Saturday, February 09, 2008

Saturday's Basketball aCCtion

Men's Basketball
It was quite a Saturday afternoon around the Conference with four games decided by a total of 12 points, including two that took an extra five minutes to determine a winner. Ursinus, ranked 21st nationally, survived a scare from McDaniel before coming away with a 68-66 victory. Nick Shattuck scored a game-high 23 points for the Bears in a game that featured 12 ties and nine lead changes. Gettysburg clinched a playoff berth with a 66-62 win at Muhlenberg. Corey Dorsey scored a game-high 24 points for the Bullets, while Andrew Powers had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Scott Weisenfeld's only basket of the game proved to be the difference as Johns Hopkins downed Haverford, 64-63, in overtime. The game featured 17 lead changes and 14 ties before Weisenfeld's bucket with :04 left gave the Jays the margin of victory. Tom Leszczynski scored 25 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as Dickinson defeated Swarthmore, 74-69, in overtime. The Red Devils overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 3:39 of regulation. Derek Hines scored a game-high 22 points as Franklin & Marshall knocked off Washington, 75-57, in the most lopsided game of the day. The Diplomats shot 54.7 percent from the field in evening their CC record.

Women's Basketball
Four of the top five teams in the Conference all posted victories Saturday, including three triumphs on the road. Dickinson remained in first place with a 70-55 win at Swarthmore as Laura Houseal led all scorers with 18 points. Sarah Meisenberg scored a team-high 20 points and scored the game-winning basket with 39 ticks left on the clock as Franklin & Marshall defeated Washington, 60-58. Ashley Lyles and Whitney Snoops scored 13 points apiece as McDaniel went on the road and defeated Ursinus, 66-56. Carolyn Konstanzer led all scorers with 19 points for the Bears. Johns Hopkins used a 23-2 first-half run to take command and defeat Haverford, 67-45. Kristin Phillips scored eight of her game-high 16 points during the stretch. Courtney Fields had a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds as Gettysburg defeated Bryn Mawr, 71-28. The Bullets held the Owls to just 17 percent shooting from the field.

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