Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lycoming College Warriors host Albright in MAC Commonwealth championship rematch

Sophomore Ronald Jefferson and the Warriors host Albright on Wednesday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After winning all three games in the series a season ago, including the MAC Commonwealth Championship, the sixth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team looks to win its fourth straight against Albright College on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m. in Lamade Gym.

The Warriors (14-1 overall, 5-1 MAC Commonwealth) are coming off an 83-71 win over Stevenson. Senior Chris Wallace led Lycoming with 23 points and five steals and senior Alex Newbold added 13 points and seven rebounds against the Mustangs.

Albright (11-2 overall, 4-1 MAC Commonwealth, which is receiving votes in the D3hoops.com poll, dropped its first conference game to Lebanon Valley, 78-70 on Saturday. Brandon Lindsay led three Lions in double figures with 16 points and  Fred Rowles added 15.

Warrior Notes
• Lycoming leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring (83.8), scoring margin (13.4), defensive field goal percentage (.392),  steals per game (12.3), turnovers forced per game (22.1) and turnover margin (+6.07).

• Lycoming’s 15-game winning streak at home is tied for the second longest in Division III.

• With their win against Stevenson, seniors Chris Wallace and Alex Newbold set the career wins mark by a senior class with 75, breaking a tie with 2017 senior Nyk King.

• With 1,083 career points, Wallace needs four more to pass Mike Brown (1975-79) for 27th in program history.

• With 75 career blocks, Wallace needs two more to tie Greg Sye (2005-09) for fifth in program history.

• With six more points, freshman D’Yante Doughty will reach 100 career points. He and freshman Ramadan Jennings will become the first pair of freshman teammates to each score 100 points since juniors Calvin Chandler and T.J. Duckett did so in 2015-16.

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