Red Devils Down Diplomats 64-40 to Win Centennial Title

Adam Honig posted a double-double for the second straight playoff game, leading the Devils to the Centennial Conference Championship on Saturday night<BR>
Photo by James Rasp
Adam Honig posted a double-double for the second straight playoff game, leading the Devils to the Centennial Conference Championship on Saturday night
Photo by James Rasp



(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team captured the 2013 Centennial Conference Championship in dominant fashion, erupting in the second half to post a 64-40 win at top-seed Franklin & Marshall on Saturday night.


For the second straight game, the Red Devils saw two players record double-doubles. Junior Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) led the way with a game-high 16 points, pulling down 10 rebounds on the night. Sophomore Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J./Lawrenceville School) scored 14 points and matched a game-high with 11 rebounds. He added four blocked shots as well.


The game was back and forth in the early minutes. The Devils went in front, 12-10, on a Wixted three-pointer at the 14:23 mark. The Devils would never trail from that point.


Honig buried a three-pointer to put the Devils in front, 23-15, with just under nine minutes remaining in the half. The Diplomats cut the margin to four before the Devils pulled back in front by eight, 33-25, at the half.


Junior Tucker Landy (Durham, Conn./Xavier) scored at the 19:14 mark to put the Devils up by 10. They led by double-figures for the remainder of the game, stretching the lead to 44-28, with 16:11 on the clock as Logan Furr (Sharon, Mass./Beaver Country Day) fed Wixted for a three-pointer.


Sophomore Chris Cox (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) ignited the crowd with a one-hand jam on a drive down the middle, extending the Devil lead to 19 at the 6:37 mark.


Senior Chris Barsanti (Hummelstown, Pa./Tilton School, Conn.) gave Dickinson a 21-point lead with a pair of free throws with 4:54 left to play. The Devils would hit 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch, and finished 19-24 from the line for the game.


Senior Jimmy Fenerty (Warrington, Pa./Germantown Academy) finished things off with a lay-up for the final of 64-40.


In addition to the back-to-back, double-doubles for Honig and Wixted, Barsanti added 11 points, going a perfect 5-for-5 from the line. He was 3-for-4 from the field, adding four rebounds and a pair of steals.


Landy went 5-for-6 from the stripe, scoring nine points and controlling five rebounds. Steve Collins (Rydal, Pa./La Salle College) and Ted Hinnenkamp (York, Pa./York Suburban) combined for 10 points.


Hyak Gyokchyan led the Diplomats (20-7) with a double-double, scoring 11 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking three shots.


The Red Devils set a school record with their 20th win of the season. They improve to 20-7 overall. Dickinson earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, making its first appearance since 1997.


Dickinson went 19-24 from the line, and held the Diplomats to just 15 points in the second half, holding them to just 16 percent shooting (4-25).


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