Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Lycoming College men’s basketball team hosts York (N.Y.) on Saturday, Dec. 16

Sophomore Damani Myers and the Warriors host York (N.Y.) on Saturday at 3 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Looking for its first 10-game win streak since 2012-13, the ninth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team hosts York (N.Y.) on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Crosstown Challenge at Lamade Gym.

In their 74-63 win over Widener, the Warriors (9-0 overall) hit 26-of-30 free throws to pull away late. Senior Chris Wallace led four Warriors in double-figures with 13 points. Senior Alex Newbold and junior T.J. Duckett each added 12 points while junior Darius James scored 11.

Six Cardinals (2-5 overall) scored in double figures in their last win, an 80-64 decision over Medgar Evers. Ryan Smart totaled 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Edwin Sainvil added 13. York (N.Y) plays Penn College in the opening game of the Crosstown Challenge on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors moved up three spots in the poll from 12th to ninth. The  ranking is the highest in program history.

• The Warriors rank first in the MAC Commonwealth and 14th in Division III with a +6.22 turnover margin.

• The Warriors are forcing 22.6 turnovers per game with 12.4 steals per game. Each are ninth most in Division III.

• With 23 more points, senior Chris Wallace will become the 30th Warrior in program history to score 1,000 career points. He’ll also be the first to do so since Kevin Anthony (2010-14) scored his 1,000th on Jan. 4, 2014.

• After hitting 54 percent of his free throws in his first three years, Wallace is hitting 85 percent this season, third best in the MAC Commonwealth.

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