Junior guard Ethan Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights) found his shooting range to spark The University of Scranton men's basketball team to a rout of Catholic on Saturday in the Long Center. As a result, Danzig has been named the University's Athlete of the Week.
Danzig made six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points as the Royals rolled to a 92-71 victory over the first-place Cardinals. He hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 6-for-8 from the game, marking the fifth time this season and 10th in his career that he made at least five 3-pointers.
The key stretch in the game came late in the first half when Danzig scored 11 straight points for the Royals. He drilled his second 3-pointer of the game at the 5:02 mark for a 40-23 lead. He followed that with a pair of 3-pointers and two more free throws, personally outscoring Catholic, 11-5, over a span of 2:36.
Danzig also had four rebounds, two assists and a steal in his 31 minutes while finishing 9-for-12 from the field in the victory.
Earlier in the week, Danzig had a pair of 3-pointers and pulled down three rebounds in a 78-64 loss to Moravian on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
This marks the third time in his career Danzig has been named the University's Athlete of the Week. On the season, he is averaging 11.9 points while shooting 42.2 percent from 3-point range.
Danzig and the Royals will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 25, when they travel to Madison, N.J. to take on Drew in a Landmark Conference game at 7 p.m.