YOUNG SELECTED PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR CACC MEN'S HOOPS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Devon Young of Felician College has been selected the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 5. Tyrone Mann-Barnes of the Univesity of the Sciences was named Rookie of the Week after a record-breaking performance against East Stroudsburg.
Young, a 6-3 senior forward from Monmouth Junction, N.J., was named MVP of the East Stroudsburg Pocono Classic over the weekend. In three games for the week, he averaged 20.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per-game while shooting 59-percent (23-for-39) from the field. He committed only three turnovers in 114 minutes of action. He poured in 28 points on 12-for-16 shooting and six rebounds against East Stroudsburg and recorded 19 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals against Concordia.
Mann-Barnes, a 6-0 freshman guard froom Woodlynne, N.J., had a record-breaking performance in a 56-54 win over East Stroudsburg on Thursday. He set a CACC record by going 6-for-6 from three-point range, including the winning shot at the buzzer from NBA-range. He scored 22 points in the victory on 8-for-9 shooting from the field. For the week, he averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per-game.
Adewale Adefemi, USci (Sr., F, 6-4, Chesilhurst, NJ) - Led the Devils to a 2-0 week with averages of 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per-game.
Argelix Gil, Concordia (So., F, 6-5, Brooklyn, NY) - In a victory at Felician, recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.
Tim Smith, Holy Family (Jr., G, 6-2, Philadelphia, PA) - Despite a 0-2 week, averaged 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per-game.
Herbert Dennis, Wilmington (Fr., PG, 5-9, Hurlock, MD) - Scored 20 points and added eight assists and two rebounds in a win over Holy Family.
Ola Sasona, Philadelphia (Sr., F, 6-3, Morris Plains, NJ) - Tallied 16 points on 7-9 shooting and nine rebounds in a win over Goldey-Beacom.
Bloomfield - The Deacons fell to 2-3 on the season this week, dropping a 89-84 decision at C.W. Post University Tuesday evening. Junior forward Matt Wafula and senior guard Ryan Rodrigues each posted 17 points in the setback, with Art Ellis coming off the bench to chip in 16 points in reserve. Senior guard Gage Daye tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the loss. The team returns to action December 9 when they open their CACC schedule with a home contest against Caldwell College.
Chestnut Hill - In his first collegiate start, freshman forward Khadim Ndiaye (Long Beach, NY) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, powering the Griffins to a 67-62 home victory over Cheyney University on Saturday, December 4.
Felician - Senior F Devon Young was named MVP of the Pocono Classic hosted by East Stroudsburg on Friday and Saturday. Earlier in the week he became the first Golden Falcon to reach 1,500 career points.
Philadelphia - It was a 1-0 week for the Rams as they took their CACC opener at home against GBC. High scorers for the Rams included senior forward Ola Sasona and rookie guard Nick Christian. Other double digit point holders were sophomore guard Jim Connolly, junior guard Corey Francisco and sophomore guard Ed Dirugeris. The Rams have one game on the schedule this week as they travel to Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday (12/7) at 8:00 p.m.
Post - Spencer Smith's 18 points against Dominican powered the Eagles to a win in the first conference game of the 2010-11 season. The win improved Post University to a 3-3 record and continued a three-game winning streak. Smith shot 67 percent from the floor, 50 percent from long range, and 75 percent from the free throw line in the Eagle victory. This week the Eagles travel to play Concordia Tuesday night in search of their second conference win this season. Post will then host Felician and Nyack on Thursday and Saturday.
USciences - With a 4-1 record, the Devils are off to their best start since the 2003-04 season when they won six of their first seven games. The two wins this week against PSAC opponents East Stroudsburg and Kutztown give the Devils four wins vs. PSAC schools this year, their best record against the PSAC ever. Tyrone-Mann Barnes (Woodlynne, N.J.) hit an NBA three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Devils a 56-54 win over East Stroudsburg on Tuesday. Their last buzzer-beater win came in the CACC playoffs vs. Holy Family in March of 2005 when the #7 seed Devils upset the #2 seed Tigers 70-68 on a putback by Eric Cangelosi as time expired. Sciences' 89 points vs. Kutztown were the most in a game since they record back-to-back 94-point efforts against Columbia Union and Wilmington in January 2008. One last PSAC opponent awaits the Devils as they face Millersville on the road on Thursday. The Devils open conference play on Saturday with a road contest at Wilmington University.