Hawkins Tallies Career-High Four Steals
CARLISLE, PA – Host Dickinson got a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds from Gerry Wixted as Dickinson recorded a 76-41 over visiting Washington College in Centennial Conference men's basketball action on Thursday evening at the Kline Center. The Red Devils improve to 6-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference, while the Shoremen drop to 8-6 and 4-3 respectively.
Dickinson jumped out to a 9-6 lead on a breakaway slam dunk by Tucker Landy with 12:34 to go in the first half, but Washington answered with an 8-2 run to take a 14-11 lead with 11:10 remaining in the half on a three-pointer by junior forward Charlie McShane (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford). However, the Red Devils countered with a 16-2 run to grab a 27-16 lead with 2:57 left in the first on two Landy free throws. After WC cut it to 27-19 on a layup by sophomore forward Kevin Cunningham (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) with 1:46 left in the half, Dickinson scored six of the final seven points of the first to take a 34-20 lead into halftime. An Adam Honig jumper with three seconds left closed out the scoring in the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, Dickinson scored 19 of the first 22 points to take a 52-23 lead with 12:52 left in the game on two Wixted free throws. The Red Devils would lead by as many as 38 points at 72-34 on a Douglas Jakiela layup with 3:08 remaining.
Honig added 12 points and tied for the game-high in steals with four for the Red Devils and Landy scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Saar Ziv added three steals for the hosts. Dickinson held a 49-36 edge in rebounds.
WC junior forward Tony Hawkins (Mt. Ephraim, NJ/Haddon Township) had four steals to set a career-best and tie for tops in the game. Cunningham and freshman guard John Weston (Atlanta, GA/Bolles School (FL) both scored five points each to lead the guests.
Dickinson shot 51% from the floor, 20% from three-point range and 70% (26-for-37) from the free throw line, while Washington shot 24% from the floor, 17% from behind the arc and 38% (6-for-16) from the charity stripe.
The Shoremen return to action on Saturday afternoon with a 4:00 p.m. game at Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference action.