Friday, January 5, 2018

Lycoming College Warriors look to regain winning form against Mustangs

Sophomore Devon Taylor and the Warriors host Stevenson on Saturday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After losing its first game in more than 300 days, the sixth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Stevenson University in a MAC Commonwealth tilt on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. at Lamade Gym.

After a historic win streak to start the season, the Warriors (13-1 overall, 4-1 MAC Commonwealth) dropped their first game to Lebanon Valley, 81-71. Senior Alex Newbold led the team with 16 points and four rebounds and Darius Dangerfield added a career-high 14 points off the bench.

Led by one of the best shooters in the conference in Danzel Wright, Stevenson (10-4 overall, 2-3 MAC Commonwealth) is coming off an 87-82 win over Messiah. Wright, leading the conference with 23.6 points per game, is hitting 50.8 percent of his shots, 47 percent of his 3-pointers and 92.4 percent of his free throws.

Warrior Notes
• Lycoming leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring margin (13.5),  steals per game (11.9), turnovers forced per game (21.9) and turnover margin (+6.00).

• Lycoming’s 14-game home winning streak is tied for the second longest in Division III.

• With 1,060 career points, senior Chris Wallace needs 11 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.

• Wallace (152) and senior Alex Newbold (155) are the first pair of teammates since Geoff Boblick (1994-98) and Andy Rutherford (1995-98) to each have 150 career steals.

• Junior Calvin Chandler is 18 points from 300 in his career.

• Junior T.J. Duckett needs one more 3-pointer to become the 13th player in program history to make 150 in his career.

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