Rudd, Perry combine for 32

Phillip Perry  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Phillip Perry 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

CARLISLE, Pa. - Dickinson built a 40-19 halftime advantage before holding on to defeat McDaniel 75-58 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Thursday.

Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) led the Green Terror (11-9, 5-8 CC) with 17 points while Phillip Perry (Crownsville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) added 15 points.

Gerry Wixted led the Red Devils (15-5, 10-3 CC) with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Behind baskets from three different players, Dickinson built a 7-0 lead through the game's first 2:03.

A Nic Martin (Hagerstown, Md./St. Maria Goretti) hit a jumper just over two minutes later to close the deficit to 10-4 before the Red Devils put together a 26-11 run over the next nine minutes to built a 36-15 advantage en route to a 40-19 halftime lead.

Trailing 46-25, Perry and Martin each canned triples around a Wixted layup to spark a span in which the Green Terror put together a 27-15 stretch to close within single digits.

Rudd drilled a 3-pointer with 5:33 on the clock to cap the rally but it was as close as McDaniel could get.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.