Dickinson's Gerry Wixted Named Player of the Week

Centennial Conference
Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Gerry Wixted, Dickinson
Junior, Forward, 6-8

Moorestown, N.J. / Camden Catholic HS

Wixted averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins against Gettysburg and Ursinus. He shot 83.3 percent from the field on the week, including 11-of-13 in his 27-point performance against the Bears.

 

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 Kiefer, Gettysburg, Fr., F
Jan 6: Brett Cohen, Haverford, Sr., F
Jan 13: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Jan 20: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Jan 27: Malique Killing, Muhlenberg, Jr., G
Feb 3: Malique Killing, Muhlenberg, Jr., G
Feb 10: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F

 

Notebook

Dickinson clinched a playoff berth with an 81-76 win at home against Ursinus. The Red Devils (12-2 CC) hold a one-game lead over McDaniel (11-3) and a two-game advantage over Franklin & Marshall and Johns Hopkins (10-4) for first place. Dickinson has never hosted a Centennial playoff game and looks to become just the fourth host for the Conference Final Four since the inception of the format in 2004. The Green Terror can secure its first tournament berth since 2011 with a one win or one Gettysburg loss.

Final Four Hosts
7 - Franklin & Marshall
2 - Ursinus
1 - Johns Hopkins

Home Centennial Playoff Games
26 of 29 - Franklin & Marshall
10 of 22 - Muhlenberg
9 of 15 - Ursinus
7 of 21 - Johns Hopkins
4 of 14 - Washington College
2 of 21 - Gettysburg
2 of 9 - Haverford
2 of 4 - McDaniel
1 of 4 - Swarthmore
0 of 9 - Dickinson

McDaniel is 16-5 after wins over Washington College and Haverford. The 16 victories equals the second-highest single-season total in program history and trails just the 18 wins recorded by the 2008-09 team. The Green Terror has won nine of their last 10 games and has done all of this without a player averaging double figures in points. Phillip Perry (Crownsville, Md.) leads the team at 9.6 ppg.

Johns Hopkins swept the season series from Franklin & Marshall with a 67-54 win in Baltimore. It is JHU's first season sweep of the Diplomats since 2006-07 and first time that the Jays have won both games by double digits in series history. Gene Williams (Broomall, Pa.) led the way with 18 points, while Connor McIntyre (Newtown, Pa.) added four blocks and is now third on the Hopkins career list with 119.

The Blue Jays have played the 20th most difficult schedule in Division III, through games of February 6. Hopkins' past opponents have a combined record of 154-107 (.590)

Franklin & Marshall G Matt Porter (North Brunswick, N.J.) tallied a career-high 30 points as the Diplomats downed Washington College, 74-57. He was 14-of-21 from the floor. Freshman Lior Levy (Princeton, N.J.) added a career-best 10 markers.

Muhlenberg freshman Jon Schreer (Towaco, N.J.) scored a career-high 18 points in his first collegiate start as the Mules won at Gettysburg. He was 4-of-4 from beyond the arc and is shooting 51.1 percent from three-point range this season. 'Berg swept the regular-season series from the Bullets for the first time since the formation of the Centennial in 1994.

Swarthmore first-year Luke McCartin (Arlington, Va.) drained four threes for a career-high 14 points in a losing cause at Johns Hopkins.

Double-Double Leaders

9 - Kevin Hargrove, Muhlenberg
8 - Brett Cohen, Haverford
7 - Gerry Wixted, Dickinson
6 - Cedric Moune, Franklin & Marshall
4 - Jon Salandra, Franklin & Marshall
4 - George Bugarinovic, Johns Hopkins
3 - Cody Kiefer, Gettysburg
4 - Joe Keedy, Swarthmore
2 - Chris Bourne, Swarthmore
2 - Sean Flanigan, Washington College
2 - Tony Hawkins, Washington College

Career Double-Doubles

22 - Gerry Wixted, Dickinson
21 - Kevin Hargrove, Muhlenberg
20 - Brett Cohen, Haverford
13 - George Bugarinovic, Johns Hopkins
12 - Jon Salandra, Franklin & Marshall

Double-Figure Scoring Streaks

23 - Malique Killing, Muhlenberg (20 games this season, 3 in 2012-13)
5 - Cody Kiefer, Gettysburg
3 - Matt Porter, Franklin & Marshall
3 - Gene Williams, Johns Hopkins
3 - Ryan Adams, Ursinus

Centennial Career Blocked Shots

330 - Steve Juskin, Franklin & Marshall, 2001-04
306 - Joe Spirenburg, Gettysburg, 2006-09
231 - Kevin Hargrove, Muhlenberg