McDaniel leads wire-to-wire for big win

Louis Sarris-Grau © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Louis Sarris-Grau © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Sarris-Grau scores 21 to lead Green Terror to 69-44 win over Haverford

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) recorded a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season, leading McDaniel to a 69-44 victory over Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Tuesday.

Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) and Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) added 15 and 11 points, respectively, for the Green Terror (7-5, 3-2 CC), who recorded its first victory by more than nine points this season and snapped its three-game skid in the process.

Cameron Baker led the Fords (4-8, 2-4 CC) with 12 points.

Joseph Potucek (Germantown, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) staked McDaniel to a 2-0 lead just 1:50 into the game and Jarboe connected on a 3-pointer 68 seconds later to make it a 5-0 game and the Green Terror never trailed.

Ian Goldberg answered Jarboe's triple with a trey of his own to get Haverford on the board.

Clinging to a 9-7 lead, Jones hit a free with 13:12 to play in the first half to spark an 11-2 run that gave the hosts their first double-digit lead of the game with 7:26 showing.

A Mitch Belella (Smithsburg, Md./Maria Goretti) layup in the final minute of the half stretched the lead to 33-16 at the break.

A pair of Jarboe free throws 4:10 into the second half swelled the lead to 23 at 41-18.

The Fords got as close as 17 when a Alex Zandi layup made it a 59-42 game with 2:55 to play but McDaniel tallied 10 of the game's final 12 points for a 25-point victory.

Sarris-Grau added five assists and four steals while Jarboe chipped in four helpers and three swipes.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Ursinus on Thursday. Game time is 8 p.m.