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Two men's basketball players honored by league

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted February 14, 2011
Tags Men's Basketball

Hamilton College men's basketball players Pat Sullivan '12 (Madison, N.J./Delbarton School) and Greg Newton '14 (Barrington, R.I./Phillips Exeter Academy [N.H.]) were honored by the Liberty League on Feb. 14 when the league announced its weekly award winners.

Sullivan was selected to the league's team of the week for the seventh time this season. He averaged 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week. The 6-foot-7 forward shot 55 percent from the field, including 3 of 7 from 3-point range, and was a perfect 11-for-11 at the free-throw line. He leads the league in scoring with 17.7 points per game, and ranks sixth in rebounding with 6.7 per game and third in field goal percentage at 52.2 percent.

Newton was a co-rookie of the week pick for the first time. He averaged 9 points, 3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in three games off the bench. The 6-foot point guard made 9 of 12 field goals and went 9-for-10 at the free-throw line. He ranks third in the league with 2.95 assists per game.

Hamilton (14-7 overall, 8-4 Liberty) wraps up the regular season with two league games at home. Vassar College visits Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Friday, Feb. 18, and Rensselaer plays the Continentals in the finale on Saturday, Feb. 19. Hamilton is tied with Skidmore College for third place in the league standings. The top four teams make the league tournament.

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