Muhlenberg prevails in OT

Michael Jarboe © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Michael Jarboe © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel falls in overtime for first time this season

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Spencer Liddic and Ryan Foster combined for 41 points, leading Muhlenberg to a 73-68 overtime win at McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Saturday.

Liddic led the way with a game-high 21 points for the Mules (11-8, 9-3 CC), who got 20 points from Foster and 15 from Evan Tozer.

Michael Jarboe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) led the Green Terror (8-10, 4-7 CC) with 19 points. Marcus Dyson (Scotch Plains, N.J./Union Catholic) added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County) chipped in 15 points.

Trailing by as many as 11 in the second half, McDaniel put together a 27-9 run that included holding Muhlenberg without a field goal for nearly seven minutes, taking a 52-45 lead with 9:25 to play in regulation.

The Mules, however, countered with a 13-3 burst to take a 58-55 lead on a Liddic free throw with 2:30 to play.

Liddic singlehandedly led the comeback, converting five straight points from the line to turn a two-point deficit into a three-point edge.

A Dyson jumper in the lane made it a one-point game with 2:16 on the clock before Brian Frankoski's layup with 28.3 seconds showing stretched the lead to three.

After three inbounds in the frontcourt, Jarboe canned a triple from the right wing with 8.8 on the clock to force overtime.

Justin Greenstone banked home a triple to open overtime and the visitors never trailed in the extra session to hand McDaniel its first overtime defeat in four games this season.

Muhlenberg built a 15-5 lead over the game's first 6:35 and eventually stretched the lead to 16 on back-to-back Foster 3-pointers that made it a 27-11 game with 5:27 to play in the first half.

The Green Terror netted nine of the stanza's final 11 points to trim the deficit to 29-20 at intermission.

The Mules connected on 27 of their 38 attempts from the charity stripe in the game, including 21 of 31 in the second half and overtime. McDaniel went to the line just 25 times, hitting 14.

The Green Terror returns to action at Johns Hopkins on Monday. Game time is 7 p.m.