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Basketball player, Felix, continues to break records


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Melvin Felix ’11 scored his 1,052th career point on Saturday, putting him in the Top-5 in ODAC scoring.  He is also 28th on the all-time scoring list for Roanoke College’s Men’s Basketball.

Felix is also 11th at RC for three-pointers with 95 for his career and is only four steals short before he reaches 100.

The Maroons lost to Eastern Mennonite this weekend, but Felix scored 23 points.

Matt Crizer ’11 put 24 points on the board and notched his season-best.  Corey Poindexter ’11 scored a season-best 14 points as well.

“We had a tough year last year so I put it on myself to have a good year,” Felix said.

Felix has been setting records since his freshman year, where he played in all 27 games and scored the most points (236) for a freshman in over 20 years. He continued to be a lead-scorer his next two years. Last year he was ranked fourth in the ODAC for free-throws and scored over 20 points on three occasions before ending his season early with an ankle injury.

In a riveting game against Guilford on Wednesday night, the Maroons fell 72-70 in overtime. With just six minutes remaining in regulation Guilford led by 17. Crizer shot a three-pointer, tying the game at 64-all.

Logan Singleton ’12 finished a great game with a career-high of 26 points, nine of those shot behind the arc.  He took six rebounds to add to his impressive show.

Jack Hamilton ’14 notched two career-highs with 15 points and nine boards.  Crizer finished the night with 10 points, scoring two three-pointers and four rebounds.

Guard Ethan Humphries ’14 contributed six assists, a career-high and held off Guilford’s leading scorer Josh Pittman to just seven points.

The Maroons took a fast lead in overtime, but fell by just two points granting Guilford the conference win.  Roanoke drops to eighth in the ODAC with a record of 4-7 and 8-11 overall. Guilford holds strong to their fourth place standing.

Head Coach Page Moir has had a great season as well, becoming winningest coach in the ODAC.

“It feels good to be a part of his success,” Felix said. “It’s something he’ll remember.”

As Felix prepares for graduation, he plans on graduate school, either here in the US or back home in Puerto Rico. Before he goes, Felix has a few more things to accomplish.

“I want to finish this season with a winning record,” Felix said. “We had a rough year last year but to finish out with a winning record, we have a chance.”