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Johns Hopkins hits final-minute free throws

Michael Jarboe © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Michael Jarboe © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel comes up short in back-and-forth game

BALTIMORE, Md. - John Alberici led four players in double figures with 17 points to pace Johns Hopkins in a 65-58 win over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Monday.

Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) led the Green Terror (8-11, 4-8 CC) with a career-high 20 points while Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) added 11.

Mike Henrici added 14 points for the Blue Jays (9-10, 5-7 CC), who got 11 points from Pat O'Connell and 10 from Tim McCarty.

Trailing 56-55 on a Jones layup with 3:48 to play, Alberici converted a three-point play to give Johns Hopkins a two-point lead.

Jarboe evened the game with 3:14 to play but the Blue Jays converted seven of their eight free throws in the final 44 seconds to win the game.

A Mike Rhoads jumper with 14:51 to play in the opening half gave Johns Hopkins an early 12-5 advantage before Marcus Dyson (Scotch Plains, N.J./Union Catholic) hit a layup a minute later to spark a 10-2 run.

Jarboe capped the stretch, hitting a 3-pointer with 11:29 on the clock to give McDaniel its first lead of the game.

A triple from Christopher Cowles (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) a Dyson jumper stretched the Green Terror lead to as many as seven at 29-22 with 5:13 showing before the hosts closed the half with a 12-4 burst to take a one-point lead into the break.

In a game that featured five ties and 22 lead changes, neither team led by more than three over the first 19 minutes of the second half.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Dickinson on Wednesday. Game time is 8 p.m.