Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday's Basketball aCCtion

The race for the top spot in the Conference became a lot tighter as Johns Hopkins knocked off Dickinson, 61-60. Britni Lonesome made one of two free throws with :01 remaining to cap a comeback from 11 points down for the Blue Jays. Ursinus moved a half-game behind the Red Devils in the standings with a 62-53 win against Swarthmore. Carolyn Konstanzer (24) and Alex Shivers (18) combined for 42 points for the Bears in the victory. Muhlenberg and McDaniel are just a game back after posting wins. The Mules scored 55 second-half points to down Washington, 83-57. The Green Terror received 16 points from Robbin Gregg and 14 from Ashley Lyles in an 81-56 win at Bryn Mawr. Gettysburg downed Haverford, 64-46, for the 250th career win for head coach Mike Kirkpatrick.

Ursinus survived a major challenge from Swarthmore in downing the Garnet, 88-85. Nick Shattuck had 27 points for the Bears in game that saw 16 lead changes and 10 ties. Gettysburg kept pace with the front-running Bears with a 77-63 win against visiting Haverford. Dan Capkin and Corey Dorsey combined for 41 points for the Bullets. Brett Foelber scored 18 of his season-best 25 points after intermission as McDaniel edged Franklin & Marshall, 82-78, in overtime. The win is the third straight for the Terror over the Diplomats - the first time that has occurred since McDaniel (then Western Maryland) won four straight from F&M in 1960-63. Johns Hopkins shot 58 percent from the floor in the second half as the Blue Jays turned back Dickinson, 74-53. Four players hit double figures for JHU, led by Doug Polster's 16 points. Muhlenberg withstood a late Washington rally to down the visiting Shoremen, 73-69. Ryan Foster led the Mules with 18 points.

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