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McWilliams records nine points, five assists

Josh McWilliams (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Josh McWilliams (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Swarthmore started the game on a 24-2 run, topping McDaniel 80-49 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Tuesday.

Josh McWilliams (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) led the Green Terror (2-10, 0-6 CC) with nine points, five assists and four rebounds – all team bests for the hosts.

Zack Yonda netted 18 points to pace the ninth-ranked Garnet (12-1, 6-0 CC), who remains as the only undefeated team in conference play.

Zac O'Dell and Robbie Walsh traded points over the first 2:35 of the game for a 7-0 lead before a Cam Wiley 3-pointer stretched the lead to 10-0 just 3:31 into the contest.

An Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) putback made it a 10-2 game with 15:02 remaining before six Yonda points keyed another 14-0 run to stretch the lead to 22.

McWilliams hit McDaniel's second basket of the game – a 3-pointer with 7:37 to play in the opening half.

A Ryan Ingram 3-pointer from the corner just before the first-half buzzer stretched the lead to 39-14.

Swarthmore opened up a 48-18 lead with 14:28 remaining before a DJ Harper (Glenn Dale, Md./Riverdale Baptist) triple on the next Green Terror possession sparked a quick 12-4 burst but the hosts could get no closer.

Harper chipped in eight points while Cannon and Andy Kwiatkowski (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) added seven each.

The Green Terror returns to action Haverford on Thursday. Game time is 8 p.m.