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Ray nets 12 points in season-opening win

Isaac Ray (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Isaac Ray (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

MEDIA, Pa. – McDaniel rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat Penn State-Brandywine 66-62 in the men's basketball season opener for both teams on Wednesday.

Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon) netted 12 points to lead the Green Terror (1-0), who had three players reach double digits. Ray also handed out five assists.

Terrance Brown led the Lions (0-1) with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Trailing 36-30 at halftime, Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Mancheter Valley) hit a layup 70 seconds in to the second half to spark a 10-0 run and give McDaniel a 40-36 advantage before three minutes had elapsed.

Five straight points from Anthony Lattanzi and a Donte Winfield layup put the hosts back in front by three with 15:02 to play.

Penn State Brandywine netted seven straight points to take a 52-46 lead with 8:05 to play but Cannon once again sparked a Green Terror run with a layup. The visitors tallied six straight to once again take a two-point lead.

After Brown and Benjamin Young (Grasonville, Md./Kent Island) traded baskets, Ray drained a triple to put McDaniel in front 59-54 with 3:04 to play.

Five straight points from Brown once again tied the game but Ray drilled another trey and DJ Harper (Glenn Dale, Md./Riverdale Baptist) hit a layup for another five-point lead.

Winfield converted a three-point play but Harper finished a feed from Cannon with 10 seconds left to seal the win.

The Lions jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first 5:19 and still held the 10-point advantage midway through the opening half before a Harper three-point play with 9:48 remaining sparked a 9-2 burst that trimmed the margin to 23-20 just 2:21 later.

Penn State Brandywine maintained a lead between one and eight points through the remainder of the half.

Devon Duvall (New Oxford, Pa./New Oxford) chipped in 11 points off the bench while Harper added 10 points and nine rebounds. Josh McWilliams (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) added nien points and nine boards.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Lynchburg on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.


McWilliams tallies 15
February 14, 2018 McWilliams tallies 15
McWilliams nets 26
February 10, 2018 McWilliams nets 26
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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