Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Washington nets 21 points

Aaron Washington (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Aaron Washington (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Mt. Aloysius (2-3) 56, McDaniel (2-2) 50
What: Non-Conference men's basketball game
When:
Sunday, Nov. 25
Where: Cresson, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Mt. Aloysius jumped out to a 16-2 lead early in the game before McDaniel rallied to take a second-half lead. The Mounties, however, went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the final 1:25 to seal a 56-50 victory.

THE LEADERS
Aaron Washington (Washington, D.C./Montrose Christian) recorded his second 20-point outing of the season with 21 points.
Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) led the way on the glass with six rebounds.
Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon) added five points and three assists.

FOR THE FOES
• Carlos Palacios led the Mounties with 14 points.
• Tommy Pisula added 10 points and seven rebounds.
• Nate Christian had nine points and eight rebounds.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Behind six points from Tommy Pisula, Mt. Aloysius built a 16-2 lead in the game's first 7:48. A Mike Wallace (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) canned a 3-pointer with 11:43 on the clock to spark a 14-4 counter that closed the deficit to 20-16 with 4:28 on the clock. Aaron Washington drained back-to-back 3-pointers to cap the run.
• Six straight points from the Mounties stretched the lead back to 10 before Washington hit a jumper with 1:33 showing to trim the halftime deficit to 26-18.
• Triples from Austin Cannon, Aaron Washington and Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) keyed a 16-6 run to start the second half, giving the Green Terror its first lead with 13:03 showing. Trailing 40-29 on a Washington trey, Julian Stover hit a layup with 10:21 to play and Carlos Palacios pulled up for a triple on the break to reestablish a four-point edge for the hosts at the midway point of the half.
• Two Washington free throws evened the game at 44-all with 5:51 to play but Pisula hit two free throws of his own nearly two minutes later to regain a two-point edge. After a Josiah Jones layup, Lang hit his second triple of the game to close the deficit to 48-47 with 3:21 to play. Mt. Aloysius did not hit another field goal the rest of the way but did go 8-for-8 from the charity stripe to escape with the win.

THE INSIDE STORY
• McDaniel falls to 0-2 on the road after starting the season with two straight home wins.
• After Washington's 21 points, the other eight Green Terror players to see action combined for 29 points.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.