#22 Diplomats Survive Shoremen, 82-73

#22 Diplomats Survive Shoremen, 82-73

Winterburn Scores Career-High 16 Points for Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — 22nd-ranked Franklin & Marshall avoided an upset by overcoming a strong effort by host Washington College to post an 82-73 Centennial Conference men's basketball victory tonight inside Cain Athletic Center. 

#22 Franklin & Marshall 82, Washington College 73

How It Happened
- Neither team led by more than five points in the first half. A Josh Porteous three-pointer with 1:19 left in the opening period gave the Shoremen a 32-29 advantage at the break. The first half featured seven ties and seven lead changes.
- After Dallas Marshall opened the second half with a three-pointer to give the Shoremen a 35-29 lead, the Diplomats scored 11 of the next 13 points to take a 40-37 advantage on a three-pointer by Brandon Federici with 15:52 on the clock.
- A Porteous jumper with 11:17 left gave the Shoremen another six-point lead at 49-43, but the Diplomats scored the next seven points to regain the lead at 50-49 on a Federici lay-up with 9:35 remaining. That was part of a larger 15-4 run that gave F&M a 58-53 on a J.C. McGrath jumper with 6:22 to go.
- F&M led the rest of the way, but a Porteous three with 1:07 remaining sliced the Diplomat lead in half as the Shoremen trimmed the margin to 71-68 and called timeout. Federici then canned a triple on the other end with 53 seconds to go and McGrath scored a fast-break lay-up off a Washington miss with 31 seconds to go for the biggest lead of the game at that point at 76-68. 

For the Shoremen (4-10, 1-6 Centennial Conference)
- Mike Winterburn (career-high 16 points); Porteous (11 points); Austin Allen (9 points, 5 rebounds)
- The Shoremen shot 44% from the field, 8-for-12 from three-point range, and 68% from the foul line.
- Washington forced 20 F&M turnovers while committing 14. 

For Franklin & Marshall (12-2, 6-1 Centennial Conference)
- Federici (31 points, 10-for-10 free throws, 5 three-pointers); McGrath (13 points, 22 rebounds); Ignas Slyka (16 points, 5 assists, 4 steals);
- The Diplomats shot 50% from the field, 9-for-22 from three, and 85% at the free-throw line.
- F&M held a decisive 42-25 rebounding advantage with McGrath alone nearly matching Washington's total as a team.

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

Up Next for the Shoremen
1/14 v. Dickinson (at the Palestra - Philadelphia, Pa.) - 5:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)