Big second half carries Green Terorr to 67-62 win over Lebanon Valley
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) netted a career-high 17 points, including hitting a career-best five 3-pointers and the go-ahead free throws with 2:37 to play, to help McDaniel to a 67-62 victory over Lebanon Valley in non-conference men's basketball action on Tuesday.
The Green Terror (5-2) used a 16-4 run late in the game to overcome a 56-51 deficit with 4:46 to play en route to its largest offensive output of the season.
Zach Kebetz led the Flying Dutchman (5-4) with 14 points off the bench while Joe Meehan added 13.
After a pair of Cameron Prince free throws extended the Lebanon Valley lead to five, Jarboe connected on the final of his five treys to spark the decisive run with 4:37 on the clock.
Danny Brooks momentarily stretched the lead back to four with a jumper at the 4:07 mark but the Dutchmen did not score from the floor the rest of the way, missing their final four attempts.
A single Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) free throw cut the deficit to three with 3:32 to play before the sophomore forward hit his second 3-pointer of the game and fourth of the season from the right wing to knot the game 15 seconds later.
A technical foul on the Lebanon Valley bench put Jarboe on the line with 2:37 and the junior connected on both attempts to give McDaniel the lead for good and from there it was all Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County), who scored his team's final seven points to finish with 17 points.
With 1:23 to play, the senior banked home a 12-footer before Meehan sank two of his four free throws in a 30-second span to slice the deficit in half.
However, a 5-for-6 showing from Jones at the stripe over the next 21 seconds sealed the victory.
Dan Dunkelberger set the final margin, hitting a pair of free throws with 2.8 seconds on the clock.
Neither team could establish control over the game's first 12 minutes before the Dutchmen used a 10-3 burst over a 2-minute, 52-second span to open up a seven-point lead with 5:02 to play en route to a 34-29 halftime advantage.
Behind two Jarboe triples, the Green Terror opened the second half on a 14-1 run to take a 43-35 lead with 15:54 to play.
Lebanon Valley countered with a 9-0 run of its own to regain the lead 4 minutes, 2 seconds later.
Eight quick McDaniel points once again gave the hosts a seven-point lead but the Dutchmen once again countered.
Behind four points each from Prince, Meehan and Brooks, Lebanon Valley tallied the next 12 before the Green Terror's final run.
Sarris-Grau finished with 13 points while Marcus Dyson (Scotch Plains, N.J./Union Catholic) added 10 points and four steals.
McDaniel returns to action at the Courtyard Marriott Tournament hosted by St. John Fisher on Dec. 29. The Green Terror takes on St. Lawrence in the first game at 6 p.m.