Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Warriors look for second conference sweep

Sophomore Ronald Jefferson and the Warriors head to Messiah on Wednesday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After defeating Hood College for the second time this season, the ninth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team will look to do the same to Messiah College when the two meet up on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Hitchcock Arena.

Senior Alex Newbold scored a career-high and notched his fourth career double-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the Warriors’  106-100 overtime win over Hood. SophomoreRonald Jefferson also recorded a career-high with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists for Lycoming (17-1 overall, 8-1 MAC Commonwealth).

Messiah (11-6 overall, 5-3 MAC Commonwealth)  won its fourth straight in a 85-74 non-conference win over Valley Forge. Neil Murren scored a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds and Matt Glogowski added 16 points and four rebounds.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot is three. With any combination of Lycoming wins and losses from Alvernia and Hood, it will clinch a fourth straight playoff berth.

• Senior Alex Newbold, who was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week, became the 32nd player in program history to score 1,000 career points in the win over Hood. He and senior Chris Wallace are the third pair of classmates to each top 1,000 career points and the first since Geoff Boblick and Kevin McFarland (1994-98).

• With 1,133 career points, Wallace needs 15 more to pass Will Kelly (2007-11) for 23rd in program history.

• With 12 more rebounds, Wallace will become the 12th player in program history to grab 600 in a career.

• Junior Darius James needs nine more points to reach 400 in his career.

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