Saturday, January 6, 2018

Lycoming College Defense leads Warriors over Mustangs as seniors set mark


Senior Chris Wallace led the Warriors with 23 points against Stevenson.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) scored a season-high 23 points to go with five steals to lead a defense that had 18 thefts as the sixth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team downed Stevenson University, 83-71, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6, at Lamade Gym in a MAC Commonwealth contest.


Wallace and senior Alex Newold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic), who added 13 points, seven rebounds, while hitting 9-of-10 free throws, set the career wins mark by a senior class with 75, breaking a tie with 2017 seniorNyk King. The Warriors (15-1 overall, 5-1 MAC Commonwealth) also won their 15 straight home game, the second-longest streak in Division III and moved back into a tie for first in the conference with the win and Lebanon Valley’s win over Albright.

Sporting a double-digit halftime lead, the Warriors came out in the second half and turned an 11-point lead into 26 when they opened the half on a 19-4 run in the opening seven minutes. That lead hit its biggest mark at 30 with a putback from junior Darius James (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) with 5:40 remaining.

Down 16-13 with 12 minutes remaining in the first half, the Warriors turned up the pressure and locked down defensively as they went on a 13-0 run in a four-minute span to take a double-digit lead capped by a 3-pointer from junior T.J. Duckett (Severna Park, Md./Calvert Hall) and two free throws from Wallace. Lycoming continued to hold a two-possession lead the rest of the first half. The Warriors biggest lead came with 1:14 remaining when James used a steal and score for the 42-29 advantage. In the final 12 minutes of the first half, the Warriors had 12 steals.

James totaled 10 points, three steals and two rebounds off the bench, while sophomore Devon Taylor(Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) notched a career-high nine points.

The Warriors hit 47 percent of its shots in each half, while holding Stevenson to 32 percent from the field. The Warriors forced 25 turnovers that led to 32 points and held a 48-26 advantage in points in the paint.

Stevenson’s Danzel Wright, the leading scorer in the MAC Commonwealth, was held to a team-high 11 points on 3-of-15 shooting. Mark Terrell also had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench and Jaylin Johnson added 10.

The Warriors return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m. when they host the aforementioned Albright, who is receiving votes in the D3hoops.com poll, in a MAC Commonwealth contest at Lamade Gym.


Newspaper Box Score
Stevenson vs. Lycoming
1/6/2018 1:00 p.m. at Williamsport, Pa.
Lycoming 83, Stevenson 71
Stevenson (10-5, 2-4 MACC)
Mark Terrell 4-7 3-3 11; Danzel Wright 3-15 4-4 11; Jaylin Johnson 3-11 3-4 10; Cordell Mearite 3-4 0-0 9; Keith Moody 2-3 4-4 8; Jordon Baker 1-1 4-4 7; Kobe Colston 2-9 0-2 5; Korey Hayman, Jr. 1-3 1-2 3; Kyle Wooldridge 1-4 0-0 3; Evan Joseph 1-3 1-1 3; Jonathan Mustamu 0-2 1-2 1; Johnny Rhodes 0-2 0-1 0; Cam Harris 0-2 0-0 0;
Totals 21-66 21-27 71.
Lycoming (14-1, 5-1 MACC)
Chris Wallace 9-13 5-6 23; Alex Newbold 2-2 9-10 13; Darius James 5-10 0-3 10; Devon Taylor 4-5 1-1 9; D'Yante Doughty 3-6 0-2 7; Calvin Chandler 2-8 0-0 5; Darius Dangerfield 1-5 2-2 4; Ronald Jefferson 1-4 2-3 4; Hiro Yamaki 1-2 0-0 3; TJ Duckett 1-6 0-2 3; Dayvon Cuffey 1-2 0-0 2; Damani Myers 0-1 0-0 0;
Totals 30-64 19-29 83.
3 point goals -- Stevenson 8-32  (Cordell Mearite 3-4; Danzel Wright 1-8; Jaylin Johnson 1-4; Kyle Wooldridge 1-4; Kobe Colston 1-4; Jordon Baker 1-1; Jonathan Mustamu 0-2; Korey Hayman, Jr. 0-1; Mark Terrell 0-1; Evan Joseph 0-1; Johnny Rhodes 0-1; Cam Harris 0-1;), Lycoming  4-17 (Hiro Yamaki 1-2; TJ Duckett 1-5; Calvin Chandler 1-3; D'Yante Doughty 1-2; Darius Dangerfield 0-2; Darius James 0-1; Dayvon Cuffey 0-1; Damani Myers 0-1;). Fouled out -- Stevenson - None, Lycoming - None. Rebounds -- Stevenson 45 (Jaylin Johnson 6), Lycoming 41 (Alex Newbold 7). Assists -- Stevenson 15 (Korey Hayman, Jr. 4), Lycoming 10 (Alex Newbold 4). Total fouls -- Stevenson 23, Lycoming 25. Technical fouls -- Stevenson 0, Lycoming 0. A-325
Team         1st  2nd  Total
Lycoming      44   39   83
Stevenson     33   38   71

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