the Highlanders.
Gallaudet, who is nearly halfway through its 2012-13 season, will return home to host three North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponents in a five-day span. The Bison (1-1 in NEAC play) will first entertain Cazenovia College on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Field House.