Pairings Set for Tournament
Georgio Milligan, Franklin & Marshall
Franklin & Marshall 63, Dickinson
Georgio Milligan scored a game-high 26 points to lead No. 13 Franklin & Marshall to a 63-53 victory over Dickinson in the regular season finale. Milligan entered the game 15 points shy of James McNally's school record of 1,796 points and finished the game F&M's all-time leading scorer with 1,807 points. McNally '11 broke Donnie Marsh's 32-year record last season against Dickinson. Marsh '79 tallied 1,695 points over 110 games during his four years in Lancaster. The Diplomats will host the Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament for the fourth-straight year on Friday and Saturday. F&M will play the winner of Johns Hopkins and Washington on Friday evening. The Blue Jays and Shoremen will play in the first-round game on Wednesday in Baltimore at 7:00 p.m. Gerry Wixted scored a game-high 18 points for Dickinson.
Muhlenberg 77, Ursinus 71
The last game of the regular season for the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team featured more Spen-sanity. Senior Spencer Liddic’s scoring, rebounding, passing and hustle paced the Mules to a 77-71 win at Ursinus – their seventh victory in eight games. The win gave the Mules a first-round playoff bye and, combined with Dickinson’s 63-53 loss to Franklin & Marshall, the second seed in the playoffs. Muhlenberg (17-8, 11-7) will travel to Franklin & Marshall to face Dickinson in a semifinal game on Friday. A loss would have dropped the Mules to the fourth seed and forced them to play a first-round game on Wednesday. Liddic finished with 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for his Centennial Conference-record 44th career double-double. Malique Killing added a game-high 27 points to break the school freshman scoring record as Muhlenberg came back from a five-point halftime deficit. Jesse Krasna led the Bears with 14 points and eight boards.
Johns Hopkins 71, Washington College
Freshman George Bugarinovic scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Johns Hopkins to a 71-67 win over host Washington College in what turned out to be a prelude of the Centennial Conference Tournament First Round game. The Blue Jays earn their fifth win in the last six outings to improve to 15-10 overall and finish in the conference slate at 11-7. The Shoremen meanwhile, lose their sixth straight to fall to 13-12 on the season and finish out the conference at 9-9. Bugarinovic finished with his fourth double-double of the season as he punched up 18 points and grabbed a game and career-high 13 rebounds, including eight offensive boards. Tim McCarty just missed on a double-double, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds while also swiping two steals. Kevin Breslin poured in a game-high 21 points for the Shoremen, with 17 of those coming in the second half.
McDaniel 51, Gettysburg 49
A late 7-0 McDaniel run turned a three-point deficit into a 51-49 Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball victory over Gettysburg on Saturday. Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) capped his career for the Green Terror (9-16, 6-12 CC) with 15 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots. His two blocks gave him exactly 100 for his career, making him the third player in program to reach the century mark. Christian Bors led the Bullets (11-14, 8-10 CC) with game highs of 19 points and eight rebounds.
Swarthmore 91, Haverford 80
For seniors Michael Giannangeli and Marc Rogalski, it doesn't get much better than beating your arch-rival for the first time on Senior Day. Giannangeli scored a career-high 19 points, Rogalski recorded his second career double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), junior Will Gates finished with a team-high 20 points and sophomore Davis Ancona netted a career-high 19 points to help the Swarthmore College men's basketball team defeat rival Haverford 91-80 on Saturday afternoon from Tarble Pavilion. While the spotlight was deservedly on Giannangeli and Rogalski, sophomore Davis Ancona stole the show with his career day. Ancona finished with career highs in points (19), blocks (6) and rebounds (8) while bringing down the house with two monster dunks, one of which sealed the game for the Garnet in the final minutes. For Haverford, senior Ian Goldberg scored a game-high 30 points, including the 1,000th of his career. Junior Cam Baker finished with 20 points, also recording the 1,000th point of his career in the first half.