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 1. Skidmore 14-2 
 2. St.Lawrence 13-3 
 3. Hobart 10-6 
 4. Union, NY 10-6 
 5. Rensselaer Poly 8-8 
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Union College, NY wins the USA Liberty 2016-2017 title

Liberty Women 2016-2017
Official Web Site

Union College, NY 2016-17
Chris Murphy Chris Murphy Murphy
Zachary Bouton
Bouton
Greg King
King
Brendan Laing
Laing
Deshon Burgess
Burgess
Wade McNamara
McNamara
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
11  Bouton Zachary 175 (5'9'') PG 0 USA
21  King Greg 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
40  Laing Brendan 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
23  Burgess Deshon 193 (6'4'') C 0 USA
32  McNamara Wade 193 (6'4'') C 0 USA
33  Liquori Matt 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
13  Weckworth Kevin 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
34  Simanavicius Martynas 190 (6'3'') G 96 Lithuania
51  De Spuches Giuseppe 198 (6'6'') F 96 Italy
12  Lee Benjamin 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
31  McNoble Kevin 185 (6'1'') F 0 USA
24  Johnson Garrett 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
20  Mumtaz Shiraz 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
15  Gordon Aaron 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
22  Palleschi Mike 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
42  Jefferson Kevin 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
44  Hannon-Bogosh Weston 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Chris Murphy
Coach Assistant: Nick Ciresi


Union wins Liberty League Men's Basketball Championship, 71-67 over Hobart - Mar 1, 2017

Tournament Most Valuable Player Deshon Burgess (6'4''-C) scored 33 points and added five assists to lead Union College to the 2017 Liberty League Men's Basketball Championship with a 71-67 win over Hobart College at the Viniar Athletic Center Saturday afternoon. The win lifts the Dutchmen to their first league championship since February 26, 2005 when Union defeated Hamilton at Hobart.
Union is now 16-10 and awaits the announcement of the NCAA Division III tournament field on Monday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern. Information will be posted at UnionAthletics.com. The Statesmen finish the season 16-11. The game was played in front of a loud and boisterous crowd of 1,000 with standing room fans as well. This will be Union's fourth NCAA playoff appearance and first since current Head Coach Chris Murphy was a junior point guard in the 2004-05 season. The other NCAA appearances were in 2001-02 and 1982-83.
Burgess was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Greg King (6'5''-F) and Wade McNamara (6'4''-C). Hobart's Colin Dougherty (6'4''-G) and Pete Drescher (6'2''-G) were selected along with Riley Naclerio of St. Lawrence. Burgess scored 46 points in the two games in the tournament. King had 28 points and 12 rebounds in the tourney and McNamara had 46 points and 24 rebounds with seven assists in the two games including the semifinal win at St. Lawrence.
McNamara had his 14th double-double with a game high 11 rebounds and 10 points, while King scored 12 with seven boards. Burgess made 12 of his 13 free throw attempts and Union shot 41% for the night, 86% from the line. Union had a 41-33 rebounding advantage. Dougherty led the Statesmen with 27 points and Drescher scored 15 with a team high five boards. Hobart shot 39% for the game.
Union had a 35-32 lead at halftime. After the first points of the game came from a King three 59 second in, Hobart went on a 12-2 run and led 12-5 at 16:03 after a three pointer by Dougherty. Union went on a 10-0 run led by two threes by McNamara over a span of 2:42 for a 15-12 lead. The largest lead of the first half was seven by Union at 32-25 with 5:34 to play. Burgess had 13 at the half and McNamara had 10 with nine boards, while Dougherty scored 15 and Drescher 13 in the first 20 minutes.
It was back and forth before Hobart opened it up to an eight point lead at 53-45 with 11:39 to go after a Dougherty layup. It was s six point lead at 57-51 with 9:01 left after a Matt Walsh (6'5''-F) layup, but Union got two straight three pointers by Kevin Weckworth (6'2''-G) to tie it at 57-57. Hobart went on another run, this one at 7-1 for a 64-58 lead with 4:22 to play. Luke Ruddy (6'5''-F) had five points in that run. But Burgess hit a three and then a jumper and the lead was down to one at 64-63, and he tied it then gave them the lead with two free throws with 1:42 left. He later made another for a two point lead with 45 seconds left but Dougherty's layup with 39 seconds remaining tied it at 66-66. Dougherty made a free throw for Hobart's 67-66 lead with 39 seconds left, but Burgess came back with a three pointer with 16 seconds remaining for the 69-67 lead. He sealed the game with two free throws with two seconds remaining.

Liberty Tournament Final:
Union - Hobart 71-67
Liberty Tournament Semifinals:
Union - St. Lawrence 110-108
Hobart - Skidmore 70-65

Courtesy of LibertyLeagueAthletics


All-Liberty Awards 2017 - Mar 1, 2017

All-Liberty 1st Team 2017
Deshon Burgess
Burgess
Kyle Edwards
Edwards
Derek Hart
Hart
Aldin Medunjanin
Medunjanin
Edvinas Rupkus
Rupkus

All-Tournament MVP: Deshon Burgess (6'4''-C) of Union, NY
Player of the Year: Aldin Medunjanin (6'4''-G) of Skidmore
Defensive Player of the Year: Kyle Edwards (6'4''-G) of St.Lawrence
Rookie of the Year: Tucker Lescoe (6'1''-G) of Hobart
Coach of the Year: Joe Burke of Skidmore

1st Team
C: Deshon Burgess (6'4''-C) of Union, NY
G: Kyle Edwards (6'4''-G) of St.Lawrence
F: Derek Hart (6'7''-F) of Clarkson
G: Aldin Medunjanin (6'4''-G) of Skidmore
G: Edvinas Rupkus (6'4''-G-96) of Skidmore

2nd Team
G: Colin Dougherty (6'4''-G) of Hobart
PG: AJ Horde (5'8''-PG) of RIT
C: Wade McNamara (6'4''-C) of Union, NY
F: Andreas Kontopidis (6'5''-F) of Rensselaer Poly
F: Riley Naclerio (6'8''-F) of St.Lawrence

Honorable Mention
Tucker Lescoe (6'1''-G) of Hobart
Jonathan Luster (5'11''-C) of Rensselaer Poly
Alex Seff (6'0''-PG) of Vassar
Troy Pierre-Louis (6'2''-G) of RIT
Willie Zachery (5'7''-PG) of St.Lawrence

All-Tournament Team
F: Greg King (6'5''-F) of Union, NY
C: Wade McNamara (6'4''-C) of Union, NY
G: Colin Dougherty (6'4''-G) of Hobart
G: Pete Drescher (6'2''-G) of Hobart
F: Riley Naclerio (6'8''-F) of St.Lawrence

All-Rookie Team
F: Robert Aguilera (6'7''-F) of RIT
F: Sam Allen (6'7''-F) of Hobart
F: Pat Gallagher (6'4''-F) of Skidmore
G: Tucker Lescoe (6'1''-G) of Hobart
C: Christopher Rogers (6'7''-C) of Bard

All-Academic Team
G: Harry Johnson (6'0''-G) of Bard
PG: Aidan Frank (5'10''-PG) of Clarkson
F: Michael Hayduk (6'4''-F) of Clarkson
F: Matthew Hornak (6'3''-F) of Clarkson
G: Tom Nuttle (6'2''-G) of Clarkson
PG: Thomas Campion (5'10''-PG) of Hobart
C: Zach Grattan (6'9''-C) of Hobart
F: Luke Ruddy (6'5''-F) of Hobart
C: Marcus Giese (6'8''-C) of Rensselaer Poly
C: Nate Kane (6'1''-C) of Rensselaer Poly
C: Jonathan Luster (5'11''-C) of Rensselaer Poly
F: Martin Bedulskij (6'5''-F-95) of Skidmore
G: Aldin Medunjanin (6'4''-G) of Skidmore
G: Edvinas Rupkus (6'4''-G-96) of Skidmore
PG: Sam Adler (5'9''-PG) of St.Lawrence
G: Kyle Edwards (6'4''-G) of St.Lawrence
PG: Kyle Kobis (6'0''-PG) of St.Lawrence
F: Kieran Miller (6'4''-F) of St.Lawrence
PG: Aaron Gordon (6'0''-PG) of Union, NY
F: Brendan Laing (6'8''-F) of Union, NY
G: Matt Liquori (6'2''-G) of Union, NY
F: Kevin McNoble (6'1''-F) of Union, NY
G/F: Mickey Adams (6'4''-G/F) of Vassar
G: Tony Caletti (6'2''-G) of Vassar
F: Mason Dyslin (6'5''-F) of Vassar
PG: Alex Seff (6'0''-PG) of Vassar


 

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