ESU Men’s Basketball = PSAC Champions!

Koehler Fieldhouse was rocking on Sunday evening as the Warriors tipped off against the Golden Knights for the PSAC Championship Game. It was a night for the memory books in many ways. ESU took an early 12-2 lead over Gannon and never looked back. Their full-court press and speed forced mistakes and turnovers throughout the game. The game plan was executed precisely and the championship was won! These photos take you through the game and post-game celebrations. I hope they help you see and sense the excitement of this incredible accomplishment. Way to go Warriors! We are very proud of you and the championship title you achieved!

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Josh Williams shoots over a Gannon defender to score two early in the contest.

BKBM180304 0476Montrel Morgan works through a defender.
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Nick Giordano connects on a layup.

BKBM180304 1018Jakwan Jones drives to the hoop.

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The ESU bench erupts on a score late in the game as a timeout is called!

BKBM180304 1654Williams completes a commanding dunk.

BKBM180304 1947Steve Harris swishes a free throw to get to 1,000 points in his career!

BKBM180304 2024Jakwan Jones defends an in-bounds attempt.

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Josh Williams goes up strong to score two more points.

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Ralik Wise adds two more to the scoreboard.

BKBM180304 2934Najee Walls adds to the scoring momentum.

BKBM180304 3018Giordano goes up strong to the bucket and scores.


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The ESU men start to celebrate as the clock hits zero.

BKBM180304 2347Students and fans rush the court to congratulate the victors!

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The individual plaques, MVP award, and team trophies await presentation.

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The Gannon men had a great season and accept the runner-up trophy. Congratulations Golden Knights!

BKBM180304 2577Coach Wilson makes his way to the trophy table.

BKBM180304 2707Harris recognizes some family and friends on his way to receive his individual plaque.

BKBM180304B 0138Harris receives MVP honors for a game well-played. Congratulations, Steve!

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The team celebrates with their championship trophy!

BKBM180304B 0438Team photo with all the spoils of victory.

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Kobi Nwandu cuts a piece of the net.

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Harris smiles in jubilation as he cuts down his piece of the net.

BKBM180304B 0721Giordano sports his piece of the net and wears it well.

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For those not well-versed in lip reading, Coach Wilson is saying, “HOLD this ladder!” I think he is suspecting some possible shenanigans.

BKBM180304B 0761Coach Wilson makes the final cut to bring the net down.

BKBM180304B 0778Coach Wilson shows off and celebrates with the now fully detached net.

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Ralik Wise and Ryan Krawczeniuk pose with the PSAC banner.

BKBM180304B 0839Steve Harris relaxes behind the PSAC Championship trophy prior to the press conference.

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A drenched Coach Wilson, from a Gatorade bath, sits beside Steve Harris, who is still taking it all in, as the press conference begins.

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A funny comment brings smiles to Coach Wilson, Steve Harris, and Jakwan Jones during the press conference.

ESU Eliminates Edinboro to Advance to the PSAC Final!

BKBM180303 0444Ralik Wise goes up strong early in the game to score two points.

BKBM180303 0787Jakwan Jones drives the lane for a bucket.

BKBM180303 0913Nick Giordano drives into the lane.

BKBM180303 0929Montrel Morgan drives into the lane from other side.

BKBM180303 1002Ryan Krawczeniuk reacts to an inbound pass in a full-court press.

BKBM180303 1155Marc Rodriguez is fouled and looks to be in trouble, but he wasn’t.

BKBM180303 1386Steve Harris rips down a rebound.

BKBM180303 1298Marc Rodriguez tracks an in-bound pass.

BKBM180303 1312Steve Harris hits a jumper.

BKBM180303 1527Kobi Nwandu makes it look easy inside.

BKBM180303 1700Media timeout.

BKBM180303 1754Coach Wilson gives some direction.

BKBM180303 1982Wise does it again!

BKBM180303 2120Giordano hits a three late in the game!

BKBM180303 2352Harris adds an exclamation point to the night!

BKBM180303 2383The Ref brings a grin to Coach Wilson.

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Warriors win and advance in the Final Four to the Championship Game tomorrow at 5pm. Go Warriors!

East Stroudsburg University Tops Millersville University to Advance to the PSAC Final Four

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East Stroudsburg University won big over Millersville University in PSAC quarterfinal action on Wednesday night. The Warriors split the two regular season games against the Marauders but came up with a huge victory to advance to the PSAC Final Four. They will face Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday in the semi-final. I was covering the game for The Pocono Record and the above photo was published on Thursday.

Here are some additional photos from the game at Koehler Fieldhouse.

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at Koehler Fieldhouse in East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.


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at Koehler Fieldhouse in East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.


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