Bears Best Shoremen, 65-58

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Ursinus College opened up a double-digit lead in the second half and topped host Washington College, 65-58, in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game tonight inside Cain Athletic Center.

Ursinus 65, Washington College 58

How It Happened
- Neither team led by more than five points in a back-and-forth first half which fittingly ended with the two teams tied with 28 points a piece. The relatively modest total of 56 combined points in the first half belied the up-tempo pace the half was played at; the two teams combined for 69 possessions over the first 20 minutes.
- The Bears used a 9-2 spurt early in the second half to open up a 37-32 lead on a Ryan McTamney lay-up with 16:08 remaining. A McTamney jumper with 14:42 showing gave Ursinus the biggest lead of the game at that point at 43-37. A George Gordon lay-up with 10:38 left upped that biggest margin to eight for a 49-41 Ursinus advantage.
- A three-pointer by Eric Williams, Jr. provided the Bears with their first double-digit lead of the game at 54-43 with 8:24 to go. Ursinus then led by at least eight points until Barry McCormick sank two free throws with 1:43 to go to get the Shoremen back to within six at 60-54.
- Dallas Marshall got the Shoremen back to within four at 60-56 with a lay-up with 38 seconds to go. The Shoremen then sent Williams to the line for the Bears with 36 seconds remaining, where he sank both free throws for a 62-56 lead. A pair of McTamney free throws with 29 seconds left upped the margin to 64-56. Josh Porteous made a pair of free throws for the Shoremen with 21 seconds to go, but Ryan Hughes sank one of his own for Ursinus with 18 seconds remaining to provide the final margin of 65-58. 

For the Shoremen (3-4, 0-2 Centennial Conference)
- Porteous (13 points); Alec Lewis (12 points, 7 rebounds); Marshall (8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals)
- The Shoremen shot 28% from the field, 3-for-17 from three-point range, and 19-for-28 at the free-throw line. Washington turned the ball over 15 times, but forced 25 Ursinus turnovers.

For Ursinus (4-2, 2-0 Centennial Conference)
- McTamney (25 points, 4-for-5 three-pointers, 6 rebounds); Gordon (11 points); Shane Stark (8 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals)
- The Bears shot 43% from the field, 5-for-12 from three-point range, and 14-for-18 at the foul line. The Bears held a 44-39 rebounding advantage.

Notes
- Lewis was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game.

Up Next
12/1 v. Johns Hopkins - 3 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)