INGRAM NAMED MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, CT - Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia University has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 14. Dominican College guard Leon Porter was tabbed Rookie of the Week.
Ingram, a 6-4 senior forward from Philadelphia, PA, led the Rams to a 3-0 week, which gave head coach Herb Magee his 900th career victory. Ingram averaged 21.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per-game while shooting 61.5-percent (24-for-39) from the field. He tallied at least 20 points in all three games, including 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a huge win over Bloomfield. He also registered 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks against Chestnut Hill. Ingram and the Rams have now won 11 straight contests.
Porter, a 5-6 freshman guard from Laurel, MD, poured in 24.0 points per-game in two contests last week and added 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per-game. He shot 45.2-percent (14-for-31) from the field and 53.8-percent (7-for-13) from long range. He posted 24 points in both games, adding seven assists and six rebounds against Felician. This is Porter's second Rookie of the Week nod this season.
Devon Young, Felician (Jr., F/G, 6-3, Monmouth Jct., NJ) - In a 2-0 week, averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per-game.
Gage Daye, Bloomfield (Jr., G, 6-2, Newark, NJ) - Poured in 27.6 points and added 5.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists per-game in a 1-2 week.
Kyle White, Goldey-Beacom (Sr., G, 5-10, Georgetown, DE) - Recorded averages of 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per-game in a 1-1 week.
James Oyamo, Nyack (Jr., F, 6-5, Nairobi, Kenya) - Averaged 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per-game in two contests last week.
Malcolm Austin, Caldwell (So., G, 6-3, Albany, NY) - Averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per-game in two contests last week.
Bloomfield - The Deacons went 1-2 last week, despite a standout three-game stretch from junior guard Gage Daye. Daye averaged 27.6 points and five assists for the week and notched a game-high 34 points in an 85-79 victory over Nyack. In the loss to Felician, senior forward Chris Sampson posted 26 points and 11 rebounds in one of his best performances of the season. He also notched 16 points and 11 boards against Nyack. Junior Ryan Rodrigues continued his consistent play from the perimeter, averaging 13.0 points per-contest for the week.
Caldwell - The Cougars lost both of their games last week, battling Division I Rutgers before falling 70-62 on Tuesday, then losing a tight CACC game at USP, 56-55, on Saturday. The game against Rutgers was the fourth time in five years that the Cougars have played the Big East school, with the previous three meetings counting as exhibitions. Sophomore Malcolm Austin led all scorers with 29 points, as the Cougars out-rebounded the Scarlet Knights 40-37 in the loss. This week, Caldwell plays at Concordia on Thursday, then hosts Wilmington on Saturday.
Chestnut Hill - After winning their most consecutive NCAA DII contests (4) in program history, the Griffins took two tough losses last week. The contest at Philadelphia University on February 9th featured three buzzer-beating shots with the Rams coming out on top. Senior guard Julian McFadden (Philadelphia, Pa.) hit a halfcourt prayer to tie the contest at the end of regulation. Sophomore forward Dam Comas (Philadelphia, Pa.) grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Dominican College on February 13. He is nearly averaging a double-double (97. PPG, 9.4 RPG) while ranking 11th in blocked shots (1.09/game) in the CACC.
Felician - Sophomore G Antoine Obery has moved into seventh place on Felician's all-time rebounding list with 341. The Golden Falcons' two victories last week tied and surpassed their win total from last year, and they are one away from the school record of 18 set in 2003-04.
Goldey-Beacom - Senior guard Kyle White scored a career-high 36 points and inched closer to 1,000 points in just his second season at Goldey-Beacom. He now has 951. GBC improved to 2-0 in overtime games this year with a 89-77 win over Nyack on Saturday.
Holy Family - Forward Justin Swidowski scored his 1,000th career point in a loss to Post University on Saturday. Swidowski accomplished the feat in 51 contests. He is the 19th player, sixth under head coach Alfred Johnson, to score 1,000 points in Holy Family history. Swidowski is the CACC leader in blocks (2.48 per game). He is also second in scoring (24.0 per game) and rebounding (9.8 per game), third in field goal percentage (.604) and fourth in free throw percentage (.826). Forward Rickie Crews is second in the conference in blocks (2.17). Holy Family (1-22, 1-12 CACC) hosts Wilmington on Thursday and goes to Nyack on Saturday.
Nyack - The Warriors host two CACC games this week as they try to tip back over the .500 mark. On Tuesday they host Felician and Saturday they host Holy Family. Nyack will honor its seniors during the Holy Family game on Saturday.
Philadelphia - Unless you lost power due to the eastern region blizzards, you have heard by now that Coach Herb Magee hit the 900-win milestone in his 43-year coaching career. The Rams were up for the challenge on Saturday, not disappointing the sellout crowd at the Gallagher Athletic Center on the court that bears his name in a 81-77 win over #7 regionally-ranked Bloomfield. Coach Magee and the Rams will be eyeing win number 903 to break Bobby Knight's all-time win record (902). If the maroon and gray continue to win, that is slated to happen at home on Tuesday (2/23) vs. Goldey-Beacom College at 8 p.m.
Post - In the game against Holy Family, Post University's Spencer Smith carried the Eagles on his back for the last 2:01 of the contest, breaking a 73-73 tie and scoring the final eight points the Eagles needed to defeat the Tigers. Smith did not miss a single shot in the closing minutes and was 6-of-6 from the line, giving Post an important late season win.
USP - Thursday's postponed game vs. Chestnut Hill College will be played on Sunday 2/21 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bobby Morgan Arena. The postponed game vs. Concordia, originally scheduled for 2/6 will be played on 2/25 at Concordia starting at 7:00 p.m. USP's win over Caldwell was their first against the Cougars since a 65-52 win on 12/9/06 and just their third vs. Caldwell since the 03-04 season. The Devils are now 6-12 lifetime vs. the Cougars. Curtis Fitch (North Grosvenordale, Conn.) moved into a tie for eighth place on the Devils all-time blocked shot list with 75 for his career, with one block in Saturday's game. Adewale Adefemi (Chesilhurst, N.J.) moved up another notch on the Devils all-time rebound charts, grabbing eight boards on Saturday to move into 23rd place with 533 for his career. Adefemi is ranked 61st nationally in rebounding, pulling down 8.4 per game. USP is ranked second in the CACC in scoring defense (62.9 points/game) and ranked 30th nationally. Sciences has held opponents to 60 or fewer points eight times this season and is 4-4 in those games. The Devils are also eighth nationally in fewest personal fouls per game (14.3).