York High graduate Kelvin Parker scored 20 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, including 16 of Millersville's final 18 points, in the Marauders' thrilling, 65-62 win over Mansfield Wednesday night in Pucillo Gymnasium.
Millersville (10-11, 6-6 PSAC East) trailed 50-49 with just more than six minutes remaining, but that's when Parker began imposing his will upon the game. Parker, a junior, hit one of his five 3-pointers on Millersville's next trip, and when his team trailed by five with 4:23 to go, he answered with another three and eight consecutive makes at the free throw line. His two free throws with 1:16 remaining erased a one-point deficit and gave Millersville the lead for good.
Parker still had some more heroics to provide. Mansfield (6-17, 4-9 PSAC East) possessed the ball with an opportunity for the final shot, trailing 63-62. The Mountaineers found Charles Pemberton on the baseline, but Parker's quick hands stripped the ball away. He was immediately fouled, and he swished both free throws to give Mansfield only hope for a tie. Ryan Krawczeniuk's last ditch 3-pointer from the top of the key hit the front of the iron.