Memorable Men’s Basketball Season Ends With NCAA Tournament Loss

Johnathan Belton in action on the basketball courtThe Medaille College Mavericks men’s basketball team saw its magical 2016-17 season come to an end on March 3 with a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament. The Mavericks fell on the road to the Susquehanna River Hawks, 89-82.

Coach Mike Blaine’s team was led by Mike Hollenbeck (34 points), Meghale Ford (19 points) and Johnathan Belton (17 points). Belton ends his Medaille career having scored 1,104 points, and as the program’s all-time leader in steals with 187.

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship-winning Mavericks finished up the season with a 21-7 record overall, and boast three All-Conference selections, the AMCC Coach of the Year (Blaine), as well as the AMCC Defensive Player and Player of the Year (Belton). The entire Medaille community congratulates coach Blaine and his team on a #freakinAMAZING season!

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