Red Devils Rally Past Shoremen, 76-67
Knox Notches First Collegiate Double-Double
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Visiting Dickinson rallied from a from a 44-37 halftime deficit to record a 76-67 victory over host Washington College on Tuesday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference men's basketball action. The Red Devils improve to 10-4 overall and 5-2 in the conference, while the Shoremen drop to 0-14 and 0-7 respectively.
In the first half, Dickinson raced out to a 20-10 lead just 5:57 into the ballgame on a Tucker Landy layup. However, Washington would counter with 12 straight points to grab its first lead of the game at 22-20 with 8:52 remaining in the first on two free throws by freshman forward Dave Knox (Warrington, PA/Central Bucks South). The Shoremen led 32-31 following a three-pointer by Dickinson's Logan Furr with 3:57 left in the half, then proceeded to go on a 13-6 half closing run to take a 44-37 lead into the locker room. The Shoremen took their biggest lead of the game with 1:29 remaining in the half on a trifecta by sophomore guard Stephen Poarch (Middletown, DE/Sanford School).
The Red Devils came out strong out of the gate in the second half by scoring the first eight points of the second to take a 45-44 lead on a Landy lay-in with 17:54 remaining in the game. The game was tied at 54-54 with 10:15 remaining in the contest after a three-pointer by senior forward Charlie McShane (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) when Dickinson took control of the game with a 16-2 run to take a 70-56 lead with 4:18 to go on a pair of Landy free throws. Landy began the run on a jumper with 9:55 to go in game on a jumper. The closest Washington would get the rest of the way was eight points at 70-62 with 3:27 to go on a McShane triple.
Landy led all players with 21 points, while Adam Honig added 20 points for the Red Devils. Honig handed out five assists to lead all players to go along with three steals to tie for tops in the in game, while Gerry Wixted grabbed eight rebounds to lead the team. Chris Barsanti blocked two shots for tops in the contest. The Red Devils shot 57% (26-for-46) from the floor, 42% (8-for-19) from three-point range and 73% (16-for-22) from the foul line. Dickinson held a 31-27 edge on the boards and had a 34-22 cushion in points in the paint.
Knox had his first collegiate double-double with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. McShane led the hosts with 16 points, while Poarch added 13 points and sophomore guard Sean Brooks (North Wales, PA/North Penn) chipped in with 11 points. Brooks and Poarch each had three steals each to tie for game best. The Shoremen shot 42% (24-for-57) from the floor, 43% (9-for-21) from beyond the arc and 71% (10-for-14) from the charity stripe.
Dickinson turned it over 22 times, while Washington coughed it up 19 times.
Washington is home on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. against visiting #14 Franklin & Marshall at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference action.