Shoremen Make Mountaineers Work For 89-67 Win

Shoremen Make Mountaineers Work For 89-67 Win

K. McCormick (15 Points), Allen (13 Points) and Marshall (10 Points) All Score In Double Figures For Washington

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Leading 59-52 with just under 10 minutes to go, host Division I Mount St. Mary's closed the game out on a 30-15 run and got a game-best 30 points from Junior Robinson in an 89-67 win against visiting Washington College on Friday night in a NCAA Interdivisional men's basketball game on Jim Phelan Court at Knott Arena.  The Mountaineers and the Shoremen are both now 4-7 on the season. 

Mount St. Mary's 89 Washington College 67

How It Happened
- The Shoremen trailed by just four points, 22-18, with 10:43 left in the first half following a layup by Tas Dixon.    
- Mount St. Mary's would answer with an 11-2 run to take a 33-20 lead with 5:02 left in the first on a layup by Robinson.  The Mountaineers would not take their first double digit lead until 5:34 was remaining in the opening stanza on a Jonah Antonio dunk. 
- Down 38-24 with 3:24 to go in the half following a Robinson basket, Kevin McCormick canned back-to-back three-pointers to trim the Mountaineers lead to 38-30 with 2:17 left.  The triples helped the Shoremen close the half on an 8-3 run to trail by just nine at halftime, 41-32.
- Washington scored seven of the first 10 points of the second half to reduce the Mountaineers lead to just five at 44-39 only 1:59 into the second half.
- Mount St. Mary's would answer with a 15-5 run to take its biggest lead of the game at that point, 59-44, with 12:04 left in the second on two Donald Carey free throws.
- Kevin McCormick capped an 8-0 Shoremen spurt when he drained his fifth three-pointer of the game from the right side to trim the hosts' lead to 59-52 with 9:55 remaining. 
- The Mountaineers responded with a 13-3 run to take a 72-55 lead with 6:39 left on a flush by Antonio.
- Mount St. Mary's outscored Washington 17-12 the rest of the way to provide the final margin and led by as many as 25 in the final minute.

For The Shoremen (4-7)
- K. McCormick (season-best 15 points to tie career-high), Allen (13 points and five boards), Dallas Marshall (10 points and team-high five rebounds), Dixon (five assists), Alec Lewis (seven rebounds).
- The Shoremen shot 44% (26-for-59) from the floor, 45% (9-for-20) from three-point range and 100% (6-for-6) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 16 turnovers in the contest, while outrebounding the Mountaineers by a 33-28 count.
- WC outscored Mount St. Mary's 11-2 in second-chance points and 9-6 in transition points.

For Mount St. Mary's (4-7)

- Robinson (30 points, 12-for-16 shooting and five assists), Greg Alexander (17 points), Carey (10 points), Chris Wray (eight rebounds and three blocks).
- The Mountaineers shot 54% (32-for-59) from the floor, 43% (13-for-30) from three-point range and 67% (12-for-18) from the free throw stripe. 
- The Mountaineers had just seven turnovers in the game.
- Mount St. Mary's outscored WC in points in the paint (36-26), bench points (29-28) and points off of turnovers (18-11).

Notes

- The Shoremen had their third game this season shooting over 40% from three-point range as they made 9-of-20 for a clip of 45%.
- Mount St. Mary's, the defending Northeast Conference (NEC) Champions, downed New Orleans, 67-66, in the First Four of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Tournament this past March in Dayton, Ohio before falling in the First Round to the tournament's top overall seed Villanova, 76-56, in Buffalo.
- Washington College and Mount St. Mary's played for the 90th time overall, but for the first time since 1984-85, when the Mountaineers were a Division II program.  The two teams first met in 1912-13 and played annually from the 1919-20 season until 1973-74 with the exception of 1944-45.  In the 1935-36 season, WC won all four meetings against Mount St. Mary's.
- The only schools Washington has played more than Mount St. Mary's are McDaniel (152 times), Johns Hopkins (139), Loyola (Md.) (115), Swarthmore (110), Ursinus (96) and Haverford (92).
- The Shoremen have played six games against Division I opponents since 2005-06 that have counted in the standings for WC.  They played Navy in 2005-06 and 2006-07, Maryland-Eastern Shore in 2010-11, VMI in 2013-14, William & Mary in 2014-15 and Mount St. Mary's tonight.

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