Bullets Pull Away From Shoremen, 86-70

Bullets Pull Away From Shoremen, 86-70

B. McCormick Sets Career-High With 13 Points and Porteous Also Scores 13

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host Gettysburg scored 41 of the game's final 66 points, and had five players score in double figures, to break a 45-45 tie to record an 86-70 win over visiting Washington College on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at Bream Gym.  The Bullets improve to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Centennial, while the Shoremen drop to 2-5 and 0-3 respectively.

Gettysburg 86 Washington College 70

How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored eight of the game's first 12 points to take an 8-4 lead 3:08 into the game on a three-pointer by Josh Porteous
- Gettysburg would answer with seven straight points to take an 11-8 lead with 13:06 left in the first half on a lay-in by Avery Close.  The Bullets would lead by as many as seven points at 24-17 following a three by Alec Warren with 7:19 remaining in the opening stanza.    
- Washington would respond by outscoring Gettysburg 21-12 to take a 38-36 lead with 14 seconds left on a layup by Tas Dixon.  The Bullets got the last possession of the half and following a blocked shot out of bounds, Matt England canned a fade away jumper from the right side to tie the game at half 38-38.
- In the second half, the Bullets broke a 45-45 tie to take the lead for good on a Nick Lord lay-in with 13:54 to go.    
- Leading 57-55 following a jumper by the Shoremen's Porteous, the Bullets went on a 14-3 run to take a 71-58 lead with 3:11 remaining on a Nick Antolini triple.
- The closest Washington would get the rest of the way was eight points at 71-63 with 2:37 left on a Porteous bucket.

For The Shoremen (2-5, 0-3 CC)
- Barry McCormick (13 points to set career-high and tie for squad-best), Porteous (13 points), Dixon (10 points and game-best six assists), Dallas Marshall (team-high seven rebounds and two blocks to lead all participants).
- The Shoremen outscored the Bullets in bench points, 37-16.
- The Shoremen shot 38% (26-for-68) from the floor, 34% (11-for-32) from three-point range and 47% (7-for-15) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 10 turnovers while forcing 15 Gettysburg turnovers.

For Gettysburg (2-4, 1-2 CC)
- England (game-bests of 21 points and 11 rebounds and team-high five assists), Antolini (career-high 19 points), Lord (16 points), Danny Duffey (10 points), Close (10 points).
- The Bullets shot 52% (27-for-52) from the floor, 42% (8-for-19) from three-point range and 77% (24-for-31) from the free throw stripe. 
- Gettysburg outscored Washington 36-20 in points in the paint, 15-12 in points off of turnovers and 6-0 in transition points.
- The hosts held a 44-34 edge on the glass.

Notes
- Both teams scored 10 second chance points in the game.

Up Next
12/4 @ Shenandoah – 5:00 p.m. (Non-conference game)