Swarthmore notches home win

Marcus Dyson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Marcus Dyson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Garnet takes first victory over McDaniel since 2007

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Will Gates recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Swarthmore to a 60-48 win over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Wednesday.

Marcus Dyson (Scotch Plains, N.J./Union Catholic) netted 14 points to lead the Green Terror (8-9, 4-6 CC), who also got 10 points from Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County).

Matt Allen added 14 points for the Garnet (5-13, 4-7 CC) while Eugene Prymak added 10.

After Danny Walker momentarily stretched the lead back back to five, Jones and Max Keenan (Washington, D.C./Georgetown Day School) hit consecutive 3-pointers to give McDaniel a 40-39 advantage.

An Allen layup on the break and two Prymak free throws gave the hosts a 43-40 lead with 5:55 on the clock.

A Gates trey made it a six-point advantage with 4:24 to play before a Keenan free throw and Jones layup trimmed the deficit to three once again.

Four straight free throws gave Swarthmore a 52-43 lead before Keenan canned his second triple to slice the lead to six with 1:19 showing.

An 8-for-10 showing from the line in the final 1:15 sealed the win for the Garnet.

Behind four points from Gates, Swarthmore built a 9-4 lead with 13:19 remaining in the first half before McDaniel tallied 10 of the game's next 13 points behind five points from Marcus Dyson (Scotch Plains, N.J./Union Catholic).

A Karl Nelson (Owings Mills, Md./Park School of Baltimore) jumper gave the Green Terror a 16-14 lead with 10:15 on the clock but the squad would not score again until a Jones free throw 4:12 later.

In the meantime, the Garnet put together a stretch of six straight points to takes its largest lead.

Three straight points from Dyson tied the game at 20 with 3:37 on the clock.

A Steve Wilson (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) 14-foot jumper with 1:01showing gave McDaniel a 25-24 lead at the intermission.

A Jordan Martinez short jumper with 14:02 to play stretched the Garnet advantage to seven, capping an 11-3 burst to start the second half and force a Green Terror timeout.

An Allen 17-footer 49 seconds later pushed to lead to its largest at 37-28 before a Dyson layup and two driving layups from Jones sliced the deficit to three with 10:11 to play.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.