Scranton, PA – A Gilberto Benz layup in the closing seconds of play gave Lackawanna College's Men's Basketball team a 71-69 victory in its home opener against the Misericordia University JV team. The game winning points were two (2) of nineteen (19) points he scored in the Wednesday night contest.
In addition to Benz, Justin Iton and Khristian Gill also scored in double digits for the Falcons. Iton contributed thirteen (13), while Gill scored eleven (11). Gill was Lackawanna's leader in rebounds with 9. In addition to being Lackawanna's top scorer, Benz also was its leader in assists with three (3).
The Falcons return to play on Saturday when they host Delaware Technical Community College at Lackawanna's Student Union. Saturday's contest is a Region XIX DII contest and will start twenty (20) minutes after the completion of the 1:00 PM women's game between Lackawanna and Del Tech.