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College Notebook: Myers, Tucker get taste of NCAA tourney

York College senior Dalton Myers, a Westminster graduate, helped the Spartans win the CAC championship and play in the Division III NCAA tournament.
York College senior Dalton Myers, a Westminster graduate, helped the Spartans win the CAC championship and play in the Division III NCAA tournament.(Courtesy photo/York College Athletics)

Dalton Myers ended his college basketball career with a very successful season as part of York College’s run to a Capital Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Myers, a Westminster graduate, led the Spartans to a 24-5 record and a first-round win in the NCAA tourney — York defeated Yeshiva 81-67 on Friday before falling to Hamilton 69-66 the following day.

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Both NCAA games were played at York, giving Myers a chance to play in front of the hometown fans one more time.

The senior forward earned all-CAC first-team honors for a second time.

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Myers finished with 20 points and eight rebounds Saturday against Hamilton, and he totaled 18 and eight in York’s win over Yeshiva. Myers averaged 17.6 points per game this year, tops on the team, and added 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

He leaves the program with 1,499 career points, ninth all-time in Spartans history.

Myers is one of 10 finalists for the Jostens Award, given to the top D-III men’s and women’s basketball players of the year.

Carroll County had another former high school standout named to the all-CAC teams — Salisbury senior Chad Barcikowski (Liberty) joined Myers on the first team.

Barcikowski earned those honors for the first time in his career, after playing in all 27 games for Sea Gulls (18-9) and averaging 16.6 points per game, which ranked him sixth in the CAC. He also knocked down 35 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Dutchmen went dancing with Tucker

Lebanon Valley freshman Zach Tucker (Century) played in every game for the men’s basketball team this season, and that included a trip to the D-III NCAA tourney.

The Dutchmen went 18-10 and captured the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth tournament title. Tucker had nine points, four rebounds, and four assists in LVC’s overtime win over Lycoming in the MAC semifinal, then grabbed two boards and handed out an assist in the championship game victory against Albright.

Lebanon Valley lost to Middlebury in its NCAA opener. Tucker finished with eight points (two 3-pointers) and two rebounds.

The 2017 Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year averaged 6.2 points and 2.3 rebounds coming off the bench for the Dutchmen. He shot 37.6 from 3-point range.

Cannon fires his way onto All-CC squad

Austin Cannon (Manchester Valley), a junior guard on the McDaniel men's basketball team, landed on the All-Centennial Conference team.

Cannon makes his first all-conference appearance after being tabbed honorable mention. Starting all 24 games in which he appeared, he was second on the team in scoring at 9.2 points per game and third on the team in rebounding at 3.4 per game.

Cannon also paced the squad with 68 assists and added 19 steals — tied for the most on the team. A 39.6 percent shooter from the floor, he also blocked five shots.

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The Green Terror finished the season with a record of 6-19 (3-15 Centennial).

Smith back among Centennial’s best again

Jasmine Smith, a senior guard on the McDaniel women's basketball team, has been named to the All-Centennial Conference team.

Smith is making her second all-conference appearance, being tabbed honorable mention for the second straight season. She started 18 of the 21 games in which she appeared, ranking second on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game. She also led the team with 55 assists and was third on the squad with 37 steals.

The Green Terror finished the season with a record of 12-13 (10-10 Centennial).

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