Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Lycoming College men’s basketball team travels to Lebanon Valley on Wednesday

Freshman Dayvon Cuffey and the Warriors head to Lebanon Valley on Wednesday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In a MAC Commonwealth matchup between the top two scoring offenses in the conference, the ninth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team heads to Lebanon Valley to tipoff its 2018 schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m., at Sorrentino Gym.

The Warriors (13-0 overall, 4-0 MAC Commonwealth) wrapped up the Basinger Tournament with an 88-71 championship-game win over Carnegie Mellon. Senior Chris Wallace capped his tournament MVP performance with 22 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks. SeniorAlex Newbold added 13 points and five assists.

Led by two of the top four scorers in the MAC Commonwealth in Sam Light (22.5) and Andy Orr (19.2), the Flying Dutchmen (9-4 overall, 3-1 MAC Commonwealth) are coming off a 91-55 win over Bryn Athyn. In that win, Orr posted 24 points, as he hit 6-of-7 3-pointers.

Warrior Notes
• Lycoming leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring (84.8), scoring margin (15.3), 3-point field goal percentage (.376), blocks per game (3.62), assists per game (17.31), steals per game (12.31), turnovers forced per game (22.4)and turnover margin (+6.15).

• Lycoming is one of six teams left in Division III without a loss and its 13 wins lead the country.

• The Warriors’ 13-0 start is the best start and the longest win streak in program history.

• Senior Chris Wallace is second in the MAC Commonwealth in steals per game (2.3) and  third in blocks per game (1.3), field goal percentage (.548) and free throw percentage (.900).

• With 1,050 career points, Wallace needs 21 more to pass Ihsaan Davis (2009-13) for 28th  in program history.

• With one more block, Wallace will tie Justin Miller (2010-14) for seventh in program history with 74.

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