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McFarland continues to sizzle in sophomore season at Bentley

Former Windjammer breaks 46-year record in recent weeks
By Staff | Feb 11, 2014

Waltham, Mass. — Former Camden Hills Regional High School standout hoop star Tyler McFarland continues to impress on the hardwood at the collegiate level in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Recently, the Falcons were 14-7 on the year and are led by many players, most notably McFarland, who has averaged 19.3 points through 21 contests, good enough for fifth overall in the conference.

McFarland, who has started all 21 games this season, leads the team in rebounds per game at 7.3 caroms and blocked shots with 0.8, tied for fifth in assists with 1.4 and tied for third in steals with one. He also is second on the team in minutes played per game (33.1), third in field-goal percentage (54.5) and third in 3-point shooting percentage (46.4), the latter of which is among tops in the conference (he leads in this percentage among active players).

He also has won the NE-10 player of the week award twice this season and won it five times last year, along with being named to Northeast-10 Conference's all-rookie team.

Earlier in the season, McFarland broke a single-game school record by converting 12-of-12 field goal en route to a 32-point performance in a win over American International College Jan. 18. Four of those baskets were 3-pointers and he also was 4-of-4 from the foul line. The previous field goal record was set by Bob Martin in 1968.

The Falcons have several regular season-games remaining before the playoffs. The regular season concludes on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at home against Franklin Pierce University.

McFarland, a 2011 Camden Hills graduate, is a former Mr. Maine Basketball who led the Windjammers to two state Class B titles and three straight state title games. He also was named Maine's Gatorade Player of the Year.

McFarland attended Cushing Academy of Ashburnham, Mass., a college prep school, after high school and prior to enrolling at Bentley.

The Northeast-10 Conference features schools from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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