Saturday, December 30, 2017

Men's Basketball - Streaking Warriors set record in Basinger Tournament championship win

The 2017 Basinger Tournament champions. (Photo Courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) scored a season-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks to cap an MVP performance and the ninth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team got out to another big first-half lead en route to an 88-71 win over Carnegie Mellon in the championship game of the Louis Fleming Basinger Tournament on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 30, at Lamade Gym.


It was Lycoming’s third straight Basinger Tournament championship, as the team set the mark for the longest win streak and the best start in program history, heading into the 2018 portion of the schedule with a perfect 13-0 record. The previous longest streak was 12 set by the 2011-12 team. Wallace earned tournament MVP honors with him averaging 18.5 points in Lycoming’s two wins.

Senior Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) totaled 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals and sophomore Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y./Christ the King) notched 10 points, five rebounds and two assists. Also earning a spot on the all-tournament team was junior Calvin Chandler (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista), who added seven points and six rebounds off the bench after scoring 12 points in the opening round on Friday night against SUNY New Paltz.

Lycoming got off to a quick start with an 8-0 run to begin the game. That lead grew to double-digits with 14:40 remaining in the first half when junior T.J. Duckett (Severna Park, Md./Calvert Hall) hit his first of three 3-pointers to increase the lead to 15-3. Carnegie Mellon got the deficit down to as little as six with 5:56 remaining in the opening half, but could never get any closer. 

After the Tartans got within six, the Warriors followed with a 19-6 run, capped by a fastbreak jumper from freshman Darius Dangerfield (Abingdon, Md./Harford Tech) to make it 50-31 with 90 seconds remaining. That lead quickly ballooned to 26 in the first three minutes of the second half. Bridging the two halves, in a nine-minute span, the Warriors went on a 29-9 run to put the game out of reach. The closest Carnegie Mellon got in the second half was 15.

The Warriors shot 48 percent from the field, outscored Carnegie Mellon 54-32 in the paint, turned 21 turnovers into 35 points and amassed 26 fastbreak points.

Duckett hit 3-of-5 3-pointers, as he had nine points and four rebounds, freshman Ramadan Jennings(Jackson, Ohio/Life Skills) added seven points and four rebounds off the bench and freshman D’Yante Doughty (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) totaled eight points, three rebounds and two assists.

Ryan Maha led Carnegie Mellon with 19 points and five 3-pointers and Seth Henry added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Warriors return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 3, when they head to Lebanon Valley for a 6 p.m. MAC Commonwealth game.


Newspaper Box Score
Carnegie Mellon vs. Lycoming
12/30/2017 3:00 p.m. at Williamsport, Pa.
Lycoming 88, Carnegie Mellon 71
Carnegie Mellon (4-5)
Ryan Maha 6-13 2-2 19; Seth Henry 7-10 0-0 14; Zach Howarth 3-9 3-4 11; Trent Suddeth 2-5 2-5 6; Patrick Ehland 3-5 0-1 6; Colin McNeil 2-5 2-4 6; Zach Watson 2-8 1-1 5; Cooper Williams 1-3 0-0 3; Matt Carson 0-0 1-2 1; Mecca Parker 0-1 0-0 0; Ethan Miller 0-1 0-0 0; Thomas Cook 0-1 0-0 0; Daniel Weiss 0-4 0-0 0;
Totals 26-65 11-19 71.
Lycoming (12-0)
Chris Wallace 9-16 4-4 22; Alex Newbold 5-8 3-3 13; Ronald Jefferson 5-8 0-1 10; TJ Duckett 3-5 0-0 9; D'Yante Doughty 3-7 1-1 8; Ramadan Jennings 3-4 1-2 7; Calvin Chandler 3-8 0-0 7; Dayvon Cuffey 2-5 0-0 4; Damani Myers 1-5 0-0 2; Darius Dangerfield 1-5 0-0 2; Devon Taylor 1-2 0-0 2; Tamer Tamer 1-4 0-0 2;
Totals 37-77 9-11 88.
3 point goals -- Carnegie Mellon 8-26  (Ryan Maha 5-11; Zach Howarth 2-3; Cooper Williams 1-3; Colin McNeil 0-1; Zach Watson 0-4; Seth Henry 0-1; Mecca Parker 0-1; Daniel Weiss 0-2;), Lycoming  5-19 (TJ Duckett 3-5; Calvin Chandler 1-2; D'Yante Doughty 1-4; Ronald Jefferson 0-1; Damani Myers 0-2; Chris Wallace 0-1; Darius Dangerfield 0-2; Devon Taylor 0-1; Tamer Tamer 0-1;). Fouled out -- Carnegie Mellon - None, Lycoming - None. Rebounds -- Carnegie Mellon 36 (Trent Suddeth 10), Lycoming 45 (Chris Wallace 9). Assists -- Carnegie Mellon 15 (Zach Watson 5), Lycoming 20 (Alex Newbold 5). Total fouls -- Carnegie Mellon 13, Lycoming 18. Technical fouls -- Carnegie Mellon 1, Lycoming 0. A-147
Team         1st  2nd  Total
Carnegie Mel  34   37   71
Lycoming      52   36   88

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