2016-17 Men's Basketball Season in review

JC ended the season 13-13 overall and 5-9 in the Landmark Conference

Class of 2017

Braden Becker | Dennis Fisher | Trevor Clune

Seth Brewer finished the regular season with 102 assists, landing second in the conference.
Marcus Lee finished third in the conference with his 57.9 field goal percentage during the regular season.

En route to leading the Eagles in points and rebounds per game, Lee became the 17th man in JC men's basketball to hit the 1,000 point milestone.

Brandon Martinazzi was second on the team with 11.5 points per game.
Damon Rickens recorded 4.8 rebounds per game, second for the Eagles in rebounds. He also averaged 9.7 points per game.

Multiple Eagles marked notable career highs...

Rickens notched 22 points vs. Bethany (Nov. 19) and later tied it at E-Town (Jan. 25).

First career double-double vs. E-town, Feb. 8.

Brewer scored 16 points vs. Lancaster Bible, Jan. 3.

Becker tallied 10 points vs. Lancaster Bible, Jan. 3.

Plays of the Month

JC's Big Wins

Juniata earned its first road win at Catholic in eight years on Jan. 28 with a 81-71 victory. Brewer, Lee, Martinazzi, Paul Martello and Rickens tallied double-digits at the rim.
"A trey by Clune started an 8-0 run by the Eagles to give them back the lead, 44-40, at 13:55 [in the game]. A traditional three-point play from Jay Howard coupled with a three and a pair of free throws from Jimmy Golaszewski put Catholic back on top by four points with 10:31 to play. Juniata then went on a game-changing run as it outscored Catholic 21-7 to jump ahead 67-55 with 3:21 remaining. Prior to Jay Howard's jumper at 3:35, the Cards were 0-3 during that stretch. Catholic would never pose a threat again as the Eagles were able to secure the victory."

Juniata wrapped up the season with two wins.

Against Goucher, Lee led the Eagles with 24 points, tying his career high, and seven rebounds. The Gophers had two chances to cut the Juniata lead to one point but missed on its three-point attempts both times. The score remained 65-52 until Martinazzi sank two free throws with six ticks left to ice the game and secure the 58-52 win for the Eagles.

"We defended and rebounded and got key stops and that's the difference," said coach Greg Curley.

All but one starter reached double digits in scoring in the 71-67 victory at Drew. Lee and Brewer both had 13 points to lead the Eagles. Clune scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Martello, making his second career start, ended with 11 points, four rebounds, four steals, and one assist. Rickens pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
The men were selected to compete in the ECAC Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Eagles fell in round one to Westminster 71-57. Lee led the team with 22 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Trevor Clune added 10 points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists, and two blocked shots in his final game in an Eagle uniform.

Postseason Awards

Lee was named to the Landmark's First Team after his impressive junior season.
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