#16 Blue Jays Rally to Nip Shoremen in OT, 86-83

#16 Blue Jays Rally to Nip Shoremen in OT, 86-83
Four Shoremen Score in Double Figures
 
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting #16 Johns Hopkins erased a 19-point second-half deficit and edged the host Washington College men's basketball team, 86-83, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Cain Athletic Center.


Johns Hopkins 86 Washington College 83

How It Happened
- Washington jumped out to a 9-2 lead at the 17:16 mark but Johns Hopkins rattled off 12 consecutive points to claim their largest lead of the game, 14-9, with 13:14 left.
- Senior guard Austin Allen brought the hosts even at 16 after converting a jumper at the 8:13 mark and then swished another jumper with 7:04 left to put the Shoremen ahead for good in the half.  Junior guard Cole Storm drained a trifecta to make it 21-16 with 6:32 remaining, capping a 10-0 run for the hosts.
- The visitors trimmed the deficit to 25-24 after junior guard Conner Delaney converted a driving layup with 3:41 on the clock, however, Washington scored the next seven points to extend their lead to 32-24 at the 2:38 mark.  Junior forward Daniel Brown ignited the run with a layup, freshman forward Patrick Devitt made a pair from the line and senior forward Alec Lewis connected on a long-range bomb to complete the stretch.
- The Shoremen, who shot 58.3 percent (14-for-24) in the stanza, settled for a 35-30 advantage at the break and were paced by Lewis' eight points.
- The Blue Jays closed to within 35-32 early in the second half but the hosts answered with seven straight points to claim their first double-digit lead at 42-32 at the 17:15 mark, following a pair of free throws by Allen.
- The hosts widened their lead to 19 points at 54-35 with 12:16 left in the contest.  Senior forward Dallas Marshall scored five straight points after the visitors were within seven points, staking the Shoremen to a 47-35 lead at the 15:41 mark.  Brown followed with a tip-in and a jumper and Allen converted a layup and a free throw to cap the stretch.
- Washington still led by 19, 60-41, with just 9:45 remaining but the visitors tightened up on the defensive end and scored 11 straight points to inch within 60-52 with 6:55 left in regulation.  Sophomore guard Braeden Johnson went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe and junior guard Joey Kern connected on a triple to highlight the run for the Blue Jays.
- The Shoremen still held a 68-60 advantage with just 2:22 remaining after a layup by Lewis, however, the visitors went on a 10-4 spurt to close within 72-70 with exactly one minute remaining.  
- The hosts looked like they would hold off the Blue Jays after junior guard Derrick Carter calmly swished both of his free throw attempts to make it 76-71 with twenty-eight seconds left, but Delaney hit a three-pointer and Carson James scored off a turnover to knot the contest at 76 with ten seconds left.
- Carter had an opportunity to win the game for Washington in regulation with a driving layup but sophomore forward Tom Quarry came up with a rejection and Kern misfired on a three-pointer at the buzzer.
- Brown scored inside and Carter drilled a triple to spot the Shoremen an 81-78 advantage with 3:16 left in overtime. The hosts took their biggest lead of the extra session at 82-78 after Lewis made one of two from the line with 2:57 left.
- Johns Hopkins responded as James completed a conventional three-point play and Kern delivered a trifecta to give the Blue Jays an 84-83 advantage with 1:51 remaining.
- Washington misfired on their final three field goal attempts and the visitors hit 2-of-4 from the line to account for the final points of the contest.

For the Shoremen (3-10 Overall, 1-5 Centennial Conference)
- Lewis (17 points, seven rebounds), Allen (17 points, five rebounds), Marshall (14 points, 4-for-4 from three-point range), Brown (13 points), Dilyn Becker (team-high nine rebounds).
- The Shoremen shot 50.0% (28-for-56) from the floor in the loss, 47.1 percent (8-for-17), and shot 57.6% (19-for-33) at the free throw line.
- Washington's bench outscored the Blue Jays reserves by a 22-15 margin.

For #16 Johns Hopkins (11-2 Overall, 5-1 Centennial Conference)
- Delaney (game-high 29 points and six assists), Johnson (15 points), Kern (14 points), Tom Quarry (nine points, nine rebounds).
- The Blue Jays shot 42.9% (27-for-63) from the floor in the win, 26.9% (7-for-26) from three point range, and 75.8% (25-for-33) at the free throw line.
- Johns Hopkins forced a game-high 19 turnovers and outscored the Shoremen by a 36-26 margin inside the paint.

Notes
- Allen was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game.

Up Next for the Shoremen
1/15 v. McDaniel - 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game).