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McWilliams tallies 16

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

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Swarthmore scored seven of the eight points in the final minute to break a 53-all deadlock and defeat McDaniel 60-54 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action on Saturday.

Josh McWilliams (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) led four players in double figures for the Green Terror (4-17, 1-3 CC) with 16 points. Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) added 11 points while Andy Kwiatkowski (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) and Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) chipped in 10 points each.

Ryan Ingram was the only player to reach double figures with 14 points for the seventh-ranked Garnet (18-3, 12-2 CC), who were held to a season-low 60 points – 19 points below its season average.

Trailing 53-48, Kwiatkowski hit a jumper to make it a one-possession game with 3:43 to play.

Two Lang free throws 30 seconds later cut the deficit to one before Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon) hit the front end of a 1-and-1 with 1:00 showing to tie the game.

Ingram swished a 3-pointer from the top of the arc on the hosts' next possession for a three-point lead with 44.8 seconds left.

Cannon hit one free throw on the next Green Terror possession before the Garnet hit four of its final six free-throw attempts to escape with the win.

Swarthmore jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 57 seconds before triples from Lang and Kwiatkowski helped McDaniel counter with a 14-3 run to take a six-point lead with 14:28 remaining in the opening half.

A pair of Robbie Walsh layups keyed a 7-0 run for the Garnet before the Green Terror once again took a six-point lead.

Two Nate Shafer free throws with 3:26 on the clock sparked a 10-0 run before McWilliams hit a layup in the final second of the half to make it a 31-29 game at the intermission.

Swarthmore led by as many as five in the opening four minutes of the second half.

A Lang trey, however, gave McDaniel a 43-41 lead. McWilliams stretched the lead to 48-45 before an 8-0 burst gave the hosts its late five-point lead.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Washington (Md.) on Wednesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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