Wednesday's Men's Hoops Recap
Chris Olsen, Washington College
Franklin & Marshall 61, Gettysburg
Hayk Gyokchyan picked up his third double-double of the year with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 11 Franklin & Marshall to a 61-47 win over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action. The Diplomats improved to 8-0, 4-0 CC while the Bullets fell to 4-4, 2-2. The win is the sixth straight for F&M over Gettysburg. Alex Zurn led the way for the Bullets with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting.
Ursinus 77, Haverford 58
Ursinus College junior forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) scored a game-high 22 points, including the 1,000th point of his career, as the Bears (2-7, 1-3 Centennial) snapped a five-game skid with a 77-58 win over Haverford (2-6, 1-3 Centennial) Wednesday night in men's basketball play. Sophomore point guard Jesse Krasna (Fairless Hills, Pa./Pennsbury) had 15 points while freshman guard Phil Walker (Sickerville, N.J./Solebury Prep) scored 10. Haverford was led by Brett Cohen and Ian Goldberg's 14 points, with Bo Friddell scoring 11.
Washington College 78, Swarthmore
Senior forward Chris Olsen (Ellicott City, MD/Mount St. Joseph) scored a career-high and game-best 20 points as host Washington College topped visiting Swarthmore, 78-68, in Centennial Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shoremen improve to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference play, while the Garnet drop to 1-7 and 1-3 respectively. Olsen had his career-high 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the floor and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Four other WC players joined Olsen in double figures in points. Will Gates had 17 points to lead Swarthmore, but had just three points after halftime.
Muhlenberg 84, Dickinson
In its last game before final exams, the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team faced a tough test against defending Centennial Conference runner-up Dickinson. But the Mules treated it more like a group project, as they dished out a season-high 21 assists on 28 buckets and had six players score at least eight points en route to an 84-65 win over the Red Devils. The Mules’ 84 points were 15 more than Dickinson (4-4, 2-2) had given up in any game this season. They shot 52.8 percent from the field against a Red Devil defense that entered the game holding opponents to just 37.7 percent.