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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Molloy off to promising start
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Courtesy Molloy College
Junior John Petrucelli is off to a hot start for the Lions and leading them in points, rebounds and assists.

Petrucelli, one of the ECC’s leading rebounders a year ago, has been “as active as ever,” Marquardt said, on the boards and the offense as a whole. He’s poured in 15.8 points, ripped down 6.1 rebounds, and dished out 4.0 assists per game so far, leading Molloy in all three categories.

Sophomore Miles Prendergast has started every game at power forward and brings a solid skill set and athleticism to the floor. He’s one of a number of newcomers to be making an impact.

Williams, a tenacious defender and tremendous ball-handler, controls the tempo for the Lions. He’s chipped in more than eight points per game and hit for a career-high 18 in a big 70-67 victory over ECC rival St. Thomas Aquinas on Dec. 8. “He’s a great leader and a great kid,” Marquardt said.

Both Williams and freshman swingman Kevin Bowles have earned ECC Rookie of the Week honors already, and last season’s runner-up for ECC Rookie of the Year, sophomore guard Matt McLeod, has had a hot hand off the bench averaging 11 points on 48.3 percent (29 of 60) shooting.

Finishing in the top six in the ECC and qualifying for the conference tournament, Marquardt said, is one of the Lions’ goals. “I think we’ve settled in pretty nicely so far,” he noted.   

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