Men’s Basketball Finishes Strong

By Victoria Ripple

Elm Staff Writer

Washington College men’s basketball was victorious in their last game of the Pride of Maryland Tournament two weeks ago on the 20 of Nov. They ended the tournament with a 71 to 60 win over the Goucher Gophers giving WC the 7th place slot in the tournament while also handing them their first victory of the season.

The Shoremen held a 40 to 32 lead at half time while also shooting 66% from the field during the first half. Junior Kevin Breslin had a team high 23 points, seven assists, and was also named to the All-Tournament Team for his consistent outstanding performance. Junior Adam Naymick trailed Breslin with 12 points and had a team high 4 steals and seven rebounds. Junior Sal Schittino had 10 points for WC contributing to the win. The Shoremen shot 55 percent from the field for the game.

Before Thanksgiving on the 23rd, the Shoremen faced a conference match up against the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats. WC took a tough 57 to 84 loss.

The Diplomats had a lead of 18 at going into halftime and came out even stronger the second half. WC wasn’t able to get closer than 16 points during the entire second half. The Diplomats showed their 7th place national ranking when they led by as many as 30 points.  Junior Breslin had a team high of 13 points while junior Naymick followed him with 11. Sophomore Charlie McShane had a team high of seven rebounds in the loss for WC. The Shoremen shot 34% from the field for the game. This loss drops the Shoremen to a record of (1-4).

Junior captain and WC Sports Info Shoremen of the Week Breslin believes the Shoremen will be able to rally from their slow start. “This week will be a good test for us. Two home games against tough conference teams will show us a lot about our team. Last year we started the season slowly and were fortunate enough to turn it around after break with a couple of key home victories. Hopefully we can show some of the same resiliency as last year’s squad and start another playoff run this week.”

The Shoremen will face the visiting Muhlenberg Mules in a conference game on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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