January 17, 2009
McDaniel downs Haverford for seventh straight win
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) led four players in double figures with 15 points to lift McDaniel to a 62-51 Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball victory over Haverford on Saturday.
With the victory, the Green Terror (11-3, 6-1 CC) extended its current winning streak to seven games – its longest such stretch since the squad won a program-record eight straight during the 1964-65 season – and remained in a tie for first place in the CC standings.
Brent Anderson led the Fords (5-8, 2-5 CC) with a game-high 22 points. Sam Permutt finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.
After a back-and-forth first nine minutes, Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) hit the first of two free throws to knot the game at 8-all with 10:37 on the first-half clock before Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntington Valley, Md./Lower Moreland) hit a layup with 8:11 showing to give his team the lead for good.
A Jones 3-pointer stretched the lead to five before Haverford clawed to within one twice over the next four minutes of the half.
Five points from Jones, including his second of three triples, coupled with a Finch layup accounted for a 7-0 burst that gave the Green Terror a 22-14 lead with 3:03 to play in the opening stanza.
A Ryan Finch (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon) 3-pointer on a Sarris-Grau kickout just before the shot clock expired gave the hosts a 25-18 lead entering the locker room.
The Fords closed to within 34-29 with 14:38 to play in the contest before Joseph Potucek (Germantown, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) hit a layup to spark a 9-2 burst to open up a 12-point advantage with 9:18 showing.
The Green Terror extended the lead to as many as 15 down the stretch en route to the 11-point win.
Finch netted 13 points for McDaniel while Chad Arrington (Randallstown, Md./Randallstown) and T.J. Odunlami (Columbia, Md./Atholton) added 11 points apiece. Nine of Odunlami’s points came from the charity stripe. Arrington added seven rebounds and four steals while Finch dished out four helpers.
McDaniel returns to action at home at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.