Longwood holds off Central Pennsylvania 88-75

Michael Kessens scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds
Wednesday night to lead Longwood to an 88-75 victory over Central
Pennsylvania.

The game between the Lancers (2-5) of the Big South and Division
II Central Pennsylvania (8-2) was delayed 30 minutes after the
Knights’ bus was delayed in heavy traffic.

Kessens’ 18 points led three teammates in double figures. His 17
rebounds was a career high. Tristan Carey and David Robinson scored
17 points apiece, Robinson shooting 3 for 6 from 3-point range. Nik
Brown added 12 points.

Longwood took a 53-42 halftime lead, with Kessens and Robinson
each scoring 14 points in the first half.

For Central Pennsylvania, Devon Dorsey posted a 20-point,
13-rebound double-double. Wes Kirkland was the only other Knight in
double figures with 16 points.

Longwood shot 49.2 percent (32 of 65) from the field to the
Knights’ 28-of-70 shooting. Longwood had a 50-37 rebounding
advantage.