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McWilliams records 30, including game-winner

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

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel built a 21-point lead but then needed a late 3-pointer to top Muhlenberg 75-72 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Saturday.

Senior Josh McWilliams (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) matched his career high for the Green Terror (6-19, 3-15 CC) with 30 points in his final collegiate game, including hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left.

Owen McLeod led the Mules (11-14, 9-9 CC) with 23 points.

Trailing 68-63 with 4:12 to play after Muhlenberg erased a 19-point halftime lead, Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) drained a 3-pointer with 2:52 showing to cut the deficit to two.

A pair of Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon) 3-pointers around a Ryan Gaynor layup gave McDaniel a 72-70 lead with 1:25 remaining.

Two Erik Werheim free throws with 61 ticks remaining tied the game once again.

After a missed layup, Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) stole the ball in the backcourt and was fouled with 30.1 seconds on the clock.

Out of a timeout, the Green Terror ran the clock all the way down and Cannon drove to the elbow and kicked back out to McWilliams, who swished his sixth triple from the top of the arc.

McDaniel tipped the ensuing long pass away to hold on for the win.

McLeod scored the Mules' first 17 points and helped the visitors build a lead as large as seven through the first seven minute.

A McWilliams jumper with 13:21 to play in the opening half, made it a 17-13 game and ignited a 26-1 run that gave the Green Terror a 39-18 lead with 3:40 showing en route to a 47-28 halftime advantage.

Trailing 52-31 Nigel Long drained a trey with 17:13 remaining in the second half to spark a 28-7 run, tying the game at 59-all with 6:50 showing.

Lang finished with 17 points while Cannon added six points, five rebounds, eight assists and four steals. DJ Harper (Glenn Dale, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and Bamasa Bailor (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) led the way on the glass with eight and seven rebounds, respectively.

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McDaniel vs. Muhlenberg MBB, 2/17/18
Feb 17, 2018

The final 30 seconds of a 75-72 McDaniel win over Muhlenberg on Senior Day.

McWilliams tallies 15
February 14, 2018 McWilliams tallies 15
McWilliams nets 26
February 10, 2018 McWilliams nets 26
McWilliams tallies 16
February 3, 2018 McWilliams tallies 16
Lang nets 18
January 31, 2018 Lang nets 18
McWilliams nets 17
January 27, 2018 McWilliams nets 17
McWilliams tallies 22
January 25, 2018 McWilliams tallies 22
Young tallies 11 points
January 14, 2018 Young tallies 11 points
Kwiatkowski tallies 13
January 6, 2018 Kwiatkowski tallies 13
Ray records double-double
December 30, 2017 Ray records double-double
McWilliams tallies 21
December 17, 2017 McWilliams tallies 21
McWilliams nets 15
November 30, 2017 McWilliams nets 15
Duvall tallies eight points
November 21, 2017 Duvall tallies eight points