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Monday, February 05, 2007

MU men's hoops news & notes/from the NEC web site

The Hawks have won seven in a row at home, the most since a 14-game win streak that stretched from the 2003-05.

Senior center John Bunch (Randallstown, MD/Randallstown) registered the first-ever triple-double in Monmouth’s Division I history, posting 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in just 22 minutes of play against the Terriers..

Bunch is the first NEC player to post a triple-double since Quinnipiac’s Kason Mims on March 1, 2004.

Bunch’s 10 blocks established a new school record and also tied for Mount St. Mary’s Gerben Van Dorpe for fifth on the NEC’s single-game list. He is also the first NEC player in nearly 10 years to finish an NEC game with double-digit blocks. St. Francis (NY)’s Richard Lugo was the last to turn the trick on February 12, 1997...

With 135 career blocks Bunch moved into third on the MU all-time chart...Bunch leads the NEC and is 16th in the nation with 2.9 bpg.

Senior forward Marques Alston (Neptune, NJ/Neptune) needs just three rebounds to become the seventh Monmouth player to amass 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. With 203 assists, Alston will also become the second player in school annals to hit 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists. William Lewis totaled 1,517 points, 514 boards and 271 assists from 1988-92.

.Senior forward Dejan Delic (Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro/Bridgton Academy (ME)) is the school’s all-time leader in career three-point field goal attempts with 611, and stands in third place with his 213 career three-pointers made, one behind Dwayne Byfield (214) and 47 behind the all-time leader Dave Calloway.

Monmouth is allowing 60.0 points per game in home games (8-2), but 70.8 points per game in road contests (2-10)..

The all-time NEC and Monmouth leader in games played is current assistant coach Chris Kenny (124), but senior Marques Alston is hot on his trail, having played in 118 career games...Monmouth is now 10-3 when holding an opponent under 70 points, but 0-9 when allowing 70+ points

Delic and Alston now have 1,062 and 1,025 career points, respectively

Sophomore guard Whitney Coleman (Salem, CT/East Lyme) scored 17 points against the Terriers and hit 3-5 from outside the arc. In his last three outings, Coleman has averaged 16.0 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 spg and shot 57.1 percent from the floor

Jhamar Youngblood leads all NEC freshman in field goal percentage (.549; fifth overall) and steals (1.8 spg; third overall), and ranks second in points (11.7 ppg). Youngblood is 13-23 (.565) from beyond the arc in league games.

Delic is fifth in the NEC with 15.2 ppg and also ranks fourth with 2.9 3PFG/game and eighth with a 40.9 percent accuracy rate from three-point range...Looking to lead the NEC in scoring defense for the 14th time in the last 19 years, the Hawks currently rank second in the conference at 65.9 ppg.


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