Friday, November 3, 2017

Basketball: Warriors, Cougars team up for “Champions for Charity”

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College men’s basketball team will host Misericordia University on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in “Champions for Charity,” an exhibition game between the two defending Middle Atlantic Conference champions at Lamade Gym, with all proceeds from the game being donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

All attendees will be asked to pay admission for the game to help raise a donation for the relief fund. Prices are set at $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for students. Other donations will be welcome. At halftime, there will be a halfcourt shot contest, with contestants making a $1 donation to take a shot to win a Lycoming/NCAA Division III identity t-shirt.

The game received a one-time relief waiver from the NCAA, as it is one of nearly 40 charity basketball exhibition games being held around the country for a variety of causes, including hurricane relief for Harvey, Irma and Maria and wildfire relief.
The Warriors are coming off a 24-5 season in 2016-17, in which they won their second straight MAC Commonwealth Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Lycoming is ranked 22nd in the preseason poll.

Misericordia, meanwhile, went 20-8 in 2016-17, as they claimed the MAC Freedom Championship. The Cougars were 18th in the DIII News Preseason Top 25.

The Warriors open the 2017-18 regular season with a trip to Medgar Evers for a 5 p.m. game on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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