Jones, McKay lead McDaniel past Johns Hopkins for eighth straight win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) netted a career high-tying 22 points to lead McDaniel to a 65-49 Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball victory over Johns Hopkins on Wednesday.

            Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Green Terror (12-3, 7-1 CC), who notched its eighth straight win to match the program record, originally set during the 1964-65 season. The win, coupled with a 73-66 win by No. 22 Gettysburg at 24th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, also allowed McDaniel to keep pace with the Bullets for the top spot in the conference.
            Andrew Farber-Miller paced the Blue Jays (10-5, 5-3 CC) with 13 points.
            After a back-and-forth opening seven minutes, a Kevin Henry (Potomac, Md./Bullis School) putback with 12:51 to play knotted the game at 9-all and sparked a 10-2 run over the next 2 minutes, 28 seconds to open a 6-point advantage.
            Trailing 21-15 with 8:27 to play, Johns Hopkins tallied the next six points keyed by a Tim McCarty layup at the other end.
            Knotted at 23, Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntington Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) hit a layup and Henry drained a triple to stretch the lead to five before a Pat O’Connell layup cut the deficit to three at the break.
            A Farber-Miller basket 30 seconds into the second half trimmed the deficit to one but that’s as close as the Blue Jays would get.
            Clinging to a 32-31 lead, four straight points from McKay keeped a 10-2 run that stretched the lead to 42-33 with 9:13 to play en route to the 16-point win.
            Henry dished out a career-best six assists to go with his seven points, four rebouns and three steals.
            McDaniel returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Game time is 4 p.m.