In a Northeast -10 matchup at Ted Grant Court on February 19, 2011 the Le Moyne Dolphins men’s basketball team runs circles around Assumption led by Le Moyne senior Kevin Roth (Lakeview, NY/St. Francis H.S.). Roth leads the Dolphins in scoring with 26 points, 12 rebounds, registering his 9th double-double of the season in the 75-54 Dolphins victory.(http://www.lemoynedolphins.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/20110219_mbb…)
Redshirt freshman Jim Janson (Scotia NY/Scotia-Glenville) hit double figures with 15 points, and has been named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for his excellent performances in the past two wins for Le Moyne as was announced by the conference office today (http://www.lemoynedolphins.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/20110221_mbb…).
Junior guard Chris Johnson (Lindenhurst NY/Lindenhurst) finishes the game with 11 points. Senior forward Can Ozkaner (Ankara, Turkey/Tilton School) fights his way to nine points, six rebounds (http://www.lemoynedolphins.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/boxscores/20110219_rz…).
Le Moyne, led by Kevin Roth, shows they have improved down the stretch, under Dolphins Head Coach Steve Evans. They did this tonight by simply outscoring and outhustling the Assumption Greyhounds as Le Moyne allowed the team less than 55 points total, and only allowed the Greyhounds a one point lead before taking the lead for the remainder of the game (http://glowbass.com/le-moyne-dolphins-in-syracuse/le-moyne-dolphins-…).
Assumption senior forward Tobin Haase leads the Greyhounds with 11 points, seven rebounds, and senior forward Mike Balderelli also in double figures with 10 for Assumption (http://www.assumptiongreyhounds.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/MBB_021911).
Le Moyne’s lead, however, with 7:16 left in the half, ballooned to 15 thanks to a couple of threes from Johnson and a couple squeaky-clean lay-ups from Roth to register a 10-0 run in favor of the Dolphins. Le Moyne would hold onto the lead to close out the half up by 13.
Janson opened up the second half with four points, and the rest of the Dolphins soon joined in, however, not before Assumption scores 18 of the games following 25 points to bring the Greyhounds within four. However, Janson and Ozkaner shut ’em down with six straight points; four from Janson and two from Ozkaner. Then Roth, Ozkaner, and senior guard Matt Stote (Kingston, NY/ Kingston), the three seniors honored before the game, continue to put the hurtin’ on Assumption in the final minutes, punctuated by a jumper by Stote for the 75-54 Dolphins win (http://www.lemoynedolphins.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/20110219_mbb…).
Le Moyne, set to travel to St. Rose Wednesday for a 7:30 pm NE-10 matchup, sits at 12-13, NE-10 10-11, are now tied for 8th place with St. Michaels in Northeast-10 Conference standings.