Tuesday's Men's Hoop Recap
Cabrini 77, Haverford 65
Brett Cohen and Cam Baker each scored over 20 points and the visiting Haverford College men's basketball team owned a six-point halftime lead over 14th-ranked Cabrini College, but the host Cavaliers rallied in the second half to steal a non-conference victory, 77-65, from the unranked Fords in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night. Baker scored 24 and Cohen 20 for Haverford (0-1) while Cabrini's Cory Lemons led all scorers with 27 points.
St. Mary's 78, Washington College 74
Deon Queen scored 16 points to lead the 15th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team to a 78-74 win over host Washington College in the first round of the Pride of Maryland Championship tonight in Cain Athletic Center. The game was the season opener for both teams. Sal Schittino paced the Shoremen with 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the field, including 3-of-5 shooting from long range, and 2-of-2 shooting at the charity stripe. Olsen added a career-best 16 points to go along with three steals, while freshman forward Mark Henry (Spring City, PA/Owen J. Roberts) poured in 14 points and hauled down eight rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
Johns Hopkins 53, Goucher 49
Sophomore Daniel Corbett sank four triples in the second half en route to a career-high 17 points as Johns Hopkins beat host Goucher, 53-49, in the opening round of the 2011 Pride of Maryland Tournament. The win was the 400th at Hopkins for head coach Bill Nelson, the winningest coach in school history. The Blue Jays open the season with a win for the 20th time under Nelson, who is in his 26th season.
Washington and Lee 69, Dickinson 67
The Dickinson College men's basketball team had an exciting home and season opener. The Devils rallied from 23 points down, but came up just short against Washington & Lee, falling 69-67, on Tuesday night. First-year Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J./Lawrenceville School) finished with a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds, shooting 9-of-11 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the line. Adam Honig finished with 21 points, four assists and two steals. He hit 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line.
Alvernia 59, Gettysburg 56 (OT)
Junior forward Alex Zurn scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but Alvernia University erased a nine-point second-half deficit and defeated the Bullets 59-56 in overtime in non-conference men's basketball action Tuesday evening in Bream Gymnasium and the season opener for both teams. Freshman guard Lamont Clark hit a baseline jumper with 15 seconds left to force the extra session for the Crusaders, the defending Commonwealth Conference champions, before senior guard Stefan Thompson drained a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 44 seconds remaining in overtime to give Alvernia the lead for good.
Marymount 65, Ursinus 58
Trailing by 11, the Ursinus College men's basketball team rallied in the second half to take a short lead but host Marymount (Va.) scored 11 straight points in a 1:38 span to hold on 65-58 over the Bears Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Ursinus was led by junior forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) who had a game-high 21 points with junior Pat Vasturia (Medford, N.J./Bishop Eustace) had a career-high 18 points on the night. Sophomore point guard Jesse Krasna (Fairless Hills, Pa./Pennsbury) had six points and a team-high seven rebounds. Marymount was led by freshman guard Jesse Konadu who had 20 points with sophomore forward Reed Scott going for 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Frostburg 76, McDaniel 48
Frostburg scored the game's first 23 of the game's first 25 points and never looked back en route to a 76-48 non-conference men's basketball victory over McDaniel in the season opener for both teams and the first round of the 2011 Pride of Maryland Tournament on Tuesday. Devon Lesniak (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) netted 12 points to lead the Green Terror (0-1), who fell to the consolation bracket in the tournament for the fourth straight year.
Widener 82, Swarthmore 56
Homestanding Widener used a commanding run to close out the first half and never looked back, blitzing the Swarthmore College men's basketball team (0-1) by the score of 82-56 on Tuesday evening in the season opener for both teams. Junior Will Gates led all scorers with 24 points, 22 of which came in the second half. Sophomore Jay Kober finished with 12 points while sophomore Joe Keedy added eight points. Gates, Keedy and junior Matt Turner all finished with six rebounds. Perry Wright (19), Brian Smith (15), Jack Brennan (14) all scored in double figures for the Pride (1-0). The major difference in the game was the Pride's pressure defense, which forced 33 Garnet turnovers.
Muhlenberg 74, Moravian 73
Before he had played his first game Malique Killing earned the nickname "Superman," from his teammates on the Muhlenberg men's basketball team. And in his collegiate debut, Killing showed why he's earned that moniker as he scored the final eight points,including a driving layup between a pair of defenders with 2.1 seconds remaining, to give the Mules a dramatic 74-73 come-from-behind victory over Moravian.