Gettysburg downs McDaniel on final day

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Andrew Powers recorded 17 points off the bench to lead Gettysburg to a 53-48 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action on Saturday.

            The Bullets (16-8, 11-7 CC), by virtue of Muhlenberg’s 97-90 overtime loss at Ursinus, earn the third seed in the upcoming CC tournament. The Green Terror (18-7, 13-5 CC) will be the second seed and face Gettysburg in the semifinals on Saturday at Franklin & Marshall. The 13th-ranked Diplomats, despite dropping their second straight game – a 74-67 loss at Dickinson, earned the top spot and will host the tournament. Game times for the semifinals will be determined on Monday.
            Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) paced McDaniel with 14 points. Dan Capkin and Corey Dorsey added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for Gettysburg.
            Trailing 33-31 on a Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) layup with 11:05 to play, Dorsey and Capkin hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Capkin added a pair of free throws to account for an 8-0 run that gave the Bullets the lead for good.
            A Dorsey free throw with 5:59 to play stretched the lead to 42-35 but Ryan Finch (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon) canned a 3-pointer 33 seconds later to closed the deficit to four.
            A McKay triple with 14 seconds to play trimmed the margin to 49-48 but Powers and Dorsey went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the final 11 seconds to secure the win.
            A Capkin 3-pointer allowed Gettysburg to open up an 18-10 lead with 8:43 remaining in the first half but the Green Terror closed the stanza on a 10-2 run to pull even at the break.
            McDaniel continued the momentum out of the locker room, extending the run to 14-2 over a 13-minute, 5-second span to grab a 24-20 advantage with 15:38 showing.
            Chad Arrington (Randallstown, Md./Randallstown) finished with five points, 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals.