Shoremen Win 111-103 Double OT Thriller Over Red Devils at The Palestra

Shoremen Win 111-103 Double OT Thriller Over Red Devils at The Palestra

Shoremen Turn in Their Highest-Scoring Game in Nearly 15 Years, Snap 14-Game Losing Streak v. Red Devils

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Washington College scored its most points in a game in nearly 15 years as the Shoremen defeated Dickinson, 111-103, in double overtime in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at the historic Palestra in Philadelphia this evening. The win also snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Red Devils for the Shoremen.

Washington College 111, Dickinson 103 (2OT)

How It Happened
- The Shoremen got off to a hot start, building a 10-point lead with 11:03 to go in the first half. Mike Winterburn knocked down a three-pointer that gave them a 22-12 lead. Dickinson scored the next seven points to cut the margin to three with a pair of Justus Melton free throws with 8:35 on the clock.
- Later in the half, Dickinson used an 11-2 spurt to take a 34-31 lead on a pair of free throws by Bryce Allen with 2:22 left before the intermission. The Shoremen regained the lead on a transition lay-up by Josh Porteous with 1:04 left, putting Washington ahead, 36-35.
- That advantage was short-lived, however, as Allen knocked down a three on the other end with 44 seconds showing for a 39-37 Dickinson lead.
- Daniel Brown beat the halftime buzzer with a three-pointer for the Shoremen, sending them to the locker room with a 40-39 lead.
- The two teams traded one-point leads early in the second half before Porteous hit a three for a 47-45 Washington lead with 17:11 left. A Moses Romocki lay-up and free throw 29 seconds later put Dickinson back in front, 48-47. 
- After regaining the lead, Dickinson led by no more than two points before a Melton lay-up gave them a 57-54 advantage with 12:23 remaining. Barry McCormick answered 10 seconds later on the other end for the Shoremen with a three-pointer and free throw for a 58-57 Washington lead. Melton briefly put Dickinson back in front with a lay-up, but Dallas Marshall scored for the Shoremen for a 60-59 lead with 11:48 to go.
- Back-to-back threes by Mike Hinckley and Chas Battaglia gave Dickinson its first two-possession lead of the game and first for either team in the second half at 65-60 with 10:16 left. A Hinckley free throw 22 seconds later increased the lead to six at 66-60.
- Dickinson held a lead of at least two points before Porteous drained a three to pull within one at 76-75 with 4:27 left. Hinckley then made two free throws to push the Red Devils back out to a three-point lead at 78-75 with 4:10 to go. Marshall then made one free throw and later knocked down a pair with 3:27 on the clock to even the score at 78-78.
- Melton made one of two free throws on the other end to put Dickinson back in front, 79-78, but a Barry McCormick three with 2:47 remaining gave Washington an 81-79 advantage. Melton then scored on a put-back for the Red Devils to deadlock the score at 81-81 with 2:27 left. Alec Lewis gave the Shoremen an 82-81 lead by making one of two free throws 10 seconds later.
- In another trip to the foul line for Lewis, he sank both for an 84-81 Washington lead with 1:49 to play, but Allen scored on a lay-up for the Red Devils just eight seconds later to trim the lead to one.
- After both teams came up empty on successive trips, Jon Stenger missed a lay-up with 30 seconds left that would have put the Red Devils in front. Dickinson was then forced to foul and Tas Dixon made one of two free throws  with 25.3 seconds left. A Romocki lay-up with 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation evened the score at 85-85 for Dickinson. Dixon missed a driving lay-up with some contact for the Shoremen with three seconds to go as the game headed into overtime.
- Winterburn made one of two free throws for for an 86-85 Shoremen lead 27 seconds into the overtime. Allen then made two free throws for the Red Devils with 4:17 on the clock to put the Red Devils back ahead, 87-86. A McCormick basket and free throw 14 seconds later once again put the Shoremen ahead, 89-87.
- Lewis doubled up that lead with a lay-up with 3:24 on the clock to make it 91-87. Allen made one of two free throws for Dickinson 19 seconds later to get the Red Devils back within three, but McCormick made two on the other end for the Shoremen with 2:49 showed for a 93-88 lead.
- An Allen lay-up for Dickinson with 1:40 to play cut the lead to three at 93-90 and two free throws by Hinckley with 58.4 remaining got the Red Devils back to within one at 93-92.
- The Shoremen came up empty on their next trip, but a would-be go-ahead jumper by Devine missed and the Red Devils were forced to foul with 18.3 seconds to go. Again, Dixon made one of two for a two-point lead at 94-92. Allen missed a lay-up on the other end for Dickinson, sending Lewis to the foul line with 7.1 seconds to go.
- Lewis made the second of two free throws for a 95-92 lead and Dickinson called timeout with 4.1 seconds on the clock, but Allen made a three with 1.8 seconds to go to force the second overtime with the two teams tied at 95-95.
- Dixon drove to the basket and scored and was fouled 16 seconds into the second overtime. He made the free throw for a 98-95 lead. Hinckley scored on the other end for the Red Devils to cut it to 98-97 11 seconds later. Lewis scored on a lay-up with 3:44 left to get the Shoremen to 100 points.
- McCormick knocked down another three with 2:51 left to extend the lead to six at 103-97. Hinckley scored with 2:06 to play to get Dickinson back within four at 103-99, but Dixon answered 18 seconds later for a 105-99 Shoremen advantage. An Austin Allen put-back with 1:03 left extended the Washington lead to eight at 107-99.
- Hinckley scored with 52.2 seconds to go for Dickinson to get the Red Devils back within six. Dixon made one of two free throws with 49.9 seconds to go to extend the lead back to seven and the Red Devils turned the ball over with 41.1 to play. Winterburn made a pair of free throws with 39.7 seconds remaining to for Washington. Hinckley scored on the other end for Dickinson, but Winterburn made another free throw with 26.4 seconds remaining to provide the final margin.

For the Shoremen (5-10, 2-6 Centennial Conference)
- Barry McCormick (20 points, 6-for-8 field goals, 4-for-4 three-pointers, 4-4 free throws, 18 minutes); Porteous (20 points); Dixon (19 points, 6 assists); Marshall (11 points, 6 rebounds)
- The Shoremen shot 50.7% from the field, 11-for-22 from three-point range, and 32-for-49 from the foul line. They also held a 44-41 rebounding advantage.
- The Shoremen held a 40-18 advantage in bench points with McCormick himself out-scoring the entire Red Devil bench, 20-18. 

For Dickinson (8-7, 4-4 Centennial Conference)
- Melton (26 points, 10 rebounds); Hinckley (23 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists); Allen (23 points); Romocki (13 points, 6 assists)
- The Red Devils shot 50.7% from the field, 7-for-19 from three, and 20-for-28 from the foul line.

- The Shoremen's last win over the Red Devils was a 60-50 victory on February 8, 2010.
- The 111 points scored by the Shoremen were their most in a single game since a 125-124 double overtime win over Wesley on January 30, 2003.
- Brown's three-pointer to end the first half was the first of his collegiate career on just his second collegiate attempt from three.
- McCormick's 20 points were a career high, exceeding his career best by seven points. 

Up Next for the Shoremen
1/16 @ Johns Hopkins - 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)