WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two seconds stood in the way of Wednesday's non-conference men's basketball game from going to overtime as visiting Lancaster Bible College was fouled with the game tied at 67 in the Field House against Gallaudet University.
Senior guard Kevin Keltner (15 points) went to the free-throw line and missed his first attempt but made the second attempt to give the Chargers (6-9) the one-point lead. The Bison (7-6), in desperation, made an inbound pass to the other end of the court but a final shot was not able to go as GU lost 68-67.
The Bison had four players tally double figure point totals led by forwards Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) and Danny Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio) who scored 15 apiece. Seeber added eight rebounds, five steals and three assists while Kelly came off the bench to grab eight rebounds and passed out two assists. Junior guard Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) scored 12 points while junior Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) had 10 points, four boards and four assists in the loss.
Lancaster Bible was paced by guard Kevin Keltner's 19 points and seven rebounds while forward Erich Graybill tallied 13 points and five rebounds off the glass.
The Chargers clung to a slim three-point lead at halftime, 30-27, over the Bison. Lancaster shot over 50 percent from the field while the Bison shot close to 35 percent for the game. GU held a 41-34 rebound margin.
The Bison will be home the next two weekends as part of this five-game homestand. Gallaudet will welcome Morrisville State on Saturday, January 15, for a 3 p.m. North Eastern Athletic Conference game.