Le Moyne Men’s Basketball Still Rollin’
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With only three regular season games remaining for the Le Moyne men’s basketball team, things couldn’t look any brighter. The Dolphins continued to steamroll their way towards the postseason by going on the road and thrashing Pace University on Feb. 7, 74-40. The Dolphins have now increased their win streak to four and continue to look more impressive every game.
Le Moyne got major production in this game from a few different areas, but the anchor of play was senior forward Stan Buczek, who racked up his fourth career double-double, tallying 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Russell Sangster led the team in scoring with 15 points and C.J. Asuncion-Byrd added another 14 to help the Dolphins get their 18th victory of the season, moving them to 13-4 in conference play.
In this game, the Dolphins allowed the eighth fewest amount of points from an opposing team in school history, 40. It’s the least amount of points given up by any Le Moyne team in the past decade.
For the second straight game the Dolphins had 10 different players score, four of which were in double-digits. It has been this kind of balanced attack that has really led to their success all season long.
“We are really just playing well as a team and clicking at this point,” said Junior guard Anthony Richards. “When we are all playing together we just have a lot of fun out there and good things happen.”
That most certainly rings true as you look at what this Le Moyne squad has been able to do this season. We’ll see if they can ride this momentum into the postseason, where it all counts. The statistics tell the real story over the last four games for the Dolphins. Their offense has paved the way to success as they find the postseason just around the corner. It has really boiled down to three major keys for Le Moyne’s offense: shooting the three, field-goal efficiency, and free-throw shooting.
Just in this winning streak alone, they have racked up a total of 45 three-pointers, shooting them at a 48 percent clip. They’ve been able to keep their field goal percentage at a piping hot 53 percent as a team. They couldn’t pick a better time to be meshing as well as they are on the court.
As a team, they’re shooting just under 75 percent from the free-throw line. As it has been demonstrated time and time again, the free-throw line can be the make-or-break difference in significant games, so the Dolphins will need to use their success from the line to their advantage in upcoming games.
The Dolphins have one final away game on Wednesday Feb. 15 as they travel to Adelphi University. Le Moyne took care of business the last time they played the Panthers, defeating them 70-64 on Ted Grant Court. The team will wrap up their season after Adelphi with two straight home games as they try to lock up home court advantage throughout the playoffs and push toward their second NE-10 Championship in school history