La Roche University forward Tyler Frederick's stellar junior campaign has garnered him national recognition. Tuesday afternoon, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3hoops.com both selected Frederick on the Great Lakes All-Region/Division First Team.
The Big Tree Elementary School Parent Teacher Association held its Second Annual Celebration of Reading program on March 5th and for the second year in-a-row Hilbert College head men's basketball coach Rob deGrandpre participated as a guest in Colleen Vail's first-grade classroom.
La Roche University (21-7) men's basketball headed into nationally ranked #9 Wittenberg University (27-2) as underdogs, and despite falling to the Tigers 66-83, the Redhawks proved they can compete with the best of them.
The La Roche University (21-6, 19-1) men's basketball team claimed their fourth AMCC championship on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to the NCAA national tournament with the conference's automatic bid.
Lawrence put on some his best performances of the year in the conference postseason to lead La Roche to their fourth AMCC championship victory. Against no. 4 seed Penn St. Altoona in the semi-final, Lawrence scored a career-high 21 points while shooting 7 of 13 (54%) from the field and perfect 6 of 6 at the free throw line. He added six rebounds, three assists and three steals. The next day in the title game versus Penn St. Behrend, Lawrence hit two free throws with 35 seconds remaining to give the Redhawks the lead as they would go on to win 62-61. Darius finished with a team-high 15 points while shooting 5 of 9 (56%) from the field and a perfect 4 of 4 at the free throw line. He also added four rebounds, three assists and a block. In the AMCC playoffs, Lawrence averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 54.5% (12-22) from the field and a perfect 10-10 at the free throw line. He was named to the AMCC All-Conference Tournament Team.
The energy was contagious in the Kerr Fitness Center on Saturday afternoon as the No. 1 La Roche University and No. 3 Penn State Behrend men's basketball teams took the court in front of a packed house for the AMCC Men's Basketball Championship game.
No. 1 La Roche University and No. 3 Penn State Behrend each earned semifinal round victories on Friday afternoon to advance to Saturday's AMCC Men's Basketball Championship Game. The game will take place on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at La Roche University.
With a 19-1 conference mark, La Roche University claimed the regular season championship and hosting rights to the 2020 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men's basketball championship tournament.
Gardner-Nicholson had a dominant week in the paint for the Lions in three AMCC games. In Monday's double-overtime loss to Franciscan, he recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds while also blocking seven shots, tying for the second-most blocks in a game in team history. In Wednesday night's loss at Mount Aloysius, Gardner-Nicholson scored a team-high 13 points to go along with four rebounds. In Saturday's big win over Hilbert on his Senior Day, he put up a season-high 26 points and also tied his season-high with 19 rebounds, tying for the third-most rebounds in a game in program history. He also contributed six blocks to tie for the fourth-most blocks in a game in Lions history. On the week, Gardner-Nicholson averaged 19.0 points per game, 12.3 rebounds per game, 4.3 blocks per game, and 1.0 steal per game. He also shot an impressive 75.0% from the field.
The AMCC Men's Basketball Game of the Week is a showdown between the top two teams in the conference, as the first place La Roche University (17-6, 17-1 AMCC) Redhawks travel to Greensburg, PA to take on the second place Pitt-Greensburg (20-4, 16-3 AMCC) Bobcats in the final week of the regular season.
Frederick helped the Redhawks go 2-0 on the week and secure the number one seed in the AMCC championship tournament for the third year in a row. In an 82-75 victory against Franciscan on Wednesday, Frederick put up big numbers with 28 points and tied his career-high with 19 rebounds, picking up his conference-leading 14th double-double of the season (T-8th in D-III). Later in the week, Frederick led the Redhawks to a comeback win at Hilbert College with a team-high 19 points and contributed four rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block. On the week, Frederick averaged 23.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 70% (16-23) from the floor, 55.6% (5-9) from deep and a perfect 10-10 at the free throw line.
Penn State Altoona men’s basketball travels to face AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend this Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in a game with plenty of postseason implications. The Altoona Lions will be looking to make history, as they have never won in Erie.
Martineau led the Hawks to a 2-0 week and back into fourth place in the AMCC title race. In Wednesday night's 86-72 win at D'Youville College - the 5'10 PG scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and registered 8 assists and 5 steals. The conference's current assist leader was dominant in a 70-68 redemption victory over Mount Aloysius College on Saturday. Martineau poured in 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished for 10 assists to earn his second triple-double of the 2019-20 season. Martineau is just the third player nationally to register two or more this season.
Kusters had an outstanding week for the Lions, who went 2-0 with a pair of big AMCC wins. In Wednesday night's road win at AMCC opponent Franciscan, Kusters tied his career-high with 27 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists, and one steal. He went an impressive 10-for-14 from the field in the game, including going 7-for-8 from three-point range. His three-point percentage of 87.5 percent set a new Penn State Altoona men's basketball single game record, and his total of seven made threes is tied for the fifth-most three-pointers made in a single game in team history. In Saturday's victory at home over AMCC foe Medaille, Kusters tied for the team-high in points with 19 while adding seven rebounds, a team-leading four assists, and one steal. On the week, he averaged 23.0 points per game while shooting 53.1 percent from the field overall and 60.0 percent from three-point range. He also grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game, dished out 4.5 assists per game, and averaged 1.0 steal per game.
Smith continued his strong play for the Mavs this past week. He once again averaged a double-double over a two game stretch, while also grabbing his 667th rebound as a Mav, putting him in first place all-time rebounding in Medaille men's basketball history. In the school's pivotal win over Hilbert, Smith had 26 points and completed the double-double with a massive 16 rebounds. As the team traveled down to La Roche, Smith did not skip a beat, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against the Redhawks. For the week, Smith averaged 24.0 points and 13.5 rebounds.
Darrell had an incredible week for the Spartans, helping lead them to three consecutive wins. Darrell had a big game on Saturday against Franciscan, as he scored a then career-high 22 points on 63.6% shooting from the field with five rebounds and five assists in the 94-87 win. He followed that up with a career game with a new career-high 24 points, tied a career-high with 14 assists, and eight rebounds with three steals and two blocks. Darrell went 10-for-14 from the field and 3-for-3 from three, as he was the driving force behind the team's win. For the week, Darrell averaged 17.3 points, 8.3 assists, and 5.0 rebounds in three games.
Hilbert College senior guard Hunter Martineau became the 15th player in program history to surpass the 1,000 point career milestone while finishing with 20 points, five assists and three steals in a 69-65 loss to Penn State Behrend.
It has been a mild January so far throughout the landscape of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), but the the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is ready to step up to the plate as temperatures are expected to plummet over the next several weeks.
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team travels to Hamburg, NY on Wednesday night to face the Hilbert Hawks in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Men's Basketball Game of the Week at 6:00 p.m. Behrend and Hilbert are tied for third place in conference standings with identical 6-2 records.
Palacio led the Mounties to an impressive two wins against D'Youville and Hilbert during the week, as part of their current three-game win streak. He averaged a double-double for the week, with 24 points in each game and 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively. While recording his double-doubles, he also shot 62.5% from the field and 54.5% from deep, going 6-for-11 on the week. In Saturday's win against Hilbert, Palacio also registered five blocks and three assists.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) awarded the Division III National Player of the Week honor to La Roche University junior forward Tyler Frederick of the Redhawk men's basketball team on Tuesday afternoon.
Frederick led the Redhawks to their fifth straight win putting up 30 points for the second straight contest Saturday afternoon in a 90-79 victory over D'Youville. Frederick shot 11-of-18 (61%) from the field and reeled in a conference season-high 19 rebounds, picking up his sixth double-double of the season (1st in AMCC, T-24th in D-III). The AMCC Preseason Player of the Year also added two blocks and two assists to the box score. Frederick currently leads the conference in points per game (21.4) and rebounds per game (12.3). His rebounds per game mark is eighth best among all D-III men's basketball players. La Roche improved to 6-0 in AMCC action after Saturday's victory.