January 6, 2010

Drought continues at Washington

Shoremen down McDaniel 65-64 in final minute

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Chris Olsen, who finished with just four points for Washington (Md.), converted a pair of free throws with 11 seconds to play and send his team to a 65-64 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Wednesday.

Andrew Chambers led the way with 22 points while Kevin Breslin added 18 for Shoremen (4-4, 2-2 CC), who defeated the Green Terror (6-4, 2-1 CC) for the 17th consecutive season in Chestertown.

Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) matched his career high with 18 points for McDaniel while Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) added 12.

Trailing 63-60 after two Alan Kines free throws with 1:49 to play, Jarboe hit a pair of free throws and Michael McClain (Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair) converted a layup on the break with 36 seconds to play to give the Green Terror a one-point lead.

With 11 seconds to play, Olsen went to the line and hit both free throws around a McDaniel timeout to secure the victory.

Trailing 14-13 with 13:41 to play in the opening half after a back-and-forth open to the game, Sarris-Grau hit a layup to spark an 11-1 run that gave McDaniel a nine-point advantage with 6:29 showing.

Still trailing 29-21 lead with 3:04 play, the Shoremen tallied 10 of the final 14 points to close the deficit to 33-31 at intermission.

A Karl Nelson (Owings Mills, Md./Park School of Baltimore) jumper with 17:09 to play in the second half stretched the Green Terror lead to 36-31.

Trailing 38-35 nearly two minutes, Washington tallied the next five points to take a two-point advantage.

Knotted at 40-all, a Chambers layup capped a 12-2 burst that gave the hosts a 52-42 lead with 9:26 on the clock.

Keyed by one of Jarboe's four 3-pointers, McDaniel tallied 12 straight points to take a 54-52 lead with 5:38 to play.

The Green Terror returns to action at Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.

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