It wasn’t the easiest win in Lycoming College men’s basketball coach Guy Rancourt’s 13 years as a head coach. But it was his 200th and the ninth straight for Lycoming, as it survived a late rally by Delaware Valley to take a 65-63 win in the Louis Fleming Basinger Memorial Tournament championship game on Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, in Lamade Gym.
Rancourt, who won 55 games in four years at John Jay College before coming to Lycoming, where he has won 145 in nine years, has guided the Warriors to a 12-1 start this season. He has also taken the Warriors to the NCAA Tournament twice, one MAC Commonwealth title, four MAC Commonwealth title games, earned two Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year honors and one D3Hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Coach of the Year award. Along the way, he has coached 13 players to All-MAC Commonwealth honors and two to the league’s Rookie of the Year award.
The Warriors get back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 4, when they host Lebanon Valley in a MAC Commonwealth game at 8 p.m. in Lamade Gym.