Ursinus (5-3, 1-2 CC) 65, McDaniel (3-4, 0-3 CC) 55
What: Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball game
When: Saturday, Dec. 7
Where: Collegeville, Pa.
THE SKINNY STORY
Ursinus did not trail for the final 37 minutes of the game but it was a late 6-0 run that opened up a double-digit lead and secured a 65-55 win over McDaniel.
• Mike Wallace (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) led the Green Terror with 11 points and two assists.
• Greg Scarborough (Halethorpe, Md./Lansdowne) added 10 points and eight rebounds to go with three blocked shots.
FOR THE FOES
• Ryan McTamney led the Bears with 17 points.
• Jimmy Kpadeh added 11 points.
• George Gordon and Ryan Hughes rounded out a quartet of double-digit scorers with 10 points each.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• Bruce Edwards and Greg Scarborough traded triples in the game's first 44 seconds before layups from Scarborough and Mike Wallace gave the visitors an early 7-3 lead. Ryan McTamney, however, responded with a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 burst to put Ursinus in front 11-7 with 16:15 showing. Seven straight points in a 1-minute, 26-second span turned a four-point edge into a 22-11 lead with 9:46 remaining. A Wallace three-point play closed the margin to 27-25 with 1:19 to play in the opening half but Trey Kohler hit a jumper then a kickoff trey off an offensive rebound as the first half expired for a 32-25 lead.
• Baskets from three different McDaniel players in the first 2:15 of the second half closed the deficit to 34-31. A Josh Sproul (Princess Anne, Md./Washington Academy) 3-pointer with 16:01 to play tied the game at 36-all but Hughes hit a pair of layups and McTamney added a jumper for a 42-36 advantage with 13:24 remaining. The Green Terror closed to within 46-44 with 10:36 on the clock but an 8-3 counter by Ursinus stretched the lead back to eight just 2:38 later. One last McDaniel run made it a 56-52 game with 5:37 to play but a Jimmy Kpadeh canned a 3-pointer and hit the second of two free throws before a McTamney layup stretched the advantage to double digits with 2:59 remaining.
THE INSIDE STORY
• Josh Sproul finished with nine points and 11 rebounds. It was the first time he was held to fewer than 10 points this season but the 11 rebounds were a career high.
• Aaron Washington (Washington, D.C./Montrose Christian) added 10 points, reaching double digit points for the second straight game.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Elmira on Sunday, Dec. 15. Game time is 3 p.m.