Men’s basketball splits in conference play

The Shoremen are now 6-10 in conference play and 8-15 overall and celebrated their seniors in game against Gettysburg College

By Jensyn Hartzell  

Elm Staff Writer 

This past Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Washington College’s Men’s Basketball team hosted the Bears from Ursinus College, both battling for the final spot in playoffs. The visitors started the game off with a seven point run, only to be broken by senior captain Austin Allen with four points. 

This break allowed the Shoremen to continue onto a spectacular 12 point run, capped by fellow senior captain, Alec Lewis with a three-pointer. 

The Bears did not back down though, as they went on another run allowing them to take the lead back with 12 minutes left in the half and the score being 20-17, Ursinus. 

Both teams scored 17 points in the remaining time, ending the half at 37-34 with the Bears still in the lead. The Shoremen were able to score the first five points of the second half, including a shot from senior captain Dallas Marshall, but Ursinus did not falter; they went onto a 13-2 run that gave them the first double-digit lead in the game at 58-47 with nine minutes left. 

Junior Daniel Brown had his second dunk of the game with five minutes left to help the Shoremen get as close as they could in gaining the lead back again, but the Bears went on another run. The final score of the game ended at 80-66, Ursinus. 

Marshall scored the team high of 18 points in the game and Brown achieved a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

“Some shots just didn’t go our way and that happens at times,” Allen said after the game, “but we never gave up and that’s what’s most important.” 

The men played again on Saturday at home for their Senior Day against Gettysburg College. Three seniors were honored before the game: Allen, Lewis, and Marshall. 

The Shoremen started the game with an early 8-2 lead with help from Lewis with a three point shot. Gettysburg answered back with a 10-4 run to tie the game at 12-12, but WC continued to dictate the rest of the half; junior Logan Bunch gave the team their largest lead over the Bullets at 31-22 with four minutes remaining after an offensive rebound and layup. 

The halftime score was 36-30, WC. The Bullets came back onto the court determined, scoring a run of 12-6 to tie the game again, but WC countered it with their own run of 11-3 capped by a three pointer from Marshall with 10 minutes left in the half. 

As the Bullets continued to chip away at WC’s lead, junior Derrick Carter was able to push ahead making a three-pointer with four minutes left, 68-63. In the last minute, sophomore Tray Wright hit two three throws and a layup and foul shots from Lewis made the score 74-68, Washington. 

The final score of the game ended at 79-70, a very happy win for the three seniors being honored that day. All three seniors explained how “great it was seeing all the support” and were “glad everyone came out” to watch them and their team. 

Lewis was named Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game as well as having the highest points scored at 20. Allen had the game high of seven assists and four points. Marshall racked up 10 points and one assist, and one block. 

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