Blue Jays Hold Off Shoremen, 68-59

Blue Jays Hold Off Shoremen, 68-59

Dixon (15 Points), Allen (13 Points) and Marshall (12 Points) Score In Double Figures For WC

BALTIMORE, Md. – Host Johns Hopkins built up a 16-point lead and held off a late charge from visiting Washington College to tally a 68-59 win on Wednesday night in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at Goldfarb Gym.  The Blue Jays improve to 12-4 overall and 6-3 in the Centennial, while the Shoremen drop to 5-11 and 2-7 respectively.

Johns Hopkins 68 Washington College 59

How It Happened
- The Blue Jays, who never trailed, scored the game's first eight points to lead 8-0 just 4:21 into the game on a Kyle Doran three-pointer. 
- Leading 23-14 with 6:04 left in the first half following two free throws by Washington's Tas Dixon, the Blue Jays ended the half on a 12-5 run to take a 35-19 lead into halftime.  Chris Groestch ended the first half scoring on a three-pointer from the left side with six seconds left. 
- Washington scored the first seven points of the second half to trim the Hopkins lead to 35-26 with 15:53 remaining on a conventional three-point play by Dixon.
- Johns Hopkins would answer with a 12-5 run to take a 47-31 lead with 11:45 remaining on a Joey Fitzpatrick lay-in.
- The Shoremen then went on a 24-8 run to cut the Blue Jays' lead to 60-55 with 3:07 to go on a three-pointer by Dallas Marshall.
- Dixon would get WC within four at 63-59 with 1:22 left on a layup.  However, that's as close as they would get as the Blue Jays netted the last five points of the game to provide the final margin.

For The Shoremen (5-11, 2-7 CC)
- Dixon (15 points and game-high five assists), Austin Allen (13 points, game-high eight rebounds and two steals), Marshall (12 points).
- The Shoremen shot 35% (17-for-49) from the floor, 23% (3-for-13) from three-point range and 76% (22-for-29) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 18 turnovers in the contest while outrebounding Johns Hopkins 42-32. 

For Johns Hopkins (12-4, 6-3 CC)
- Joey Kern (game-highs of 16 points and three steals), Harry O'Neil (15 points), Conner Delaney (13 points and seven rebounds).
- The Blue Jays shot 39% (20-for-52), from the floor, 26% (7-for-27) from three-point range and 66% (21-for-32) from the free throw stripe. 
- Johns Hopkins outscored Washington 16-15 in points off of turnovers, 5-4 in second-chance points, 26-9 in bench points and 24-18 in points in the paint.
- The Blue Jays had 11 turnovers in the game.

- Kevin McCormick had a career-best six rebounds for the Shoremen in the game.

Up Next
1/20 v. Gettysburg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)