BALTIMORE, Md. – Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) recorded a double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds to go with a career-best 28 points, leading McDaniel to a 66-54 victory over Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action on Wednesday.
McDaniel downs Johns Hopkins to keep pace
Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) and Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) finished with nine points apiece for the Green Terror (18-6, 13-4 CC), who by virtue of Gettysburg’s 72-60 win over Franklin & Marshall moved within a game of first place. A McDaniel win at Gettysburg on Saturday coupled with a Dickinson victory over Franklin & Marshall will send next weekend’s CC tournament to Westminster.
Andrew Farber-Miller paced the Blue Jays (12-12, 7-10 CC) with 12 points.
Behind baskets from three different players, McDaniel built an 8-0 lead and forced a Johns Hopkins timeout just 3:17 into the game.
The Green Terror, getting four points apiece from McKayand Kevin Henry (Potomac, Md./Bullis School), hit on its first six shots to open a 12-2 lead at the 15:55 mark.
A McKay third-chance basket with 13:53 showing stretched the lead to 16-4 before a Scott Weisenfeld jumper and a Collin Kamm three-point play pulled the hosts within 16-9 a minute and a half later.
A Jarboe3-pointer – his third of the half to match is career high – gave McDaniel a 39-28 lead with 1:55 to play but the Blue Jays tallied the final five of the stanza to close within six at the break.
Behind a defense that held Johns Hopkins to just four points over the first 8:34 of the second half, the Green Terror used 17 points over the span to build its largest lead at 56-37.
A single Kamm free throw closed the deficit to 60-52 with 3:35 to play but Johns Hopkins could get no closer.
The Green Terror concludes the regular season at Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.