Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dangerfield, Warriors hold off late rally from Arcadia

Freshman Darius Dangerfield scored 14 points in the win against Arcadia.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
GLENSIDE, Pa. – After hitting his first free throw with 5.8 seconds to go to give the 12th-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team a four-point lead, freshman Darius Dangerfield (Abingdon, Md./Hartford Tech), grabbed his miss on the second free throw to tick off the remaining seconds in the team’s 79-75 MAC Commonwealth win over Arcadia University on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Alumni Gym.


Freshman D’Yante Doughty (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) set a career-high for the second straight game with a team-high 19 points and Dangerfield, in his first career start, tied a career-high with 14 points, including 11 in the second half, while adding a team-high six assists and five rebounds. Dangerfield also hit 4-of-8 from behind the 3-point line. Senior Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) notched 18 points and five rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting.

After trailing for much of the opening half, with the biggest deficit at seven late, the Warriors (16-1 overall, 6-1 MAC Commonwealth) were able to go into the break down just 37-35. Still down by two with 17:20 remaining in the second half, Doughty started a 14-2 run with a 3-pointer. Dangerfield added another moments later. Doughty and Dangerfield each hit another 3-pointer on the next two possessions to give Lycoming a double-digit lead at 51-41 with 13:51 to go. That lead reached 11 on a layup from junior Calvin Chandler (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista) with 11:11 remaining.

Over the next 10 minutes, Arcadia chopped the lead down to three before Doughty hit a free throw with 1:06 left to make it 74-70. After Arcadia answered with a free throw, Doughty hit two more with 42 seconds remaining to extend the lead to five. Back-to-back layups from Da’Kquan Davis and Evan Slone got Arcadia within a point, though, at 76-75 with 26 seconds left.

With Arcadia forced to foul, senior Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) called for the ball, then coolly hit two from the charity stripe with 16 seconds remaining. The Knights had a 3-point look to tie the game, but a defensive rebound by Dangerfield clinched the win. In the final 66 seconds, Lycoming hit 6-of-8 free throws.

Newbold, one of four Warrior starters in double-figures, totaled 13 points, moving within 23 points of 1,000 in his career, eight rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Devon Taylor (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) grabbed a career-high seven rebounds with three steals off the bench.

The Warriors hit more than 44 percent of their shots, including more than 62 percent in the second half (15-of-24). They also hit 9-of-20 3-pointers (45 percent).

Davis led Arcadia with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Phil Pierfy added 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Warriors, who are in first place in the MAC Commonwealth at the halfway point of the conference season for the fourth year in a row, return to the court on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m., when they host Hood at Lamade Gym in a MAC Commonwealth match-up.


Newspaper Box Score
Lycoming vs. Arcadia University
1/13/2018 3:00 p.m. at Glenside, Pa.
Lycoming 79, Arcadia University 75
Lycoming (16-1, 6-1)
D'Yante Doughty 6-9 3-4 19; Chris Wallace 8-15 2-2 18; Darius Dangerfield 4-10 2-4 14; Alex Newbold 3-11 7-9 13; Ramadan Jennings 2-3 0-1 4; Calvin Chandler 2-5 0-0 4; Darius James 2-3 0-0 4; TJ Duckett 1-4 0-0 3; Dayvon Cuffey 0-1 0-0 0; Devon Taylor 0-2 0-2 0; Ronald Jefferson 0-0 0-1 0;
Totals 28-63 14-23 79.
Arcadia University (8-8, 3-4)
Da'kquan Davis 7-15 3-6 17; Phil Pierfy 5-11 6-6 16; Brandon Thompson 5-15 0-0 14; Jordan Sanders 2-4 2-2 8; Jason Rivera 1-1 4-6 6; Steve Pendleton 2-4 0-1 5; Josh Scott 1-4 3-6 5; Evan Slone 1-2 0-0 2; Jon Lott 1-5 0-0 2; Will Derr 0-1 0-1 0;
Totals 25-62 18-28 75.
3 point goals -- Lycoming 9-20  (Darius Dangerfield 4-8; D'Yante Doughty 4-5; TJ Duckett 1-4; Alex Newbold 0-1; Calvin Chandler 0-1; Darius James 0-1;), Arcadia University  7-25 (Brandon Thompson 4-13; Jordan Sanders 2-2; Steve Pendleton 1-3; Phil Pierfy 0-1; Jon Lott 0-2; Josh Scott 0-1; Da'kquan Davis 0-3;). Fouled out -- Lycoming - Darius James;, Arcadia University - Josh Scott;. Rebounds -- Lycoming 43 (Alex Newbold 8), Arcadia University 41 (Da'kquan Davis 8). Assists -- Lycoming 14 (Darius Dangerfield 6), Arcadia University 14 (Da'kquan Davis 4). Total fouls -- Lycoming 26, Arcadia University 21. Technical fouls -- Lycoming 1, Arcadia University 1. A-135
Team          1st  2nd  Total
Arcadia Unive  37   38   75
Lycoming       35   44   79

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