Men’s basketball drops conference match to Haverford

The Shoremen suffer a loss against the Fords during a home game sponsored by Go4TheGoal

By Jensyn Hartzell

Elm Staff Writer  

This past Thursday, Feb. 6, the Washington College Shoremen hosted Haverford College. 

The game was sponsored by Go4TheGoal, an organization that fundraises for families that have been touched by pediatric cancer and for a cure. Every single Shoreman player and coach wore yellow laces in their shoes to show support and spread awareness. 

The Shoremen began the game trailing behind as Haverford scored the first eight points. Senior captain Dallas Marshall was able to cut the run with a two-pointer, but Haverford continued onto another run. 

With 15 minutes still left in the half, the score was 15-2, Haverford. The Shoremen continued to defend their home court, but Haverford hit the biggest lead of the game, 20 points, at five minutes left in the game; the score 39-19. 

Starting off with a layup from senior captain Austin Allen, WC was able to cut the lead down at the end of the half as they scored the last six points of the game. 

This momentum carried into the second half as the Shoremen were able to chip away at Haverford’s lead even more. 

A layup from junior Daniel Brown brought Haverford’s lead back down to single-digits for the first time since the beginning of the first half, 43-35. 

With five minutes left in the half, WC was able to go on another eight point run, the score then 60-54, which is the closest the Shoremen had been to Haverford in the entire game. 

Haverford did not let up, after scoring a three-pointer and a layup, they did not let the Shoremen get that close again. 

The final score of the game ended up as 74-59, Haverford. Marshall and Brown both scored the most points of the game, 11, and sophomore Tray Wright right behind them with 10 points and the game-best nine rebounds. 

Marshall was also named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game. 

The Shoremen then traveled to Johns Hopkins University on Saturday to challenge the Blue Jays, who are ranked 10th nationally and second in the conference. 

Johns Hopkins scored the first seven points of the game. 

The Blue Jays continued to lead the game. With six minutes left in the half, they got their first double-digit lead over the Shoremen at 27-16. 

Brown was able to stop an 11 point run by Hopkins with his second dunk of the game, but they still had the lead by the end of the half at 40-22. With 15 minutes remaining in the second half, the Blue Jays led, for the first time in the game, 20 points over the Shoremen at 47-27. 

The Shoremen continued to work hard throughout the rest of the half, but it was an uphill battle. The ending score came out to be 81-51, resulting in another loss for WC. Brown had racked up 12 points for the game high, making this his ninth consecutive game to hit double digits in scoring. 

Right behind him was freshman Patrick Devitt, who achieved a career-high of 11 points in this game. Junior Logan Bunch had two blocks as well. 

The Shoremen will host Ursinus College on Wednesday, Feb. 12. This game will decide which team obtains the fifth ranking spot in the Centennial Conference and will also bring one of the teams into playoffs.

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