Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday's Basketball aCCtion

It was quite a night around the Conference as just one of the five games was decided by more than five points. When the dust settled, Ursinus had a two-game lead over the rest of the field which sees two games separating second and sixth place. Nick Shattuck scored a career-high 39 points to go along with a team-best 10 rebounds as the Bears dispatched Haverford, 86-56, at Gooding Arena. Ursinus shot 63.2 percent from the floor and drained 13 three-pointers. Gettysburg's Andrew Powers (pictured)scored on a put-back with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Bullets past Franklin & Marshall, 67-66. Dan Capkin led Gettysburg with 22 points, while Daniel Selig had 15 points and 10 caroms for the Diplomats. Miguel Jones scored six points in the final 48.6 seconds to hold off a late Hopkins' charge and down the Blue Jays, 59-56. It was the first back-to-back wins for the Terror at Goldfarb Gym since 1983-85. Muhlenberg rebounded from three straight road losses with a home win against Dickinson, 67-62. Darrell Roth had 20 markers to lead the Mules. The game of the night may have belonged to Swarthmore and Washington, who played their fourth double-overtime game in seven years before the Garnet came away victorious, 93-87. Ian McCormick had 29 points and 19 rebounds for Swarthmore, while Andrew Chambers poured in a game-high 33 points, including 25 after half, for the Shoremen.

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