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Wallace nets 11 points

Mike Wallace (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mike Wallace (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
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.

THE LEADERS
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.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Elmira on Sunday, Dec. 15. Game time is 3 p.m.