Men's basketball players receive league honors

Hamilton College men's basketball players Ephraim McDowell '12 (Boston, Mass./Beaver Country Day School) and Tom McInerney '14 (York, Pa./York Suburban Senior HS) were honored by the Liberty League on Dec. 13 when the league announced its weekly award winners.

McDowell was selected to the league's team of the week for the second straight week. The shooting guard averaged 18.5 points in a 1-1 week. He shot 54.5 percent from the field, including 61.5 percent (8-13) from 3-point range, and was a perfect 5-for-5 at the line. He ranks second in the league in scoring at 17.0 points per game, second in free throw percentage at 88.9 percent, fourth in 3-point field goal percentage at 47.2 percent and leads the league with 25 3-point field goals.

McInerney was a co-rookie of the week pick after he averaged 12.5 points and 6 rebounds off the bench in a 1-1 week. He shot 77 percent (10-13) from the field in the two games. The forward scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in an 88-46 win at Elmira College on Dec. 11. He is tied for 18th in the league with 4.6 rebounds per game.

Hamilton (5-2 overall) is off until Monday, Jan. 3, when the Continentals play West Coast Baptist College at Whittier College's Purple & Gold Poet Classic in Whittier, Calif. Hamilton's next home game is Friday, Jan. 14, against league rival Union College.

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