Merlo named Player of the Week

Andrew Merlo (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Andrew Merlo (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Andrew Merlo (Rehoboth, Del./Cape Henlopen), a junior on the McDaniel men's basketball team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) Co-Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 9-15.

Merlo led the Green Terror (5-3, 2-2 CC) to a 79-73 victory over Lebanon Valley on Sunday. The guard poured in a career high-tying 27 points, hitting seven of his 11 attempts from the floor. He went 6-for-9 from behind the arc, matching his career best for 3-pointers made. He also went 7-for-8 from the charity stripe.

For the season, Merlo is fourth on the team in scoring with 51 points while his nine 3-pointers ranks second. He also has eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in six games this season.

McDaniel returns to action against Misericordia at the Louis Fleming Basinger Memorial Tournament hosted by Lycoming on Monday, Dec. 30. Game time is 8 p.m.