Matt Porter Named Player of Week

 

 


 

Centennial Conference
Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Matt Porter, Franklin & Marshall
Senior, Guard, 6-3
North Brunswick, N.J. / St. Peter's Prep

Porter averaged 21.5 points per game on 61.3 percent shooting from the floor in victories over Gettysburg and Dickinson. He poured in 26 points to go along with nine rebounds and two assists vs. the Red Devils, enabling the Diplomats to secure as first-round playoff bye.

 

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
Feb 17: Jesse Krasna, Ursinus, Sr., G
Feb 24: Matt Porter, Franklin & Marshall, Sr., G

 

Notebook

The 2014 Centennial tournament is set and for the first time in the Conference's 21-year history, Dickinson will host the semifinals and final. In fact, the Red Devils have never hosted any CC men's basketball playoff game.

 

Final Four Hosts
7 - Franklin & Marshall (2004-05-09-10-11-12-13)
2 - Ursinus (2006-08)
1 - Dickinson (2014)
1 - Johns Hopkins (2007)

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

Five players scored in double figures as Dickinson avenged an earlier loss to Muhlenberg with a 92-86 win in Allentown. Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y.) had 18 points, five assists and two steals. Honig poured in 27 in the season finale loss to Franklin & Marshall.

The Diplomat win in Carlisle secured a first-round playoff bye for F&M. Matt Porter (North Brunswick, N.J.) and Jon Salandra (Harrison, N.Y.) combined for 47 points in leading the Blue and White to a regular-season sweep of the Devils.

Johns Hopkins locked down the other bye with wins over McDaniel and Washington College to close the year. Jimmy Hammer (Collegeville, Pa.) scored 20 points with four three-pointers against the Green Terror. George Bugarinovic (Overland Park, Kan.) had his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards vs. the Shoremen.

McDaniel fell into the first round with losses to Hopkins and Gettysburg. The Terror can equal the school mark of 18 single-season wins with a victory against Muhlenberg.

Muhlenberg junior Malique Killing (Philadelphia, Pa.) broke his own school record for points in a season (519) in the win over Ursinus. The senior class is the program's winningest class in 12 years (64-40). Austin Curry (Jamison, Pa.) drained seven threes in the loss to Dickinson, but broke the program record for career triples and now has 198.

Gettysburg junior Sean Gordon (Broomall, Pa.) scored a career-high 19 points to lead the Bullets past McDaniel in their season finale. He averaged 14.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the final four games.

Haverford senior Brett Cohen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) closed his career with 1,199 points and 756 rebounds, good for eighth and fifth, respectively, in program history. Classmate Louis Cipriano (Scranton, Pa.) finished fourth in Ford annals with 131 threes.

Swarthmore senior Joe Keedy (Petoskey, Mich.) registered a double-double in his final game as the Garnet defeated Haverford. He poured in 17 points and collected 12 rebounds. Earlier in the week, Keedy hit a game-winning layup in the waning seconds vs. Washington College.

Ursinus senior Jesse Krasna (Fairless Hills, Pa.) scored 18 points and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in a loss at Muhlenberg.

Double-Double Leaders

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

Career Double-Doubles

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