Friday, February 16, 2018

Lycoming Warriors try to lock up top MAC Commonwealth seed at Albright College Saturday

Senior Alex Newbold, junior Calvin Chandler and the Warriors head to Albright on Saturday.(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Trying to clinch the top seed in the MAC Commonwealth Championship for the second straight year, the 20th-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team heads to Albright College on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Bollman Center, for a 4 p.m. game.

Despite falling to Lebanon Valley, 82-79, in their last outing, the Warriors (19-5 overall, 10-5 MAC Commonwealth) still clinched at least a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. Junior Darius James scored a career-high 26 points against the Flying Dutchmen.

Albright (18-5 overall, 11-4 MAC Commonwealth), the third ranked team in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings, won its fifth straight game by double-digits when it defeated Messiah, 85-73, in its last outing.DeJuan Smith notched 30 points and nine rebounds for the Lions.

Warrior Notes
• With a win today, the Warriors will clinch a No. 1 seed in the MAC Commonwealth Championship for the second straight year and the third time in four years.

• With 1,217 career points, senior Chris Wallace needs 11 more to pass Bill Trump (1990-94) for 18th in program history.

• With 630 career rebounds, Wallace needs two more to pass Tom Doyle (1981-85) for 10th in program history.

• With 1,062 career points, senior Alex Newbold needs nine more to pass Ihsaan Davis (2009-13) for 30th in program history.

• With 170 career made 3-pointers, junior T.J. Duckett needs four more to pass Eric Anthony (2007-10) for ninth in program history.

• Junior Darius James needs one more rebound to reach 200 in his career.

• Lycoming’s 10.8 steals per game are fourth most in program history and its 260 total steals are ninth.

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