Washington Eclipses Last Year's Conference Win Total
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Junior forward Dallas Marshall (Germantown, Md./Clarksburg) scored a game-high 21 points to match his career-high as host Washington College topped visiting Muhlenberg, 74-65, on Monday night in a Centennial Conference men's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shoremen improve to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in the Centennial, while the Mules fall to 8-9 and 5-5 respectively.
Washington College 74 Muhlenberg 65
How It Happened
- Trailing 19-17, Washington scored the next nine points to take a 26-19 lead with 7:36 left in the first half on a layup by Alec Lewis.
- Muhlenberg scored 10 of the final 15 points of the first half to trim the Washington lead from 30-21 to 35-31 at half. Nate Henty Brown canned a three with two ticks left to cap the scoring in the first 20 minutes.
- The Shoremen took a 51-41 lead with 14:57 remaining in the second half on a layup by Barry McCormick before the Mules went on a 12-2 run to knot the game at 53-53 with 10:20 to go on a Nicholas Chudy triple.
- Marshall would give Washington the lead for the rest of the game 25 seconds later on a pair of free throws to give the hosts a 55-53 lead.
- After Marshall netted a lay-in to give the Shoremen a 66-59 cushion with 2:30 remaining, the Mules scored five of the next points to trim the lead to 67-64 with 1:02 left on a Spencer Duke free throw.
- On Washington's next possession, Josh Porteous was able to find to Marshall in the left corner and the he drained the three-pointer to give Washington a 70-64 lead with 34 ticks left. The Mules drew no closer as WC hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds to ice the win.
For The Shoremen (8-9, 4-6 CC)
- Marshall (21 points, eight rebounds and three assists), Tray Wright (14 points, team-best nine boards and three helpers), Daniel Brown (11 points and six rebounds)
- The Shoremen shot 44% (23-for-52) from the floor, 25% (3-for-12) from three-point range and 81% (25-for-31) from the foul line.
- Washington outscored the Mules in second chance points (11-8) and held a 41-36 advantage of the glass.
- The Shoremen had 17 turnovers.
For Muhlenberg (8-9, 5-5 CC)
- Matt Gnias (16 points, four assists and game-best four steals), Dan Gaines (16 points and four assists), Erik Werheim (10 points and contest-high 10 rebounds)
- The Mules shot 39% (24-for-62) from the floor, 19% (5-for-27) from three-point range and 55% (12-for-22) from the free throw stripe.
- Muhlenberg outscored WC 24-11 in points off of turnovers, 38-30 in points in the paint, 2-0 in transition points and 20-13 in bench points.
- The Mules had 15 turnovers in the contest.
- Marshall was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game on the Goose Nation TV webcast of the game. His other 21-point outing was on December 10, 2016 versus Haverford.
- With tonight's win, the Shoremen snap a seven-game losing streak to Muhlenberg with the team's last win over the Mules coming on January 17, 2015 in a 77-76 win.
- Washington also tops last year's total for conference wins with tonight's victory.
1/24 v. McDaniel – 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Teams split the season series a season ago, each winning at home.