LHU Hoops: Cerruti, Kelly named to All-Conference Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Sophomore Matt Cerruti (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and junior Christian Kelly (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) of the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team both earned spots on the 2019 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Team.

Cerruti, a guard, was named to the First Team and Kelly, a forward, earned a spot on the Second Team. The duo led Lock Haven back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016-17 season.

Cerruti was phenomenal for LHU all season long and led the team in scoring, averaging 20 points per game. That mark was good enough for fourth in the PSAC and his 43.1 percent from beyond the arc was a team-high. Cerruti also shot 80 percent from the free throw line and was a workhorse for the Bald Eagles, totaling a staggering 37.4 minutes per game the third highest mark in the PSAC.

Kelly and Cerruti led the scoring attack all season for The Haven and Kelly finished fifth in the PSAC with 19.4 points per game. Kelly’s 67 made 3-pointers were best on the team and his 37.6 percent from beyond the arc was ninth among PSAC qualifiers. Kelly was tremendous on the glass and finished the year ninth in the PSAC with 7.4 rebounds per game, and totaled five double-doubles.

Cerruti and Kelly looked to power The Haven to a shocking upset over Shippensburg in the PSAC playoffs as the duo combined to score 48 of LHU’s 70 points, as each star, unfazed by the playoff atmosphere, netted 24 points apiece. In the end, host-Shippensburg held on for a narrow one-point win in a PSAC Tournament First Round thriller.