Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12th-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team Warriors hold off late rally from Alvernia

READING, Pa. – As Alvernia University looked to close a 17-point lead as the clock ticked under five minutes remaining, the 12th-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team’s made plays – as Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) drew a huge charge that negated a layup and Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) had six points in the closing drive to help Lycoming hold off the late rally from Alvernia, 73-62, in MAC Commonwealth action on Wednesday evening, Dec. 6, at Jack McCloskey Court.


Wallace led Lycoming (8-0 overall, 3-0 MAC Commonwealth) with 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Newbold added 12 points and six rebounds.

After leading by double-digits for much of the first half and increasing that lead to 17 points midway through the second half, Alvernia (2-5 overall, 0-3 MAC Commonwealth) was able that cut that deficit down to five twice in the final four minutes. The Warriors led 63-50 with just over seven minutes remaining but in the next three minutes, the Golden Wolves went on a 10-2 run. That’s when Wallace came up big as in the final 3:08, the 6-4 forward accounted for six points, four rebounds, a steal and a block. He ended an 8-0 Alvernia run with a steal and layup and helped the Warriors regain a double-digit lead late.

The Warriors jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the first four minutes. The lead grew to 15 with nine minutes remaining in the first half when junior T.J. Duckett (Severna Park, Md./Calvert Hall) hit a 3-pointer to make it 29-14. The Golden Wolves climbed back within six points, albeit for 10 seconds, as the Warriors closed the opening half on a 6-0 run on a 3-pointer from Newbold and free throws from sophomore Damani Myers (Baldwin, N.Y./St. Mary’s) and Duckett.

Junior Darius James (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) totaled 11 points, six rebounds and two assists while freshman D’Yante Doughty (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) had nine points and five rebounds. Duckett and juniorCalvin Chandler (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista) each added eight points off the bench while Chandler had six rebounds and Duckett hit 2-of-3 3-pointers.

Lycoming hit 6-of-13 (46 percent) of its 3-pointers and it outrebounded Alvernia, 47-30. The Warriors had 15 second-chance points and 12 points off 19 Alvernia turnovers.

Mike Miller led Alvernia with a game-high 26 points, as he hit 8-of-19 3-pointers and crossed 1,000 points in his career. Nick Youngkin added 16 points and five 3-pointers for the Golden Wolves.

The Warriors return to action on Saturday, Dec. 9, when they host Widener at 1 p.m. at Lamade Gym in a MAC Commonwealth game.


Newspaper Box Score
Lycoming vs. Alvernia
12/6/2017 6:00 p.m. at Reading, Pa.
Lycoming 73, Alvernia 62
Lycoming (8-0, 3-0 MACC)
Chris Wallace 7-13 0-0 14; Alex Newbold 4-10 3-5 12; Darius James 4-10 3-3 11; D'Yante Doughty 3-5 1-2 9; Calvin Chandler 4-8 0-2 8; T.J. Duckett 2-4 2-2 8; Ramadan Jennings 2-5 0-0 5; Damani Myers 1-4 1-2 3; Darius Dangerfield 1-3 0-0 2; Ronald Jefferson 0-3 1-2 1;
Totals 28-65 11-18 73.
Alvernia (2-5, 0-3 MACC)
Mike Miller 9-21 0-0 26; Nick Youngkin 5-16 1-2 16; Calil Moultrie 3-9 0-0 7; Keon Taylor 2-2 2-4 6; Alex Shippen 1-8 3-3 5; Anthony Dadson 1-2 0-0 2;
Totals 21-58 6-9 62.
3 point goals -- Lycoming 6-13  (D'yante Doughty 2-3; T.J. Duckett 2-3; Ramadan Jennings 1-1; Alex Newbold 1-2; Calvin Chandler 0-2; Damani Myers 0-2;), Alvernia  14-41 (Mike Miller 8-19; Nick Youngkin 5-11; Calil Moultrie 1-6; Alex Shippen 0-5;). Fouled out -- Lycoming - None, Alvernia - None. Rebounds -- Lycoming 47 (Chris Wallace 7), Alvernia 30 (Anthony Dadson 9). Assists -- Lycoming 16 (Ramadan Jennings 5), Alvernia 12 (Keon Taylor 5). Total fouls -- Lycoming 16, Alvernia 17. Technical fouls -- Lycoming 0, Alvernia 0. A-472
Team         1st  2nd  Total
Alvernia      30   32   62
Lycoming      42   31   73