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MAHS grad Hughes picked as tournament MVP for Ursinus basketball team, sets career scoring high

Posted 11/12/19

Middletown Area High School graduate Ryan Hughes is having a big start to the season for the Ursinus College men’s basketball team.

Hughes, a sophomore, was named a team captain last week, …

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MAHS grad Hughes picked as tournament MVP for Ursinus basketball team, sets career scoring high

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Middletown Area High School graduate Ryan Hughes is having a big start to the season for the Ursinus College men’s basketball team.

Hughes, a sophomore, was named a team captain last week, then went out and started the season for the Bears by scoring a career high 25 points Friday … and then topping it with 28 just a day later.

In the first game of the Dutch Burch Tip-Off in Williamsport against St. Vincent, Hughes also led the team in rebounds with 7. He added 1 steal. The Bears won, 73-58.

The next day, he scored 28 as Ursinus defeated host Lycoming, 85-76, in the championship game. He had a team-high 8 rebounds along with 4 assists and 2 steals.

His efforts led to him being named to the all-tournament team and tournament MVP.

The 2017 MAHS grad averaged 21.6 points per game as a Raider senior and was named to the Class 4A Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball second team. He closed out his scholastic career with 1,838 total points, according to statistics from MAHS, second on its all-time scoring list.

The Bears’ next game is at 5 p.m. Friday vs. Randolph-Macon in the Messiah Tip-Off Tournament in Mechanicsburg.