Wednesday's Men's Hoops Recap
Kevin Breslin, Washington College
Washington College 73, Ursinus
Senior guard Kevin Breslin (Hagerstown, MD/St. Maria Goretti) scored a career-high and game-best 36 points as visiting Washington College recorded a 73-66 road victory at Ursinus in Centennial Conference men's basketball action at Helfferich Hall on Wednesday night. The Shoremen improve to 12-6 overall and 8-3 in the conference, while the Bears drop to 7-11 and 6-5 respectively. The Shoremen also snap a 13-game losing streak at Ursinus as the team recorded its first win in Collegeville since February 22, 1999 when WC topped the Bears, 72-69, in a conference play-in game. Breslin's previous career-high was 33 points set earlier this season at Muhlenberg on December 3, 2011. Jon Ward had 19 points to lead the Bears, while Pat Vasturia added 10 points.
Franklin & Marshall 65, Johns Hopkins
Jon Salandra had a career-night with 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to a 65-40 victory over Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action. F&M improved to 17-1, 10-1 CC while the Blue Jays fell to 10-8, 6-5 CC. Salandra shot a near-perfect 12-for-13 from the floor to go over the 20-point plateau for the first time in his career. His double-double was also the first for Salandra as a Diplomat. The sophomore tied a career-high with three blocks and improved his conference-leading shooting percentage to 69% from the floor. Georgio Milligan finished with 13 points, shooting 6-for-6 from the stripe. Milligan has 1,664 career points and is five points shy from passing Terry Scott '88 for the third spot on the all-time F&M scoring list.
Dickinson 44, Gettysburg 38
The Dickinson College men's basketball team played at a deliberate and modest pace, matching the half-court style of visiting Gettysburg on Wednesday night. The game plan paid-off in the end as the Red Devils outscored the visitors, 24-17, in the second half en route to a 44-38 win at the Kline Center. Adam Honig finished with a game-high 17 points, hitting a trio of three-pointers and shooting 4-for-5 from the line. He dished out three assists and added a steal. Brendan The Devils turned in another strong defensive performance, holding the Bullets (8-10, 5-6) to single-digits in the scoring column. Trelease led the way with eight points while Benjamin Constable added seven points and six rebounds. The Devils held Gettysburg to just 16 percent shooting in the second half as the Bullets hit just 3-for-19 after the break.
McDaniel 58, Swarthmore 46
McDaniel used a late surge to turn a four-point advantage into double-digit victory, defeating Swarthmore 58-46 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Wednesday. Doug Macrone (Hatboro, Pa./Hun School of Princeton) led the Green Terror (7-11, 4-7 CC) to its third win in four games with 19 points – 16 of which came after halftime, shooting 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Tyler Rudd and Louis Sarris-Grau added 11 points apiece for the Green Terror. Jay Kober paced the Garnet (1-17, 1-10 CC) with 17 points.
Muhlenberg 79, Haverford
Haverford College fought back from an eight-point halftime deficit to pull even with host Muhlenberg College during second-half action of Wednesday night's Centennial Conference men's basketball contest, but the Mules pulled away over the final eight minutes to register a 79-69 win over the Fords. Ian Goldberg posted a team-high 19 points and added five assists, a steal and a pair of rebounds. Spencer Liddic's 27 points led the Mules on the night.