Despite a season-high point total, State College couldn’t keep up with Chris Whitaker and Harrisburg, falling to the Cougars 87-80 on Tuesday night.
Whitaker went off on State College, accounting for nearly half of Harrisburg’s offense. The 6-foot-3 junior guard scored 42 points on 15 made field goals and 13 of 16 shooting at the free throw line.
State College nearly equaled Harrisburg’s production behind a trio of big performances. Tommy Sekunda totaled 22 points, Drew Friberg had 18, and Andrew Witt added 15.
As a team, State College was lights out from behind the arc, connecting on 10 3-pointers.
The Cougars had only three from the perimeter, but buried the Little Lions from the charity stripe. Harrisburg sank 26 of 31 free throws.
State College (3-7) will travel to Mifflin County on Friday.