McWilliams nets 16 in victory

Josh McWilliams (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Josh McWilliams (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

IMMACULATA, Pa. – McDaniel held Immaculata to just 16.7 percent shooting for the game to turn in a 53-43 victory in non-conference men's basketball action on Saturday.

Josh McWilliams (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) led the Green Terror (4-4) with 16 points.

Matt Krewson paced the Mighty Macs (3-5) with 14 points and was one of just two players for the hosts to make more than one field goal on the afternoon, shooting 3-for-12.

McWilliams and Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) each hit a basket in the first 2:26 to stake McDaniel to a 4-0 lead that it would not relinquish.

A Josh Singleton free throw with 14:39 showing got Immaculata on the board before Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Mount Lebanon) hit back-to-back 3-pointers for a 10-1 lead a minute later.

A Nick Perugino (Lewes, Del./Salesianum) 3-pointer midway through the opening half extended the lead to double digits for the first time at 15-4.

The lead swelled as large as 15 in the first half on a McWilliams three-point play that made it a 24-9 game with 5:00 on the clock en route to a 29-15 halftime lead.

Four straight points from Krewson trimmed the deficit to 29-19 with 16:43 to play in the second half but a pair of McWilliams triples sandwiched a Krewson trey to make it a 35-22 game with 15:13 on the clock.

After two more Krewson free throws trimmed the deficit to 11 once again, McWilliams converted a layup to spark a 6-0 burst and give the Green Terror its largest lead of the game with 9:47 to play at 41-24.

Singleton hit a jumper with 9:05 remaining but then neither team hit another field goal until a Cannon layup with 3:29 on the clock made it a 46-31 game.

Six Mighty Mac free throws in a 19-second span closed the deficit to 48-39 with 55 seconds remaining but McDaniel went 5-for-6 from the line in the waning seconds to seal the victory.

Ray added 10 points while Kevin Yrizarry (Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills) led the way on the glass with 10 rebounds. Perugino chipped in nine points and eight rebounds.

The Green Terror returns to action at Marymount on Monday, Dec. 19. Game time is 7 p.m.