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ALUMNI REPORT: Rodway, Basalyga part of playoff teams as juniors

Alec Rodway proved to be an efficient ballhandler for Misericordia University’s national tournament-qualifying men’s basketball team during the 2017-18 season.

The JB Hoops alum led the Middle Atlantic Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.9, including 2.1 in conference play. He had shared the conference lead in the category in 2016-17.

Rodway, a 5-foot-10 junior guard from Valley View, played in 26 games, starting all but one of them. He averaged 3.5 points while ranking second on the team in both assists (3.2) and steals (1.5) and hitting better than 40 percent from 3-point range.

Misericordia went 10-4 in the MAC Freedom and 17-11 overall. Rodway had a team-high five assists when the Cougars lost, 91-61, to Wittenberg in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tournament.

Clay Basalyga is another JB Hoops alum who recently completed his junior season competing in the MAC Freedom.

Basalyga, a 6-3 guard from Abington Heights, scored 18 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, dished out 2 assists and made 4 steals while appearing in 20 games and averaging 5.3 minutes.

During his career at Wilkes, Basalyga has appeared in 71 games, making 20 starts.

The Colonels went 19-9 overall this season and advanced to the second round of the ECAC Tournament after getting knocked out of the MAC Freedom playoffs by Misericordia.


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