Dingle dazzles, collects Ivy and Big 5 Player of the Week awards

The third-year guard led the Red & Blue to four straight victories and has scored at least 20 points in each of Penn’s last six games, the longest streak by a Quaker in 44 years.

Dingle goes up for the tough shot against Delaware.
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Dazzling play from third-year guard Jordan Dingle of the men’s basketball team has merited Player of the Week awards from the Ivy League and Big 5.

Dingle, from Valley Stream, New York, averaged 22.5 points in Penn’s four consecutive wins, including the inaugural Cathedral Classic at the Palestra.

Against Lafayette on Nov. 22, he scored a game-high 22 points in the Red & Blue’s 74-68 overtime victory, including seven of the Quakers’ 13 points in overtime. In 34 minutes of play, he shot 6-18 from the field, 2-8 from the three-point line, and made all eight of his free throws. He also added four rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Three days later, in the first game of the Cathedral Classic, he scored a game-high 20 points, including the 1,000th point of his Penn career, in the Red & Blue’s 75-55 thrashing of Hartford. Playing only 18 minutes, he shot 6-11 from the field, 4-6 from behind the arc, and 4-5 from the charity stripe.

Dingle drives to the basket against Hartford.
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Penn played Colgate on Saturday and Dingle dropped 26 points in the Quakers’ 81-69 victory. He played 35 minutes and was 10-16 from the field, 3-7 from deep, and 3-4 from the foul line. He also had three rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

In the battle between the first and second states, Penn took on Delaware on Sunday and won 86-73. Dingle had 22 points, four rebounds, four assists, one block, and one steal. Playing 38 minutes, he shot 7-16 from the field, 4-8 from the three-point line, and 4-4 from the foul line.

Dingle has scored at least 20 points in each of the Red & Blue’s last six games, the longest streak by a Quaker in 44 years. He is also the fourth-fastest player in school history to score 1,000 points, accomplishing the feat in 57 games, which trails only Ernie Beck and Keven McDonald (50 games) and Stan Pawlak (52 games).

The Quakers take on Big 5 foes over the next two weeks. They face Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 p.m. at the Palestra; La Salle on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Palestra; Villanova on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Villanova; and Temple on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Palestra.