Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lycoming Men's Basketball - Wallace, Newbold earn all-conference honors

Seniors Chris Wallace and Alex Newbold each earned All-MAC Commonwealth honors.

(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Finishing their careers as the first pair of classmates in program history to accumulate 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds, Lycoming College men’s basketball seniors Chris Wallace (Randallstown, Md./Calvert Hall) and Alex Newbold (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) were both honored as part of the All-MAC Commonwealth teams, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Thursday, Feb. 22. Wallace was a first-team all-conference selection and Newbold was named to the second team.

The honor is Newbold’s first and Wallace’s second after earning second-team honors last season. The duo finishes their career as the all-time winningest senior class in program history with 80 wins, while winning two MAC Commonwealth titles.

Wallace finishes his career ranked 18th in points (1,233), 10th in rebounds (646), tied for fourth in steals (172) and fifth in blocks (93). His 10 career double-doubles rank 10th in program history. Newbold’s 1,080 career point’s rank 29th in program history, his 549 rebounds are 20th and his 172 steals are tied with Wallace for fourth. They are also just the third pair of classmates to top 1,000 career points and the first since Geoff Boblick and Kevin McFarland (1994-98).

Newbold finished his senior season averaging 11.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals, while Wallace led the team in scoring (14.0), rebounding (6.3), steals (2.0), blocks (1.4) and double-doubles (four).

The Warriors started the season with a program-record 13-game winning streak and were ranked for much of the season in the poll, including a program-high sixth. Lycoming finished the 2017-18 season third in the MAC Commonwealth, posting a 19-7 overall mark, 10-6 in the MAC Commonwealth under 10th-year head coach Guy Rancourt.

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