When teams adopt the old ‘one game at a time’ mentality, the forest can sometimes become lost in the trees. Breaks allow them to take a step back and take stock of the big picture.
To this point, the 2010-11 season can only be characterized as a success for the Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball squad.
Currently in the midst of a ten-day hiatus, LVC boasts an 8-4 overall mark. The Flying Dutchmen, who are 0-2 in the Commonwealth Conference, lost one top player from a club that went 11-14 last year.
But it may be that the break was in some ways an ill-timed one for LVC, in light of the three-game winning streak it is currently riding. Lebanon Valley ended the 2010 portion of its campaign with back-to-back victories at the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.
On Tuesday, the Flying Dutchmen edged Babson College 73-72. Then the following evening, Lebanon Valley waxed Dennison College 73-65 behind a career-high 33 points from junior guard Joe Meehan.
Meehan leads Lebanon Valley in scoring with a 19.0 point-per-game clip and has averaged almost six ‘dimes’ per outing. Lebanon High product and senior guard Anthony Trautman has posted 16.7 points per game for LVC and has made a remarkable 50 percent of his three-point field goal attempts.