Dixon and Lewis Tally Double-Doubles In Season Finale with Dixon Notching One In His Career Finale
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Dickinson's Chris McNeal netted a jumper to beat the buzzer to give the guests a walk-off 72-70 win over host Washington College on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference men's basketball action in the regular season finale for each squad. The Red Devils, who will travel to Ursinus for the first round of the conference tournament on Tuesday finish the regular season at 15-10 overall and 11-7 in the Centennial, while the Shoremen conclude their season at 6-19 overall and 3-15 respectively.
Dickinson 72 Washington College 70
How It Happened
- Dickinson took a 70-66 lead with 1:59 left in the second half on a jumper from the right corner by Bryce Allen. After a turnover by each team, Washington cut the lead to 70-68 on a layup by Alec Lewis with 1:14 left on a feed from Austin Allen.
- After a missed three-pointer by the Red Devils' Moses Romocki with 44 seconds left, Austin Allen got the rebound for Washington and passed the ball to Dallas Marshall who passed it back to Austin Allen and he scored the layup to level the game at 70-70 with 32 ticks left.
- On the next possession for Dickinson, Romocki's pass was deflected by Marshall and landed in the hands of Alec Lewis. Lewis then lost the ball to the Red Devils' Mike Hinckley near midcourt. Hinckley found McNeal for the jumper at the foul line and he drained the shot to beat the buzzer and give the visitors the walk-off victory.
- In the first half, the Shoremen made six of their first seven shots racing out to a 17-6 lead with 12:49 remaining on a layup by Marshall on a pass from Tas Dixon.
- Trailing 19-8, Dickinson went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 19-17 with 8:38 to go in the opening stanza on a three-pointer by Bryce Allen.
- Up 22-20, WC went scored 10 straight points to take a 32-20 lead with 3:23 left in the half on a Marshall triple.
- The Red Devils closed out the first half scoring 11 of the final 16 points to trim the deficit to 37-31 at halftime. Romocki rebounded a missed three by Bryce Allen and beat the buzzer on the layup to close out the first half scoring.
- Washington opened the second half on a 16-10 run to take a 53-41 lead with 14:43 left on a pair of free throws by Lewis.
- Dickinson would counter with a 15-3 run to tie the game at 56-56 with exactly eight minutes to go on two free throws by Hinckley.
- The Red Devils would take their first lead of the game with 4:14 left on a Romocki layup at 64-62.
- Trailing 66-63, Daniel Brown netted a conventional three-point for the Shoremen to level the game at 66-66 with 3:08 to go.
- In the next 69 seconds, Dickinson would score a pair of buckets to go ahead 70-66. Bryce Allen made it 68-66 on a layup with 2:41 to go and after a missed WC shot, Bryce Allen hit the jumper in the right corner to make it a four-point lead with 1:59 left on the clock.
For The Shoremen (6-19, 3-15 CC)
- Dixon (game-highs of 19 points and 10 assists for second career double-double), Lewis (13 points, 10 rebounds to tie for game-high and three steals), Austin Allen (10 boards to tie for game-high and game-best four steals), Marshall (15 points and game-high three blocks), Josh Porteous (12 points).
- Washington shot 44% from the floor (26-for-59), 35% from three-point range (6-for-17) and 57% from the foul line (12-for-21).
- The Shoremen scored 22 points off of 16 Dickinson turnovers and outscored the visitors 22-8 in points off of turnovers. WC committed only six turnovers.
For Dickinson (15-10, 11-7 CC)
- Justus Melton (17 points and team-high 10 rebounds to tie for game-high and a double-double), Romocki (team-bests of 18 points and two rejections), Bryce Allen (14 points and team-best six assists), Hinckley (10 points), Sam Lorenzo and McNeal (two blocks each).
- Dickinson shot 51% from the field (30-for-59), 17% from three-point territory (3-for-18) and 64% from the free throw stripe (9-for-14). The visitors shot 61% (17-for-28) from the field in the second half.
- The Red Devils held a 44-28 edge on the boards.
- Dickinson outscored Washington, 48-36, in points in the paint, 11-7, in second chance points, 8-6 in transition points and 11-3 in bench points.
- Dixon was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game.
- Today marked the final game for Dixon and student assistant coach Manny Matthews.
- The double-doubles by Dixon and Lewis were the first multiple double-doubles in a game for Washington since Sean Flanigan '15 (11 points and 10 rebounds) and Tony Hawkins '14 (19 points and 13 boards) both achieved it against Ursinus in an 87-70 win on January 14, 2014.
- Dixon had his second career double-double, the other coming on February 13, 2016 at Muhlenberg when he had 11 points and 11 assists.
- Lewis registered his first career double-double this afternoon.
- The Shoremen and the Red Devils split the season series for the first time since 2006-07 when each team won at home. WC won on December 3, 2006 (73-71), while Dickinson won on January 13, 2007 (59-56).