GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host Gettysburg College used a big run midway through the second half to fuel a 66-52 non-conference men's basketball victory over Shenandoah Saturday evening.
The Bullets (3-6) sealed the victory by turning a two-point lead into a 12-point advantage on the strength of a 12-2 run from the 10:47 to 6:40 marks of the second.
Sophomore Xavier Alston finally stopped the bleeding for SU (3-7) with a 3-pointer at the 5:47 mark, but the Hornets would get no closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Shenandoah made its final run with a Shaquille Rodney layup with 3:47 remaining to make 58-49 in favor of the hosts, but GC forced the Hornets to miss a pair of layups while hitting two free throws and a jumper of its own to extend the lead back to 13 points by the 2:03 mark.
SU rode a strong performance from outside the arc in the opening stanza to trail by just three, 28-25, at the break.
The Hornets, who had just eight first-half field goals, drained five of them from behind the line to keep themselves in it.
Almulla led SU with 13 points with Bryce Mitchell adding nine and Jared Carithers seven.
Christian Bors had a career-highs in points, 24, and rebounds, 13, for the victors.
Gettysburg owned a 40-24 advantage on the glass.
Shenandoah completes the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule on Monday with a 6:00 non-league game at Dickinson.
Notes: Saturday's game was the first between the two schools since the 1988-89 season… SU, thanks to wins in 1987-88 and 1988-89, holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series…