Men’s basketball heating up, eyeing playoff run



The Susquehanna men’s
basketball team claimed the
season series against Drew on
Feb. 14, beating the Rangers
79-67 with the help of junior
forward Josh Miller’s doubledouble
and great shooting performances
from junior guard
Brandon Hedley, sophomore
guard Steven Weidlich and
freshman center Ryan Traub.
Miller led the way with 17
points, 10 rebounds and finished
4-5 from three.
The Crusaders shot 43.5
percent from three as a team.
The game started off on a
good note for the Crusaders
when Hedley knocked down
a three just 30 seconds in. He
finished with 16 points.
Susquehanna stretched its
lead to double-digits six minutes
into the first half, when
another Hedley three put them
up 17-7.
The lead hovered around
that margin until the closing
minutes of the half.
The Crusaders, who outscored
the Rangers in fast
break points 13-4, went on
a quick 5-0 run on two fast
breaks with less than two minutes
A late layup from Traub,
assisted by Weidlich, who finished
the game with seven assists,
put the Crusaders up by
15 points.
Hedley said: “We moved
the ball really well today. No
one was being selfish and we
really got our offense moving
to get the open shot. Steve
[Weidlich] had a great offensive
game both passing and
shooting. He made the extra
pass and he didn’t try to force
The Crusaders doubled the
Rangers in assists and points
off turnovers with 15 assists to
Drew’s seven and 14 points off
turnovers to Drew’s seven.
Susquehanna started off hot
in the second half with another
5-0 run. It was punctuated by
a Miller three, which put them
up by 20 points.
Senior guard Matt McGugan
said: “Josh had one of his
best games of the season. He
showed up on defense in getting
boards and steals and on
the other side of the court.”
The Crusaders out-rebounded
the Rangers 39-28.
Susquehanna followed that
performance up with a 122-76
thrashing of visiting Goucher
on Feb. 18.
Hedley led the way with
30 points in just 27 minutes.
Freshman forward Jeff Dzierzawiec
added 24 points off the
Hedley said, “With the
way we’ve been playing the
past few games, we have even
more of an opportunity to finish
out the season strong and
make something special happen
in the playoffs.”
The Crusaders’ last home
game as well as their senior
day will be held on Feb. 21 at
4 p.m. against Elizabethtown.
The only senior on the team,
McGugan, reflected on this
saying, “It’s not a good feeling
knowing it’s all coming to an
end, but it makes me want to
perform at my best these last
few games knowing that, and I
know my teammates want me
to go out on a good note.”