Shoremen’s Basketball Team Falls Short of Playoffs

By Katie Weida
Sports Editor

Senior Dylan Bernstein led the Shoremen to a 78-72 victory over Swarthmore last Wednesday. Bernstein had a total of nine points and a career-best 10 assists in the Centennial Conference win.

Swarthmore ended the first half on an 11-2 run taking a 40-32 lead. Despite falling behind by 13 points twice during the second half, the Shoremen were able to rally and take the victory. With 7 minutes remaining and down 50-37, the Shoremen went on a 28-12 run, taking a 3 point lead on a pair of free throws by junior Chris Olsen and a jumper by Bernstein. The Garnet were close at their heels, trimming the lead back to one point; however, WC scored the next six points pushing their lead to 72-66. The Shoremen led by at least four points for the remainder of the game.

Bernstein conducted a balanced WC offense that saw eight players each score between eight and 12 points. Junior Kevin Breslin led the Shoremen with 12 points, while freshman Donovan Womack and sophomore Chris Soper each scored nine points. Olsen added nine points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

The Shoremen returned to action Saturday afternoon against Gettysburg taking a tough 65-57 loss. WC played the Bullets evenly, keeping pace with them and tying the score up 11 times. Junior Adam Naymick evened the score for the final time at 52-52 after which Gettysburg took the lead and held onto it for the rest of the game.

Breslin and junior Sal Schittino each scored 13 points to tie the team best for the Shoremen. Naymick snagged seven rebounds to lead the Shoremen.

Bernstein, who earned the title of Shoremen of the Week after his performance in the Swarthmore win, is sad to see his collegiate basketball career come to an end. “I will miss the camaraderie that I have developed with my teammates throughout the past four years,” he said.

However, looking back, Bernstein is happy with his experience. “Playing basketball at Washington College has been a great experience. Many of my best memories at WC have been with my teammates.”

The Shoremen are 7-16 overall and 6-10 in the conference as they enter into their last competition of the season at 1 p.m on Saturday at Johns Hopkins.

February 18, 2011
Volume LXXXI Issue 15

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