Lyndon to face Brown, Middlebury on the road this weekend

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. - The Fall 2010 semester was unkind to a young Lyndon men's basketball team as it continued to search for a winning combination and some much-need experience. But despite their 1-8 record, the Hornets remain upbeat and eager as they head into arguably the toughest road contests of the current campaign.

Lyndon will face Brown University, a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League, at 4 p.m Saturday in Providence, R.I. before venturing to Middlebury, Vt. on Sunday afternoon to take on Middlebury College, who is currently ranked sixth nationally in the latest NCAA Division III national poll, at 4 p.m.

Freshman guard Phil Warrick (Springfield, Mass.) leads the team in scoring with a points-per-game average of 17.7 and is also tops on the team in steals with a total of 18. Sophomore forward Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) leads the team in rebounding (6.3 ) and blocked shots (12) while junior point guard Jose Fortunato (Boston, Mass.) has a team-leading 35 assists and 18 steals to go with a shooting percentages of  .500 and .429 from the field and beyond the three-point arc, respectively. Freshman guard Rob Alers (Central Falls, R.I.) in the leading free throw shooter on the squad, connecting on .846 of his attempts.

This weekend's matches will conclude the non-conference portion of the Hornets' 2010-11 schedule. They will begin North Atlantic Conference play on Friday, Jan. 14 when they travel to Bangor, Maine to battle Husson University at 8 p.m. Lyndon's first home conference matchup will be held on Friday, Jan. 21 when it hosts Thomas College at 8 p.m.