Saturday's Men's Hoops Recap
Jon Ward, Ursinus
Franklin & Marshall 70, McDaniel 46
Matt Porter scored a game-high 15 points to lead No. 13 Franklin & Marshall to a 70-46 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The victory completes the season sweep over the Green Terror and marks the first time in five years the Diplomats have left Westminster with a victory. F&M improved to 16-1, 9-1 CC, while McDaniel fell to 5-11, 2-7 CC. Cullen Murray-Kemp was the only Green Terror to finish in double-figures with 13 points.
Washington College 86, Muhlenberg 78
Senior guard Kevin Breslin (Hagerstown, MD/St. Maria Goretti) had a team-best 22 points as host Washington College downed visiting Muhlenberg, 86-78, on Saturday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference men's basketball action. The Shoremen improve to 11-6 overall and 7-3 in conference action, while the Mules drop to 10-6 and 4-6 respectively. Currently, the Shoremen stand alone in second place in the conference standings. This is the first time the Shoremen have swept the regular-season series from the Mules as the two sides have played twice during the regular season each year since the 1993-94 campaign. Spencer Liddic had 21 points and a game-best 11 rebounds to tally a double-double for the Mules.
Dickinson 76, Johns Hopkins 59
Visiting Dickinson connected on 22 of 28 free throws and shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and the Red Devils beat Johns Hopkins, 76-59, in Centennial Conference men's basketball action. The Blue Jays fall to 10-6 overall and 6-3 in the conference, while the Red Devils improve to 8-9 and 5-5 in the conference. George Bugarinovic led three Blue Jays in double-digits with 12 points and two blocks. Gerry Wixted paced the Red Devils with a game-high 19 points and 12 boards.
Ursinus 75, Swarthmore 72
Ursinus junior forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) made a three-point play with just two minutes to play in the second half to help push Ursinus (7-10, 6-4 Centennial) to a 75-72 win over Swarthmore (1-16, 1-9 Centennial) Saturday afternoon at Tarble Pavilion. Ward finished the game with 21 points, while sophomore guard Jesse Krasna (Fairless Hills, Pa./Pennsbury) and junior forward Kevin Janowski (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) each added in 12 points. Swarthmore got 17 points from Will Gates, with Jay Kober scoring 13.
Gettysburg 65, Haverford 54
Gettysburg out-rebounded Haverford 41-18, and the Bullets defeated the Fords 65-54 in Centennial Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon in Gooding Arena. Junior center Benjamin Constable posted 18 points, including 16 in the first half and 12 in the final 7:49 of the opening period, while pulling down six rebounds for the Bullets (8-9, 5-5 CC). Senior guard Brendan Trelease scored all 17 of his points in the second half and helped ice the victory by going 6 for 6 at the foul line in the final 42 seconds. Junior guard Derek Brooks added a season-high nine points for Gettysburg while sophomore forward Connor Poston contributed with career-highs of six points and a game-high eight rebounds. Ian Goldberg scored a game-high 19 points and dished out six assists for Haverford (6-11, 4-6 CC) while Cam Baker (13) and Louis Cipriano (10) also scored in double figures.