March 17 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College men’s basketball standout, junior Delonte’ Joyce (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), was named to the D3hoops.com 2014 Men's All-Great Lakes Region Second Team on Monday afternoon.
Joyce, who was also a First-Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honoree, had a breakout year for the Bison en route to earning his first all-conference selection. After averaging 1.2 points per game last season, Joyce made his mark, ranking first on the team and fifth in the PAC in points per contest (16.8). He improved his scoring output against conference opponents, scoring at a 17.1 point per game clip.
Over the course of the 2013-14 campaign, Joyce notched double figure scoring outputs in all but two of his games, scoring lower than nine points just once. He scored 20+ points eight times on the year, and eclipsed the 30-point plateau twice, the only player in the conference to accomplish that feat. His season-best performance came on the road at Saint Vincent College, when he dropped a career-high 31 points as the Bison defeated the Bearcats 85-65.
Following the 31-point performance against the Bearcats, Joyce was named the PAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and was also named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week.
Along with his tremendous performance on the offensive end, Joyce was also stellar defensively. The junior guard ranked second in the conference and third in all of Division-III in steals per contest (3.2) over the course of the regular season. He tallied at least three pilfers in 15 of the team’s 26 games this year, including a career-best 10 against Case Western Reserve on Dec. 30.
The Bison finished the 2013-14 campaign with a record of 21-6, capturing their third consecutive 20-win season and a regular season PAC Championship. The appearance in the ECAC Southwest semifinal also marked the 10th-straight postseason appearance for the program, and the fifth under fifth-year head coach Andrew Sachs.