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Phifer, Bajgora, Bonnaure on AMCC All-Conference Team

Phifer, Bajgora, Bonnaure on AMCC All-Conference Team

The La Roche Men's Basketball team was rewarded for their (20-8) season and run to the AMCC Championship game today with three players nominated to the AMCC All Conference Team ,  Arnes Bajgora (2nd Team), Rayquan Phifer (2nd Team), and Evan Bonnaure (3rd Team).

Junior Arnes Bajgora (Baldwin, HS) continued to be one of the elite post players within the AMCC. Bajorga finished fifth in the AMCC in field goal percentage (54.2%) while scoring 12.2 ppg and adding 6.1 rpg, he was also tenth in the conference in offensive rebounds (39). Bajgora adds this recognition to his 2015-2016 Second Team All-Conference nomination as well as his 2014-2015 AMCC Newcomer of the Year award.  His high total in points for the year came on December 10th at Hilbert in an overtime win for the Redhawks (23) and followed it up with his high rebound effort December 17th in a home win vs Medaille (13).  Bajgora also became the fourteenth  member of the Men's Basketball 1,000 point scorers this season.

Sophomore Rayquan Phifer (Struthers, HS) asserted himself as one of the most athletic wings in the AMCC. Phifer led the Redhawks in points per game (13.7) total steals (52) was third in rebounds per game at (5.4). He also led the Redhawks with five total games scoring over twenty points with a personal high (26) January 18th in a close road loss at Penn State Behrend.  Phifer will look to build on this recognition as he becomes one of the leaders of the program over his final two seasons.

Senior Evan Bonnaure (South Fayette, HS)  led the Redhawks to the programs most wins in five seasons. He and his fellow captain Andy Abreu took on a leadership role of a team that hopes to build off this seasons success. Bonnaure was fifth in the AMCC in three point percentage (45%) and fourth in free throw percentage (85%). While known as a shooter throughout the league, Bonnaure and his total assists (55) led the unselfish Redhawks and was eighth in the AMCC. Bonnaure had a personal high (21) in a tough January 21 loss at Bradford.