Lebanon Valley Wins Rinso Marquette Tournament Title

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Rinso Marquette Tournament Championship
Lebanon Valley 95, Staten Island 65
LVC Starters
Light, Anderson, Bugg, Boccanfuso, Orr
CSI Starters
Taylor, Bryant, Latunji, Flagg, Delahanty
How It Happened
Lebanon Valley defeated Staten Island 95-65 at Sorrentino Gymnasium to win the 2017 Rinso Marquette Men's Basketball Tournament Championship on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18.
Sam LightAndy Orr, and Will Boccanfuso reached the double-digit scoring mark and each flirted with double-double territory. Light was named the tournament's most valuable player (MVP) and Orr earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
Like they did one night earlier, the Flying Dutchmen (3-0) raced out to a double-digit lead, with Chris Anderson providing six quick points and Light converting three free throws to make it 15-3 at the 13:16 mark of the opening half.
LVC's defense made life tough on the Dolphins (1-1) and allowed just five made field goals in the game's first 10:33. On the other end, layups byAndrew Eberhart and Ricky Bugg pushed the advantage to 20 for the first time with 7:01 remaining before halftime.
Lebanon Valley took its largest lead of the half when Zach Tucker buried a 3-ball off an assist by Light to inflate the score to 43-16 at the 2:20 mark.
Staten Island responded after the break and cut a 23-point halftime deficit to 12 when Darryl Bryant found Christian Taylor for a bucket from beyond the arc with 10:29 left to play.
That CSI push proved too little too late, however, as Light's triple at the 9:39 mark sparked a 9-0 LVC run that was capped by an Orr putback following an offensive rebound with 8:17 remaining. The Dolphins would pull to within no less than 19 the rest of the way.
All-Tournament Team
Most Valuable Player: LVC's Sam Light
LVC's Andy Orr
Staten Island's Adeola Latunji
Staten Island's Christian Taylor
Ursinus' Eric Williams Jr.
New Rochelle's Anthony Turnbow
Inside the Numbers
- LVC shot the ball well and finished with a 51.6 shooting percentage from the field.
- For the second night in a row, the Dutchmen got to the foul line 30-plus times. The team finished 24-32 from the charity stripe.
- The Lebanon Valley bench outscored Staten Island's reserves 30-17.
- The Dutchmen scored 50 of their points in the paint.
- LVC shot 33.3 percent from 3-point territory, including 57.1 percent (4-7) in the second half.
Sam Light netted a team-high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Andy Orr nearly recorded his third-straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and eight rebounds to go along with two blocks.
Will Boccanfuso netted 11 points on 4-5 shooting from the field and added a game-high nine rebounds and two steals.
Andrew Eberhart and Chris Anderson each tallied eight points, while Ricky Bugg and Zach Tucker added six apiece.
CJ Boxley dished out a team-high four assists.
- LVC has now won the Rinso Marquette Tournament Title three years in a row.
Who's Next?
LVC hosts Elizabethtown at Sorrentino Gymnasium on Tuesday night, Nov. 21. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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