November 20, 2012

Diplomats Row Past Shoremen

LANCASTER, Pa. – Matt Porter matched a career-high with 18 points to lead No. 9 Franklin & Marshall to 76-57 victory over Washington in the Centennial Conference (CC) opener for both teams.  F&M remains perfect this the season at 3-0, 1-0 CC while the Shoremen stay winless with a 0-3, 0-1 CC mark. 

Porter scored the first five points of the game as the Diplomats jumped out to an early 10-2 lead. Washington battled back and came within five, 10-5, before F&M went on a 17-9 run to go up 13 points. The Shoremen put together another spurt to make it 31-25 at 3:28 and the teams traded buckets for a 37-29 halftime score. 

F&M started the second half with a 10-5 run to go up 47-34 at 15:45 and extended that lead to 19, 61-42, with 8:05 left to play. F&M maintained a double-digit lead to come away with the victory. 

Porter shot 7-for-10 from the field and went 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Jon Salandra tallied 11 points with seven boards while Ed Early finished with nine and Hayk Gyokchyan ended with eight points and eight boards. Cedric Moune netted six points and pulled down a game-high nine boards. 

Stephen Poarch paced Washington with a game-high 19 points while Sean Flanigan scored 15 and Charlie McShane finished with 10 points. 

F&M shot 52 percent from the floor while its defense limited the Shoremen to 35.2 percent. The Diplomats dominated the glass by a 41-26 margin and picked up 50 points in the paint. 

F&M takes a nine-day break and will return to action Nov. 29 when the Diplomats travel to Ursinus for a 7:00 p.m. game. 

 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 76, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 57

WASHINGTON COLLEGE (0-3, 0-1 CC)

Stephen Poarch 6-14 9-10 22; Sean Flanigan 5-15 4-5 15; Charlie McShane 3-5 4-5 10; Kevin Cunningham 4-10 0-2 8; Sean Brooks 1-5 0-0 2; Dave Knox 0-1 0-0 0; Connor Silhanek 0-0 0-0 0; Alexis Chahine 0-0 0-0 0; Pat Morgan 0-1 0-0 0; Wes Bill 0-1 0-0 0; Peter Gould 0-0 0-0 0; John Weston 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 17-22 57.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (3-0, 1-0 CC)

Matt Porter 7-10 2-5 18; Jon Salandra 4-13 3-3 11; Ed Early 2-2 5-6 9; Hayk Gyokchyan 2-5 4-5 8; Max Brewer 3-5 1-1 7; Brandon Beckford 3-6 1-1 7; Morgan Lee 2-4 2-2 6; Cedric Moune 3-5 0-1 6; Gordon Rogo 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 28-54 18-24 76.

Washington College............   29   28  -   57

Franklin & Marshall...........   37   39  -   76

3-point goals--Washington College 2-9 (Stephen Poarch 1-2; Sean Flanigan 1-4; Pat Morgan 0-1; Wes Bill 0-1; Charlie McShane 0-1), Franklin & Marshall 2-5 (Matt Porter 2-3; Max Brewer 0-1; Brandon Beckford 0-1). 

Fouled out--Washington College-Charlie McShane, Franklin & Marshall-None. 

Rebounds--Washington College 26 (Stephen Poarch 6; Kevin Cunningham 6), Franklin & Marshall 41 (Cedric Moune 9). 

Assists--Washington College 6 (Stephen Poarch 4), Franklin & Marshall 16 (Jon Salandra 4). 

Total fouls--Washington College 21, Franklin & Marshall 19. 

Technical fouls--Washington College-None, Franklin & Marshall-Hayk Gyokchyan. 

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