CHESTERTOWN, Md. – No. 17 Franklin & Marshall picked up its sixth straight victory with an 82-72 victory over Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center. F&M improved to 13-2, 8-0 CC and the Shoremen fell to 2-11, 0-7 CC.
Glenn Robinson picked up career-win 903 and passed Bobby Knight for the third spot on the NCAA Coaching Victory list. Robinson trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski (1,032) and Philadelphia University's Herb Magee (1,023) in NCAA victories as all three coaches lead their respective divisions in wins.
Washington started out with a 12-10 lead five minutes into the game in a tightly contested opening minutes. F&M hit another gear and went on a 12-0 run with two threes from Hunter Eggers and the Diplomats went up 22-12 at 12:27. F&M held at least a six-point edge the remainder of the half and went into the break with a 43-34 lead.
F&M went up 18, 56-38 on a Lior Levy free throw at 14:36 before the Shoremen answered and came with 12 at 12:57. The Diplomats held a double-digit lead until the Shoremen came within eight. F&M responded with a 7-1 spurt and put the game out of reach from the line in the final two minutes of action.
Cedric Moune finished with a double-double, hauling in 10 boards and shooting 9-for-11 for 19 points. Brandon Federici had 19 and Eggers finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Jared Wright and Kevin Beins both chipped in eight off the bench.
Joey Shelton led all scorers with 20 points and 14 rebounds and Dave Knox had 16 for Shoremen. James Drury also finished in double-figures with 14 points.
F&M returns to action on Wednesday when the Diplomats travel to Gettysburg for an 8:00 p.m. game.