Stevenson sits 3-4 overall following a five-point setback at Sarah Lawrence. Sophomore Norman Hughes leads the Mustangs in scoring at 13.7 points per game. Mark Terrell is shooting 55% from the floor and recording 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Jaylin Johnson is adding 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per outing.
Messiah, which was picked second in the MAC Commonwealth preseason coaches poll, is off to a 4-1 start and is coming off a 72-61 win over Penn State Harrisburg last Tuesday. Colin Sareyka leads the Falcons and ranks third in the conference in scoring at 22.0 points per game. EJ Porter is scoring at a 15.2 ppg clip, while Josh Darville is averaging a double-double (12.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg).
Lycoming, selected ninth in the MAC Commonwealth preseason poll, has won four straight and is 5-1 overall heading into its MAC Commonwealth opener at Alvernia Wednesday. Five players are averaging double figures for the Warriors, led by Darius Dangerfield's 15.3 ppg. Darson Harward is recording 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and also has 18 blocked shots. Lycoming is averaging 81.3 points per game.
SERIES VS. MESSIAH
Stevenson swept the season series with the Falcons last season, winning 80-66 at home and 86-84 in overtime at Messiah for its first win in Grantham since the 2015-16 campaign. The Mustangs are 9-5 against Messiah since joining the MAC Commonwealth in 2012-13.
SERIES VS. LYCOMING
Stevenson swept the Warriors in 2018-19, prevailing 100-92 in overtime at Owings Mills Gymnasium and 81-57 on the road. The Mustangs have won three straight against Lycoming, downing the No. 16 Warriors 81-78 in the 2017-18 home finale.