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Merlo scores 20

Andrew Merlo  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Andrew Merlo 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Trailing 31-30 at the break, Gettysburg opened the second half on a 10-2 run to take a seven-point lead en route to a 72-56 Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball victory over McDaniel on Wednesday.

Andrew Merlo (Rehoboth, Del./Cape Henlopen) led the Green Terror (10-8, 4-7 CC) with 20 points.

Sango Amolo was one of four players in double figures for the Bullets (10-8, 6-5 CC), tallying 17 points. 

Alex Zurn and Connor Poston scored back-to-back layups to turn the one-point deficit into a 34-31 lead.

Evan Pupelis (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) closed the gap to one with 19:01 to play but baskets from three different Gettysburg players stretched the lead out tto 40-33 just 2:09 later.

Trailing 42-35, Merlo hit a jumper before a Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) steal-and-layup made it a three-point game.

However, the Bulllets - keyed by a Derek Brooks tip-in - put together a 13-2 run over a 4-minute, 17-second span, taking a 55-41 lead with 10:33 showing en route to the 16-point win.

In a first half that featured five ties and two lead changes, neither team led by more than seven points in the first half.

Beind four of its 11 triples, McDaniel jumped out to a 16-9 lead in the game's first 7:27.

Gettysburg countered with an 11-2 burst to take a 20-18 lead on a Joe Emerusabe 3-pointer with 9:14 remaining in the first half.

For the Green Terror, seven of its nine first-half baskets came from behind the arc. McDaniel finished with 17 field goals, including the season-high 11 triples.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Wasington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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Rudd named All-CC
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McDaniel in ECAC field
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Making the grade
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Merlo nets 21
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Rudd goes for 19-9-6
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Rudd, Perry combine for 32
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Merlo scores 20
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Rudd scores 15
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Pupelis tallies 17, 9 and 5
January 16, 2013 Pupelis tallies 17, 9 and 5
Merlo leads way with 25
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Merlo records 17 points
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Rudd leads balanced attack
January 7, 2013 Rudd leads balanced attack
Rudd tallies 19 and 13
January 5, 2013 Rudd tallies 19 and 13
Rudd pours in 27
January 2, 2013 Rudd pours in 27
Merlo nets career-high 27
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Perry records 15
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Rudd scores career-high 19
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Merlo scores 15
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Rudd records 18 and 10
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Rudd scores 13
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