Mount's Phelan, McGuthrie, Inge gain NEC honors

February 28, 1996|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN STAFF

EMMITSBURG -- When a team wins, individual awards usually follow closely behind.

Such was the case with Mount St. Mary's yesterday when Jim Phelan was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, Chris McGuthrie the Player of the Year and Riley Inge to the all-conference first team.

McGuthrie, 5 feet 9, was named Newcomer of the Year after his 1993 freshman season, made the all-league second team as a sophomore and the first team as a junior.

"I've always had a scorer's mentality, even in high school," said McGuthrie (22.8 points, 3.1 assists, 1.7 turnovers). With 2,243 career points, he is No. 2 in the NCAA among active players behind Vermont's Eddie Benton. "Sometimes, I'm scoring when no one else is."

Inge, McGuthrie's close friend, moved up from the second team. The 6-3 point guard is averaging 16.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.7 steals.

Phelan was the NEC's co-Coach of the Year three years ago with Rider's Kevin Bannon. This is his first outright honor.

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