January 5, 2013

F&M Tops Garnet

LANCASTER, Pa. – Hayk Gyokchyan scored a game-high 37 points to lead No. 17 Franklin & Marshall to an 81-58 victory over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats increased their winning streak against the Garnet to 11 straight and improved to 11-1, 6-0 CC while Swarthmore fell to 3-10, 2-4 CC. 

Gyokchyan brought his career total to 969 points and is 31 points away from being the 33rd Diplomat to reach the 1,000-point plateau. 

Swarthmore jumped out to an early 8-2 lead aided by three F&M turnovers. The Diplomats battled back and made it 13-13 at 13:20 on a Max Brewer jumper and went on a 13-2 run over the next six minutes to take a commanding 26-15 edge with 7:44 left to the break. 

The Garnet came within five, 26-21, at 5:19, but F&M outscored Swarthmore 12-4 over the final five minutes of the first to go into halftime with a 38-25 lead. 

F&M continued its dominance in the second stanza and maintained a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest. The Diplomats led by as many as 24 points and never trailed by more than 13 in the second frame. 

Gyokchyan shot 15-for-23 from the floor and went 7-for-8 from the line with six boards. Ed Early tallied 10 points with six rebounds while Brewer went 4-for-4 from the stripe for nine points. Matt Porter netted eight points and collected a game-high nine rebounds for the Diplomats. 

Will Gates led the Garnet with 23 points and Joe Keedy finished with 10. 

F&M forced 19 turnovers that resulted in 23 points and held a commanding 36-24 advantage on the glass. 

F&M starts a four-game road stretch on Monday when the Diplomats travel to No. 13 St. Mary's for a 7:00 p.m. showdown among top-25 teams.  

 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 81, SWARTHMORE 58

SWARTHMORE (3-10, 2-4 CC)

Will Gates 7-15 8-9 23; Joe Keedy 4-5 2-2 10; Jordan Federer 2-5 3-4 9; Jay Kober 1-4 3-3 5; Karl Barkley 2-4 0-1 4; Seth Liebert 2-3 0-2 4; Ethan Lee 0-3 3-4 3; Mike Argosh 0-1 0-0 0; Davis Ancona 0-2 0-0 0; Jordan Cheney 0-2 0-0 0; Matt Sharma 0-0 0-0 0; Sean Thaxter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-44 19-25 58.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (11-1, 6-0 CC)

Hayk Gyokchyan 15-23 7-8 37; Morgan Lee 4-6 4-6 13; Ed Early 3-5 4-7 10; Max Brewer 2-3 4-4 9; Matt Porter 3-5 2-4 8; Jon Salandra 1-4 0-0 2; Brandon Beckford 1-4 0-1 2; Shawn Hines 0-0 0-0 0; Cedric Moune 0-0 0-0 0; Devin Figueroa 0-3 0-0 0; Kaleb Faison 0-1 0-0 0; Terrel Phelps 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-55 21-30 81.

Swarthmore....................   25   33  -   58

Franklin & Marshall...........   38   43  -   81

3-point goals--Swarthmore 3-16 (Jordan Federer 2-3; Will Gates 1-6; Jay Kober 0-2; Karl Barkley 0-2; Seth Liebert 0-1; Ethan Lee 0-1; Mike Argosh 0-1), Franklin & Marshall 2-11 (Max Brewer 1-2; Morgan Lee 1-2; Devin Figueroa 0-3; Terrel Phelps 0-1; Hayk Gyokchyan 0-3). 

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

Rebounds--Swarthmore 24 (Will Gates 5), Franklin & Marshall 36 (Matt Porter 9). 

Assists- Swarthmore 6 (Karl Barkley 2), Franklin & Marshall 16 (Max Brewer 4). 

Total fouls--Swarthmore 22, Franklin & Marshall 17. 

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

A-1207 

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