Monday, December 18, 2017

Warriors Wallace named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After becoming the 31st Lycoming College men’s basketball player to score 1,000 career points, senior Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) earned his second career MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week award, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Monday, Dec. 18.

Wallace helped the ninth-ranked Warriors (11-0 overall, 4-0 MAC Commonwealth) go 2-0 in the Crosstown Challenge, as he averaged 18 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and two blocks in wins over York (N.Y.) and Marywood.

In the win over York on Saturday, Wallace notched the team’s first 20-point scoring effort this season, as he totaled 20 points, eight rebounds and two steals in the 75-67 win. On Sunday, he had 16 points, three rebounds, three steals and three blocks as he scored his 1,000th career point on a first-half free throw in the 82-69 win over Marywood. Wallace finished the weekend shooting 59 percent (13-of-22) from the floor and hitting all 10 of his shots from the free throw line.

Wallace is the first Warrior to earn the conference’s weekly honor since Nyk King was named the conference player of the week while also being named the MAC Commonwealth Championship MVP on Feb. 27. Wallace’s previous weekly plaudits came on Feb. 29, 2016, after he was named the MAC Commonwealth Championship MVP.

The Warriors are off for the next 11 days for Christmas Break, before hosting New Paltz on Friday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m., in the opening round of the Louis Fleming Basinger Memorial Tournament in Lamade Gym.

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