Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Men's Basketball - Warriors drop first game of season to Flying Dutchmen

Senior Alex Newbold led the Warriors with 16 points against Lebanon Valley.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
ANNVILLE, Pa. – Senior Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) finished with 16 points and freshmanDarius Dangerfield (Abingdon, Md./Harford Tech) added a career-high 14, but the sixth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team couldn’t come back from its second halftime deficit of the year, falling to hot-shooting Lebanon Valley College, 81-71, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 3, at Sorrentino Gym in MAC Commonwealth action.


It was the Warriors (13-1 overall, 4-1 MAC Commonwealth) first loss of the season after rattling off a program-record 13 straight wins to start the season. It also snapped an 11-game conference win streak, the seventh-longest in Division III entering the game.

Senior Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) added four rebounds and freshman Darius Dangerfield(Abingdon, Md./Hartford Tech) posted three assists off the bench.

Lycoming fell behind by double-digits midway through the first half at 21-11, but countered with a 20-6 run to take a 31-27 lead on a 3-pointer from Dangerfield. Lebanon Valley (10-4 overall, 4-1 MAC Commonwealth) ended the first half on a 14-2 run to take an eight-point lead into the break. 

Freshman D’Yante Doughty (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) started the second half with a layup, but the Flying Dutchmen scored 14 straight in less than four minutes to take a 20-point lead. That lead grew to 25 at 62-37 with 13:52 remaining, but Lycoming held Lebanon Valley scoreless the next five minutes as the Warriors went on a 16-0 run capped by two free throws from Newbold to make it 62-53 with 8:59 left. The Dutchmen, though, extended their lead to 17 and Lycoming never could get within single digits, despite one more push to get back within 10 points off a second-chance layup by senior Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) with 3:45 left.

Wallace totaled 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals and freshmen Devon Taylor(Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) and Doughty each notched seven points.

Sam Light, the conference’s leading scorer, led Lebanon Valley with 27 points and five rebounds, as he hit 6-of-12 3-pointers. Andy Orr added 15 points and 12 rebounds and Will Boccanfuso notched 11 points.

The Warriors return to action on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. when they host Stevenson University in a MAC Commonwealth game at Lamade Gym.


Newspaper Box Score
Lycoming vs. Lebanon Valley
1/3/2018 6:00 p.m. at Sorrentino Gymnasium - Annville, Pa.
Lebanon Valley 81, Lycoming 71
Lycoming (13-1, 4-1 MACC)
Alex Newbold 6-10 4-6 16; Darius Dangerfield 5-8 0-0 14; Chris Wallace 5-11 0-0 10; D'Yante Doughty 2-3 2-2 7; Devon Taylor 3-5 0-1 7; Tamer Tamer 1-4 2-2 5; Ronald Jefferson 2-7 0-0 5; Ramadan Jennings 1-5 1-1 3; Serge Cole 1-1 0-0 2; TJ Duckett 1-6 0-1 2; Damani Myers 0-4 0-0 0;
Totals 27-64 9-13 71.
Lebanon Valley (10-4, 4-1 MACC)
Sam Light 7-15 7-9 27; Andy Orr 4-6 7-8 15; Will Boccanfuso 3-5 5-5 11; Ricky Bugg 2-6 2-3 8; Zach Tucker 2-7 3-4 8; Chris Anderson 2-3 0-0 6; Andrew Eberhart 0-0 3-4 3; Caleb Barwin 1-3 0-0 3; Luke Stambaugh 0-1 0-0 0; Collin Moore 0-2 0-0 0;
Totals 21-48 27-33 81.
3 point goals -- Lycoming 8-24  (Darius Dangerfield 4-7; D'Yante Doughty 1-1; Devon Taylor 1-2; Ronald Jefferson 1-2; Tamer Tamer 1-4; Ramadan Jennings 0-2; TJ Duckett 0-4; Damani Myers 0-2;), Lebanon Valley  12-30 (Sam Light 6-12; Ricky Bugg 2-5; Chris Anderson 2-3; Zach Tucker 1-5; Caleb Barwin 1-3; Luke Stambaugh 0-1; Collin Moore 0-1;). Fouled out -- Lycoming - Chris Wallace;, Lebanon Valley - None. Rebounds -- Lycoming 33 (TEAM 6), Lebanon Valley 36 (Andy Orr 12). Assists -- Lycoming 13 (Chris Wallace 4), Lebanon Valley 18 (Chris Anderson 8). Total fouls -- Lycoming 25, Lebanon Valley 15. Technical fouls -- Lycoming 0, Lebanon Valley 0. A-405
Team         1st  2nd  Total
Lebanon Vall  41   40   81
Lycoming      33   38   71

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