Lehigh Prepares for Home Opener in Grace Hall Against Misericordia
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s basketball team will play their home-opener against Division III Misericordia at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks used Grace Hall as their primary home for the program for the first 78 years, up until the opening of Stabler Arena in 1979, where they have been playing ever since.
The Grace Hall game is student-focused with a very limited seating capacity, so non-season ticket holders do not have access to advance ticket purchases for this game. Questions can be directed to Lehigh Ticket Services at [email protected] Single-game tickets for Stabler Arena games are on sale HERE.
Lehigh (0-2) is looking to bounce back from a 78-52 setback at Virginia Tech Thursday evening. Eight Mountain Hawks recorded a point inside Cassell Coliseum, with senior Jakob Alamudun and junior Dominic Parolin both reaching double figures. Alamudun scored a team-high 14 points coming off the bench, to go with four rebounds and an assist. Parolin tossed in 10 points, and was the co-leader in rebounds with five. Higgins registered nine points with three rebounds and two assists while Whitney-Sidney tackled on eight points, with seven of his eight points coming in the second half, and adding four rebounds, a team-leading three steals and one assist.
The Mountain Hawks concluded the night shooting 36.5 percent while the Hokies shot 52.5 percent from the field. Virginia shot 27.8 percent (5-18) from beyond the three-point line and 66.8 percent (11-16) at the foul line while Lehigh was 23.8 (5-21) from long distance and 50.0 percent from the free-throw line, attempting just two total in the game. The Hokies out-rebounded the Brown and White 36-32 in the matchup.
Misericordia comes in with a 2-1 record after playing two games in the Messiah Tournament, falling to The Catholic University of American on Friday, 80-73, followed by a win over Penn State Abington on Saturday afternoon, 81-75.
Sunday’s game tips off at 4 pm and will have deals for students to partake in, including free Lehigh Basketball t-shirts to the first 200 students, hot dogs, soft pretzel sticks and popcorn for only $1, student knockout during halftime and pizza gift cards for students who get baseline seats.
Following Sunday’s game, the Mountain Hawks will host Marist at Stabler Arena on Wednesday, Nov.16. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm and will be broadcast on ESPN+ and Fox Sports Radio 94.7 FM and 1230 AM.
|dates:||November 13, 2022|
|Tip off:||4 p.m|
|Arena (Capacity):||Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall (1,795)|
|Lehigh’s Record:||0-2, 0-0 Patriot League|
|Virginia Tech’s Record:||2-1, 0-0 MAC Freedom|
|Series:||Lehigh leads 1-0|
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