January 9, 2010

#13 Diplomats Cruise by the Garnet

Box Score

SWARTMORE, Pa. - Four players scored in double-figures for # 13 Franklin & Marshall as the Diplomats defeated Swarthmore 75-51 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The win marks the fifth-straight for F&M as it improved to 10-2 (4-1 CC). Swarthmore fell to 2-10 (1-4 CC) on the season.

The Diplomats trailed 14-11 at the 13:00 mark, before they went on 26-10 run to take a 37-24 lead into halftime. Steve Tolliver scored 15, of his career-high 17, points in the stanza. Tolliver finished the day shooting 70% from field and 3-for-4 from behind the arc.

F&M started the second half in the same fashion they ended the first, outscoring the Garnet 33-7 in the first 15 minutes of the period. Mike Baker's layup at 5:26 gave the Diplomats their largest lead at 29 points.

Anthony Brooks scored a team-high 18 points, shooting 6-for-11 from the floor, 2-for-3 from downtown and a perfect 4-for-4 from the line. James McNally matched Tolliver with 17 points. McNally finished 8-for-15 from the field. Baker added 10 points and pulled down a team-high eight boards.

The Garnet were led by freshmen Will Gates' game-high 27 points. Gates shot 47% from the field and 3-for-7 from three-point land. He added a team-high seven boards. No other Garnet scored in double-figures.

F&M outscored the Garnet 18-4 in fast break points while shooting an efficient 50 percent from the field. The Diplomats held a 39-26 advantage on the glass and got 26 points from their bench.

Franklin & Marshall returns to the court on Tuesday when the Diplomats travel to Muhlenberg for an 8:00 p.m. tip-off.


FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 75, SWARTHMORE 51

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (10-2, 4-1 CC)
Anthony Brooks 6-11 4-4 18; James McNally 8-15 1-2 17; Steve Tolliver 7-10 0-0 17; Mike Baker 5-8 0-0 10; Max Brewer 1-2 0-0 3; Kevin Henry 0-0 2-2 2; Hayk Gyokchyan 0-3 2-2 2; David Balderston 1-1 0-0 2; Brandon Beckford 1-2 0-0 2; Georgio Milligan 1-4 0-0 2; Sal Salvati 0-1 0-0 0; Dontae Johnson 0-1 0-0 0; Ty Savastio 0-1 0-1 0; Nick Mraz 0-0 0-0 0; Justin Driver 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 9-11 75.

SWARTHMORE (2-10, 1-4 CC)
Will Gates 10-21 4-5 27; Ryan Carmichael 3-10 1-1 7; Michael Giannangeli 1-2 1-2 4; Danny Walker 1-3 1-2 3; Marc Rogalski 0-0 3-4 3; Sam Lacy 1-5 0-0 2; Jordan Martinez 0-8 2-4 2; Andrew Greenblatt 1-1 0-0 2; Sean Conroe 0-1 1-3 1; Eugene Prymak 0-0 0-0 0; Ramsey Walker 0-1 0-1 0; Matt Allen 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 17-53 13-23 51.

Franklin & Marshall...........   37   38  -   75
Swarthmore....................  24   27  -   51

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 6-11 (Steve Tolliver 3-4; Anthony Brooks 2-3; Max Brewer 1-2; Hayk Gyokchyan 0-1; Sal Salvati 0-1), Swarthmore 4-13 (Will Gates 3-7; Michael Giannangeli 1-1; Sam Lacy 0-1; Jordan Martinez 0-1; Matt Allen 0-1; Ryan Carmichael 0-2).

Fouled out--Franklin & Marshall-None, Swarthmore-None.

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 39 (Mike Baker 8), Swarthmore 26 (Will Gates 7).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 21 (Georgio Milligan 6), Swarthmore 13 (Jordan Martinez 3; Sam Lacy 3).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 19, Swarthmore 14.

Technical fouls--Franklin & Marshall-None, Swarthmore-Will Gates.

A-236