WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel built a 14-point lead early in the second half and held on to defeat Gettysburg 50-46 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Wednesday.
Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) led the Green Terror (3-12, 1-8 CC) with his second double-digit scoring outing in the last three games, tallying 12 points that included going 4-for-5 from long range.
Matt England paced the Bullets (4-12, 2-7 CC) with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Behind four points from Benjamin Young (Grasonville, Md./Kent Island), McDaniel built an 8-2 lead over the game's first 3:21.
Five straight points from England keyed a 10-2 counter that gave Gettysburg a 12-10 advantage.
Trailing 17-14, Lang and Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon) drained 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to give the Green Terror the lead for good with 7:18 remaining in the opening half.
A Nick Antolini layup closed the deficit to 22-21 but a DJ Harper (Glenn Dale, Md./Riverdale Baptist) layup with 3:40 showing sparked a 7-0 close to the half.
After Luke Cooper and Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) traded baskets in the opening 1:32 of the second half, Lang canned his third triple to stretch the lead to 34-23.
The freshman drilled another trey on the next McDaniel possession for the hosts' largest lead of the game.
Four points from Cameron Stewart and an Antolini layup closed the margin to 37-29 with 14:10 to play.
Trailing 47-37, Stewart scored another four straight points to trim the deficit to 47-41 with 1:26 on the clock.
Cannon hit an elbow jumper late in the shot clock to push the lead back to eight with 52.4 seconds left.
Antoneli, however, nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing with 38.4 seconds remaining to make it a five-point game.
After McDaniel missed three front end of 1-and-1s, England drove and hit a layup with 7.2 seconds showing to make it a one-possession game.
One Andy Kwiatkowski (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) free throw with 5.8 ticks sealed the victory.
Harper added 10 points while Cannon chipped in eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.
The Green Terror returns to action at Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.