(Lancaster, Pa.) – For the first time in history the Dickinson men's basketball team had two First-team selections on the All-Centennial Conference Team. Junior guard Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) and sophomore forward Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J./Lawrenceville School) were both named to the squad for the second straight season, earning Second-team recognition in 2012.
Wixted has had a pair of outstanding seasons to start his career. He led the Red Devils in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds on the year. He had another solid year at the free throw line, shooting 84 percent (148-177). He drained 24 three-pointers, blocked 42 shots and handed out 39 assists from the post.
Wixted recorded five double-doubles on the year, including back-to-back performances in the conference playoffs. He opened the season with a 34-point outing against NCAA qualifier, Hobart College and tallied 31 points, going 10-for-10 from the line against Ursinus. He ranked fourth in the conference in scoring and third in free throw shooting percentage (84%). He ranks just behind senior Chris Barsanti (Hummelstown, Pa./Tilton School, Conn.), shooting an amazing 89 percent from the line, while junior Tucker Landy (Durham, Conn./Xavier) also ranks in the top ten for free throw shooting.
Remarkably, Honig also recorded back-to-back double-doubles in the conference semifinal and championship games. The junior point guard was second on the team in rebounding, pulling down 4.5 per game, and ranked second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per contest.
Honig scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Devils to Homewood Suites Tip-Off Tournament title at Messiah, topping Keystone College, 103-100 in overtime. He scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the semifinal win over Johns Hopkins, handing out six assists on the night as well. Honig ranked 11th in in scoring in the conference, and in the top ten in the CC for three-point shooting and steals.
The Red Devils had an outstanding season, winning a school record 20 wins and set another school mark with 13 conference wins. Dickinson captured the Centennial Conference Championship for the first time since 1997, and will host Marietta College in the first round of the NCAA National Tournament at 7:00 pm on Saturday night.