Bears Overcome Slow Start To Best Shoremen, 87-72


Dixon Scores Career-Best 23 Points and Hands Out Game-High Nine Assists

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Ursinus allowed the first eight points of the game before overcoming the slow start to tally an 87-72 victory over host Washington College on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  Senior guard Tas Dixon (Ardmore, Pa./Harriton) scored a career-best 23 points and passed out a contest-high nine assists for Washington in the loss.  The Bears are now 14-7 overall and 10-4 in the Centennial, while Shoremen are 6-15 and 3-11 respectively.

Ursinus 87 Washington College 72

How It Happened
- The Shoremen took an 8-0 lead 96 seconds into the game on a jumper by Dixon. 
- Ursinus scored 14 of the next 18 points to take a 14-12 lead 14:07 to go in the first half on a three-pointer by Eric Williams, Jr.
- Trailing 19-17, the Bears took the lead for good with a 7-0 run to grab a 24-19 with 7:47 to go in the opening half on a Ryan McTamney layup.
- Ursinus used a 9-0 run to turn a 24-23 lead into a 33-23 lead with 3:12 left on a Zach Quattro triple.  The guests took a 41-34 lead into halftime.
- Austin Allen canned a jumper with 9:59 left in the second to cut the Ursinus lead to 60-56 before the Bears took control of the game with an 11-4 run to push their lead to 71-60 with 7:34 remaining on a Shane Stark layup. 
- The Bears lead the rest of the contest fluctuated between nine and 15 points.

For The Shoremen (6-15, 3-11 CC)
- Dixon (career-best and team-high 23 points and game-topping nine assists), Dallas Marshall (squad-high nine rebounds), Josh Porteous (14 points).
- Washington forced 13 Ursinus turnovers in the contest, while turning it over just six times.
- The Shoremen outscored the Bears in points off of turnovers (14-6) and second chance points (10-4)
- The Shoremen shot 41% (31-for-76) from the floor, 30% (6-for-20) from three-point range and 100% (4-for-4) from the foul line. 

For Ursinus (14-7, 10-4 CC)
- Quattro (game-bests of 27 points, 10 boards and three blocks), McTamney (21 points), Remi Janicot (10 points), Brian Rafferty (team-topping eight assists), Matt Williams (three steals to lead all players).
- The Bears shot 56% (29-for-52) from the floor, 50% (10-for-20) from three-point range and 83% (19-for-26) from the free throw stripe.    
- Ursinus outscored Washington 38-26 in points in the paint, 12-4 in transition points and 19-17 in bench points while holding a 38-33 edge in rebounds.
- The Bears had only one steal in the game.

- Dixon was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game on the Goose Nation TV webcast of the game.
- Dixon's nine assists were the most by a Washington men's basketball player this season.
- In his last three games, Dixon has scored over 20 points twice.  He had 23 today and 21 on January 27 versus Muhlenberg.  Prior to the Muhlenberg game he had never scored 20 for the Shoremen.
- Zach Quattro is the brother of Washington College women's basketball player Cassidy Quattro.

Up Next
2/7 @ McDaniel – 7:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Shoremen won the first meeting of the season in Chestertown, 67-62, on December 6.