Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Gerry Wixted, Dickinson
Junior, Forward, 6-8
Moorestown, N.J. / Camden Catholic HS
Wixted was consistent in a 2-0 week, scoring 22 points with 12 rebounds vs. Washington College and also at Ursinus. He was 9-of-11 from the field against the Bears and shot 73.9 percent (17-of-23) on the week. Wixted also averaged 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in the two wins.
Previous Players of the Week
Nov 18: Brett Cohen, Haverford, Sr., F
Nov 25: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Dec 2: Karl Barkley, Swarthmore, Jr., G
Dec 9: Connor Poston, Gettysburg, Sr., F; Malique Killing, Muhlenberg, Jr., G
Dec 16: Andrew Merlo, McDaniel, Jr., G: Austin Curry, Muhlenberg, Sr., G
Dec 23: Cody Kieffer, Gettysburg, Fr., F
Jan 6: Brett Cohen, Haverford, Sr., F
Jan 13: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Dickinson is 6-0 in the Conference for the first time after wins against Washington College and Ursinus. Junior F Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J.) recorded a double-double vs. the Bears with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds. Senior Tom McInerney (York, Pa.) was perfect from the floor, hitting 9-of-9 shots, adding 4-of-6 free throws for a game-high 22 points as well.
Franklin & Marshall's winning streak hit seven games with triumphs against Swarthmore and Washington College. Sophomore C Cedric Moune (Douala, Cameroon) had a double-double with 10 points and 15 boards vs. the Garnet.
McDaniel held Muhlenberg 14 points under its season low point total in a 57-50 win in Westminster. The Mules were averaging 80.4 ppg. entering the contest. Junior G Andrew Merlo (Rehoboth, Del.) led the Green Terror to a 2-0 week, reaching double figures in both games. He averaged 17.0 points per game, shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the line.
Muhlenberg junior G Malique Killing (Philadelphia, Pa.) established a Centennial record for consecutive free throws, extending his streak to 31 before missing late in the second half vs. Gettysburg. It breaks the old standard of 29 set by Ursinus' Matt Hilton.
Gettysburg scored 90 points in a game for the first time since 2010 in a 90-76 win against Ursinus. Sophomore G Sango Amolo (Falls Church, Va.) scored a career-high 28 points en route to the Bullets' top-scoring game since a 91-78 victory over Washington College in the semifinals of the 2010 Centennial Conference tournament. Freshman F Cody Kiefer (Gettysburg, Pa.) set what is believed to be a school record with 25 consecutive free throws made.
Haverford senior F Brett Cohen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) is just three points shy of becoming the 15th Ford to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He would become the third Haverford player to score 1,000 points with at least 600 rebounds.
Johns Hopkins held Swarthmore to just 23.7 percent shooting from the field in a 76-47 win over the Garnet. Senior F Connor McIntyre (Newtown, Pa.) had four of the Blue Jays' eight blocks - the most since JHU had eight at Muhlenberg on January 10, 2012.