Shoremen Reel Off Big Run, Hold on to Beat Blue Jays, 73-71

Allen Matches Career High with 19 Points as Shoremen Improve to 2-0 for 1st Time in 15 Years

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Host Washington College used a 32-6 run spanning portions of both halves to turn a double-digit deficit into a double-digit lead and held on for a 73-71 win over visiting Elizabethtown in a non-conference men's basketball game tonight inside Cain Athletic Center. 

Washington College 73, Elizabethtown 71

How It Happened
- The Blue Jays knocked down their first five three-point attempts and raced out to a 21-10 lead with 14:28 remaining in the first half. The Shoremen got back to within seven points on a Kevin McCormick jumper that made the score 23-16 with 11:53 to go in the period, but the Blue Jays scored the next seven points to extend the lead to 30-16 on two Bryce Greene free throws with 9:27 to go.
- A Daniel Brown put-back dunk for the Shoremen with 7:16 on the clock sparked four straight points for Washington, who cut the lead back to 10. Elizabethtown scored the next five points to grab its biggest lead of the first half on a Connor Moffatt three with 5:01 to go in the period.
- The Shoremen then reeled off a 13-2 run to end the half, narrowing the margin to 37-33 on an Austin Allen jumper with 31 seconds to go before the break.
- Washington carried that momentum into the second half, scoring the first seven points of the period to build a 40-37 lead on a Dallas Marshall lay-up with 17:32 on the clock. The lead grew to 52-41 on a Marshall lay-up with 14:13 to play for a total run of 32-6 across parts of both halves. 
- A three-pointer by Rob Goyena III gave the Shoremen their biggest lead of the game at 60-46 with 10:02 remaining. The Shoremen led by at least eight points until the final minute of the game. Michael Pastore sunk a three for the Blue Jays with 27 seconds left to get them back within five points at 72-67. After Marshall made one of two free throws for the Shoremen, Zach Nannen converted a put-back lay-up for Elizabethtown to trim the margin to four at 73-69. Tray Wright went to the line for the Shoremen with 14 seconds left, but missed both free throws. Brandon Berry drove in for a lay-up at the other end to get the Blue Jays to within two with seven seconds left. Alec Lewis went to the line for the Shoremen with five seconds left, but also missed both free throws. The Blue Jays, however, could not get a good look off afterwards as a deep and contested desperation attempt fell well short.

For the Shoremen (2-0)
- Allen (career high-tying 19 points, 8 rebounds); Marshall (17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks); Wright (11 points, 7 assists)
- The Shoremen shot 49% from the field and 6-of-15 from the three-point line, but just 15-for-32 at the free-throw line.
- Washington held a 38-26 advantage on the boards, a 34-20 advantage in points in the paint, and a 23-6 advantage in second-chance points.

For Elizabethtown (1-1)
- Ethan DuBois (16 points); Greene (13 points); Moffatt (12 points, 5 rebounds); Berry (11 points)
- The Blue Jays shot 45% from the field, 10-for-29 from three-point range, and 15-for-18 from the free-throw line. 

Notes
- Allen was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game.
- The Shoremen have now won their first two games of the season for the first time since the 2003-04 campaign when they started 3-0. 

Up Next
11/16 v. Keystone - 5 p.m. (at Case Western Reserve - Sudeck Tournament)