Shoremen Rally to Down Gophers, 62-55

Shoremen Rally to Down Gophers, 62-55

Marshall Notches Fourth Career Double-Double and First of the Season

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College outscored visiting Goucher 33-21 in the second half to come away with a 62-55 win on Monday night in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Shoremen improve to 4-5 overall, while the Gophers fall to 1-7.

Washington College 62 Goucher 55

How It Happened
- Goucher took a 6-0 lead just 2:01 into the first half on a fast break layup by Cameron Issacs
- Washington countered with an 11-4 run to grab an 11-10 lead with 12:26 to go in the first half on a three-pointer by Kevin McCormick.
- The Shoremen led 24-21 with 4:56 remaining following a lay-in by Rob Goyena III before the Gophers rallied to outscore the Shoremen, 13-5, the rest of the half to take a 34-29 lead into halftime.  Pat Goralski gave Goucher the lead for the rest of the half on a layup with 3:40 to go at 25-24.
- In the second half, the Shoremen scored the first six points to grab a 35-34 edge on transition lay-in by Austin Allen.
- Trailing 42-38, the guests went on a 9-2 run to take a 47-44 lead with 12:01 left on a triple by Timmy O'Ferrell.
- Washington would score the next seven points to take the lead for good at 51-47 on a three by Josh Porteous with 10:38 left.
- Down 56-50, Goucher scored five straight points to trim the hosts lead to just one at 56-55 with 6:03 left on a Gabe Ceribelli layup.
- The Ceribelli lay-in would be the last points Goucher scored in the game as Washington scored a field goal and hit four free throws to end the game on a 6-0 run.  Alec Lewis began the game-finishing run with a jumper in the paint with 2:15 remaining and the hosts hit their four from the line in the last 39 ticks. 
- In the final 6:03 of the game, Goucher was able to just get off three field goals and turned it over five times.

For The Shoremen (4-5)
- Dallas Marshall (10 points and 10 rebounds), Lewis (10 points, two steals and two blocks), Porteous (game-best four assists)
- The Shoremen shot 35% (23-for-65) from the floor, 40% (8-for-20) from three-point range and 42% (8-for-19) from the foul line. 
- Washington outscored the Gophers in points off turnovers (14-6), bench points (29-13) and second chance points (17-10).
- The Shoremen had just 10 turnovers.

For Goucher (1-7)
- Goralski (game-bests of 14 points, 11 boards and three steals), Ceribelli (11 points and two steals), Issacs (three assists and two steals), Dwayne Morton (three helpers)
- The Gophers shot 42% (21-for-50) from the floor, 29% (5-for-17) from three-point range and 89% (8-for-9) from the free throw stripe.    
- Goucher outscored Washington 28-26 in points in the paint and 9-2 in transition, while holding a 39-38 edge in rebounds.
- The Gophers had 19 turnovers in the contest.

Notes
- Marshall was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game on the Goose Nation TV webcast of the game.  He notched his first double-double of the year and had three last season.
- Ceribelli played for the Shoremen for three semesters, the entire 2015-16 season and the first semester in 2016-17.

Up Next
12/5 @ Muhlenberg – 7:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)