Red Devils Hold Off Charge of Shoremen, 73-68

Red Devils Hold Off Charge of Shoremen, 73-68

Marshall and Porteous Each Net 16

CARLISLE, Pa. – Host Dickinson raced out to a 14-point first half lead and held off the charge of visiting Washington College to come away with a 73-68 win on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at the Kline Center.  Both teams are now 7-8 on the year, while the Red Devils improve to 5-3 in the Centennial, while the Shoremen drop to 3-5 in conference action.

Dickinson 73 Washington College 68

How It Happened
- Leading 5-4 just 2:13 into the game, Dickinson went on a 15-7 run to take a 20-11 lead with 10:37 left in the first half on two Mike Hinckley free throws.
- Bryce Allen would give the Red Devils their biggest lead of the first half of 14 points at 36-22 with 3:43 to go on a layup.
- Washington would close out the first half on an 11-4 spurt to trim the Red Devils' lead to 40-33 at halftime.  Josh Porteous scored on a lay-in with 13 seconds left for the Shoremen to cap the first half scoring.
- Chris Bates would give the Red Devils their second 13-point lead of the second half at 50-37 with 16:25 remaining in the second half.
- The Shoremen would claw back and get within five points, 60-55, on a transition layup by Benjamin Young with 6:19 remaining.
- Down 64-55 with 5:18 left, Washington would score 11 of the next 15 points to trim the Red Devils' cushion to just two points at 68-66 with 52 seconds left on a Tray Wright layup as Wright scored five consecutive points to reduce the hosts' lead from seven to two.
- On the next possession, Hinckley missed the layup for Dickinson, but Elijah Wright for the hosts was fouled on the rebound and he sank both from the charity stripe with 29 ticks left to give Dickinson a 70-66 edge.
- In the final 29 seconds, the Shoremen were held to just two free throws made, while Will Colleran made a fast break layup and a free throw for the Red Devils to provide the final margin.

For The Shoremen (7-8, 3-5 CC)
- Marshall (16 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists), Porteous (16 points), Wright (three steals)
- The Shoremen shot 39% (21-for-54) from the floor, 25% (3-for-12) from three-point range and 64% (23-for-36) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 12 turnovers in the contest. 
- WC outscored Dickinson in bench points (26-12) and points off turnovers (24-8).

For Dickinson (7-8, 5-3 CC)
- Hinckley (18 points and two blocks to lead all players), Wright (17 points and nine rebounds), Adam Drummond (11 points), Bates (10 points), Allen (six assists and four steals)
- The Red Devils shot 53% (26-for-49) from the floor, 46% (6-for-13) from three-point range and 75% (15-for-20) from the free throw stripe. 
- Dickinson outrebounded Washington, 37-27, while outscoring WC in second chance points (9-2) and transition points (8-4).
- The Red Devils had 22 turnovers in the game.

Notes
- Marshall tallied his third career game of four or more steals.  He had five at Franklin & Marshall on February 10, 2018 and had four pilfers versus Ursinus on November 29, 2018.
- Each team scored 34 points in the paint.
- Dickinson never trailed in the game and there was just one tie at 4-4 early in the first half.

Up Next
1/16 @ Haverford – 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Washington downed Haverford 59-54 last month in Chestertown.