January 12, 2013

F&M Falls to Washington

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – No. 14 Franklin & Marshall dropped a 62-61 decision to Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The victory is the first for Washington this season and the Shoremen improved to 1-14, 1-7 CC while the Diplomats dropped to 12-3, 7-1 CC. 

F&M erased an eight-point deficit early in the second half with 12-3 run to go up 42-41 at 10:19. The teams exchanged points before Morgan Lee scored five straight to give F&M a 51-46 edge at 7:30. Washington countered and outscored the Diplomats 12-2 to lead 58-53 with 4:39 left in the game. 

Max Brewer and Lee accounted for all eight of F&M's points over the next three minutes and Brewer's trey at 1:51 put F&M within a point, 62-61, with just under two minutes left in the game. Kevin Cunningham missed two from the line on Washington's next possession and the Diplomats came up empty on their next trip down court with the Shoremen coming away with the ball with 1:05 to play. 

Washington took up most of the shot clock and Sean Flannigan missed on a jumper with Dave Knox collecting the ball for the Shoremen. Knox missed on the put back and Ed Early pulled down the defensive rebound to give F&M the ball with 26 seconds left and the final shot. The ball went into Hayk Gyokchyan, but the senior forward missed and Washington came away with the board to seal the win. 

The Shoremen jumped out to a 16-8 lead seven minutes into the game and held onto a 26-16 edge with 5:48 left to the break. F&M answered with 10 straight points to tie the game at 26-26 at 1:35. Washington netted a quick five points and Lee hit a jumper for the Diplomats with four seconds left to make it a 31-28 at halftime in favor of Washington. 

Lee finished with a career-high 23 points, shooting 9-for-13 from the field, and 3-for-3 from the line. Jon Salandra netted 11 points with five rebounds and Matt Porter finished with six boards for F&M.

Gyokchyan scored 13 points and became just the 33rd player to reach the 1,000-point plateau in program history. 

Charlie McShane led Washington with 18 points and Stephen Poarch scored 14 for the Shoremen. 

F&M returns to action on Wednesday at Johns Hopkins to wrapped up its four-game road tour, before returning home on Saturday against McDaniel. 

 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 62, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 61

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (12-3, 7-1 CC)

Morgan Lee 9-13 3-3 23; Hayk Gyokchyan 5-13 3-4 13; Jon Salandra 4 6 3-5 11; Max Brewer 3-5 1-2 8; Ed Early 2-3 0-0 4; Matt Porter 1-5 0-0 2; Devin Figueroa 0-1 0-0 0; Brandon Beckford 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-49 10-14 61.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE (1-14, 1-7 CC)

Charlie McShane 8-10 0-0 18; Stephen Poarch 4-10 6-8 14; Sean  Flanigan 2-6 3-4 7; Kevin Cunningham 3-8 0-3 6; Pat Morgan 2-4 0-0 6; Sean Brooks 2-3 0-0 5; John Weston 2-3 0-0 4; Dave Knox 1-3 0-0 2; Wes Bill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-47 9-15 62.

Franklin & Marshall...........   28   33  -   61

Washington College............   31   31  -   62

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 3-8 (Morgan Lee 2-2; Max Brewer 1-1; Devin Figueroa 0-1; Hayk Gyokchyan 0-4), Washington College 5-9 (Charlie McShane 2-3; Pat Morgan 2-3; Sean Brooks 1-1; Stephen Poarch 0-2). 

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 34 (Matt Porter 6), Washington College 20 (Kevin Cunningham 7). 

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 13 (Max Brewer 6), Washington College 17 (Stephen Poarch 4). 

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 18, Washington College 16. 

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

A-155