Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Brett Cohen, Haverford
Senior, Forward, 6-6
Rockville Centre, N.Y. / South Side HS
Cohen averaged 23.5 points and 14.0 rebounds while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor as the Fords defeated Medgar Evers and DeSales. He had 21 points, 17 rebounds and three steals vs. the Cougars and tallied 26 points with 11 boards and three assists vs. the host Bulldogs.
Franklin & Marshall rolled to the title of its Sponaugle New Year's Tournament with wins over MCLA and Delaware Valley. Matt Porter (North Brunswick, N.J.) was named the tourney MVP after scoring 20 points in the finale, while Jon Salandra (Harrison, N.Y.) also earned All-Tournament honors.
Phillip Perry (Crownsville, Md.) was named the tournament MVP as McDaniel went on the road and won the Lycoming Tournament with a 62-55 win over the host Warriors. Perry averaged 16.0 points in wins vs. Lyco and in the opener against Misericordia. He tossed in 19 vs. Penn State-Mont Alto and shot 65.6 percent for the week (21-of-32). Duane Echols (Jessup, Md.) also earned All-Tourney honors after tallying a career-best 14 points in the title game.
Dickinson recorded its first win over a non-Conference ranked opponent since at least 2000 with a 90-75 triumph over #17 Guilford (9-1). Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y.) led the way with 25 points as the Red Devils drained a school-record 17 three-pointers. He had 27 the next night in a loss to Randolph-Macon and earned All-Tournament honors. It is just the fifth time that a Centennial team has knocked off a team that started the season at 9-0 or better.
1995: Muhlenberg d. Franklin & Marshall (25-0), 88-86
1996: Muhlenberg d. Franklin & Marshall (18-0), 66-49
2009: McDaniel d. Franklin & Marshall (11-0), 66-57
2012: Washington College d. Franklin & Marshall (14-0), 78-74
2014: Dickinson d. Guilford (9-0), 90-75
Jimmy Hammer (Collegeville, Pa.) posted his first career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five steals as Johns Hopkins downed Valley Forge Christian.
Shane Loeffler (West Grove, Pa.) scored a career-high 14 points, while Karl Barkley (Davidson, N.C.) led the way with 21 as Swarthmore defeated Gallaudet to end its non-Conference slate. Barkley also tossed in 21 markers in a loss to Widener.
Ryan Adams (White Plains, N.Y.) exploded for a career-high 34 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field, including 7-of-10 from beyond the arc, as Ursinus broke a six-game losing streak with a 90-60 win over William Peace. Adams and Trevor Norton (Mullica Hill, N.J.) were named to the All-Classic team at the Roanoke Tournament.
Tony Hawkins (Mt. Ephraim, N.J.) averaged 15.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-2 week. He had 18 points and seven caroms in a loss to #5 Williams and was named to the All-Tournament team at Washington and Lee.
It's not over 'til it's over ... despite starting the Centennial season at 0-4, Haverford and Ursinus can hold out hope for a run similar to the 2007 Gettysburg team. The Bullets began 0-5 in league play before reeling off 10 wins in their last 13 CC contests to grab the fourth playoff spot.