COLLEGEVILLE, Md. – Chad Arrington (Randallstown, Md./Randallstown) netted 14 points, including five in the waning minutes to help McDaniel upend 21st-ranked Ursinus 84-72 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (8-3, 3-1 CC) jumped out to a 36-29 halftime advantage en route to handing the Bears (6-5, 2-2 CC) their fourth straight loss overall and first in Collegeville since late in the 2006-07 season.
Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) and Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) led McDaniel with 16 points apiece while John Noonan paced Ursinus with 25 points.
Trailing 10-9 on a Keith Page layup with 12:34 remaining in the first half, Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) hit a layup of his own to start a 7-0 run, giving McDaniel a 16-10 lead with 10:35 remaining in the first half – an advantage it would not relinquish.
The Green Terror stretched the lead to as many as eight on three different occasions in the first half en route to a seven-point edge at the intermission.
A Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) 3-pointer 18 seconds out of the locker room pushed the lead to double digits for the first time.
After a Kevin Henry (Potomac, Md./Bullis School) jumper gave McDaniel a 59-46 lead with 9:18 showing, the Bears netted the next five points to close the deficit to eight.
Noonan hit a triple with 4:29 on the clock pulled the hosts within 68-61 but could get no closer down the stretch.
The Green Terror, who shot 58.1 percent from the line in the game, hit 9 of 12 free throws in the game’s final 1:34 to secure the win.
Ryan Finch (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon) recorded 10 points and six assists for McDaniel. Arrington added 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals.
The Green Terror tallied 21 assists on 31 baskets while commiting only eight turnovers.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.