Alec Rodway put a tough start behind him Wednesday afternoon, helping the Misericordia University men’s basketball team potentially do the same.
Rodway set a career-high in assists with 13 while also scoring 10 points as the Cougars broke a four-game losing streak with a 92-87 victory over host Wesley College in Dover, Del.
Mid Valley graduate Jason Kenny led the way with 29 points.
Valley View graduate Rodway missed the start of the season with a broken hand. He had just 5 points and 5 assists in 61 minutes over 4 games since his return, prior to Wednesday’s breakthrough effort.
Rodway went 4-for-6 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the line.
Noah Rivera contributed 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the Cougars, who placed 5 players in double figures in scoring while improving to 5-5.
Lakeland graduate Tony Harding scored 17 points and Stone McCreary had 14.
The game featured 20 lead changes before Kenny scored 7 points in the final minute. His three-point play put the Cougars ahead, 88-85, and he also scored Misericordia’s remaining four points on free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Kenny, who had tied the game with two free throws, did all the scoring in a game-closing, 9-2 run.
The Cougars do not play again until Jan. 2 at The College of New Jersey.
Cecil 88, Lackawanna 81
Lackawanna College went without two starters in its game at North East, Md. and fell to host Cecil College.
Talek Williams scored 24 points and Isaiah Wiggins added 21 for the Falcons.
Lackawanna is 7-6 and off until it hosts Westchester College Jan. 5.
Emory & Henry 69, Keystone 61
Ray Mills had 16 points and Jeremy Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds, but Keystone College remained winless through 10 games.