F&M Travels to Baltimore before Hosting Albright - Week 4 Game Notes

F&M Travels to Baltimore before Hosting Albright - Week 4 Game Notes
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Game 7
Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016  | 8:00 p.m.

Series Record: F&M leads 62-37 
In CC Action: F&M leads 35-16 
Streak: JHU +1 
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1947 
Last F&M Victory: 63-60, Jan. 14, 2016 – Baltimore, Md. 
Last JHU Victory: 74-69, Feb. 13, 2016 – Lancaster, Pa.

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Game 8
Albright at Franklin & Marshall
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 55-46 
Streak: F&M +4 
First Meeting: Jan. 16, 1915 (F&M 46-30) 
Last F&M Victory: 69-63, Dec. 9, 2015 – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last AC Victory: 70-53, Dec. 9, 2000 – Reading, Pa.

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Series History: F&M takes a trip to Baltimore tomorrow to face Johns Hopkins at 8:00 p.m. The Diplomats own a comfortable 62-37 edge in the previous 99 contests and a 35-16 lead in CC action, after splitting the series last season. 

F&M takes on Albright for the 102nd time since the two teams first faced each other in 1915. The Diplomats hold a 54-47 record, including victories in 15 of the last 17 contests dating back to 1985. The Lions and Diplomats squared off yearly while both were members of the Middle Atlantic Conference, and rekindled the rivalry two years ago after a 13-year hiatus.   

Last Time We Met Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins defeated No. 16 Franklin & Marshall 74-69 last season on Feb. 13. Recap. 

F&M led 62-54 with 6:44 left in the game before the Blue Jays went on a 14-6 run over the next five minutes and tied the game at 68-68 with 1:20 on the clock and  continued the run with four straight and went up 72-68 with just 16 ticks left. Brandon Federici hit one from the line to make it 72-69 and the Sam Gordon put the game away with two from the stripe to secure the win for Hopkins. 

Federici finished with a team-high 19 points and Cedric Moune hauled in eight rebounds to go along with 17 points. Eggers shot 7-for-15 with 16 points and Matthew Tate contributed 12 for F&M. 

Ryan Curran led the Blue Jays with 19 points and Gene Williams netted 14. Sam Gordon and Matt Billups both netted 12 for Hopkins.

Hopkins outshot F&M 51-39 percent and held a 39-25 edge on the glass. 

Last Time We Met Albright: Matthew Tate scored a career-high 19 points to lead No. 16 Franklin & Marshall to a 69-63 victory over Albright last season. Recap. 

The Lions stayed close and tied the game at 57-57 with 5:04 left to play. Tate connected from long range on F&M's next possession to put F&M up for good and a Federici layup with a little more than a minute left made it 66-61 and the Diplomats withstood a final push by the Lions at the end of the game. 

Tate shot 7-for-13 and hit 3-of-7 from behind the arc while Federici netted 18 points. Eggers ended with 10 points and seven boards and Cedric Moune netted nine with eight rebounds. 

F&M outshot Albright 47-45 percent and converted 24 turnovers into 22 points. 

F&M Last Week: F&M went 1-1 last week with an opening 102-86 loss to Ursinus before rebounding for a 70-63 victory over Haverford.  

Federici finished with a team-high 26 points on 9-for-18 shooting and Tate netted 21 for the Diplomats. Julius Stoma scored all 15 of his points from the line and grabbed five boards while Lionel Owona reached double-figures with 10 points. 

Williams led Ursinus with a game-high 30 points and Knowles chipped in 23. Shane Stark recorded 14 while Zach Quattro ended the day with 11. 

Eggers shot 6-for-10 from the floor and grabbed six boards to pace the Diplomats. Brandon Federici and Julius Stoma both finished with 12 and Ignas Slyka netted nine off the bench.  Matthew Tate ended with eight points and, along with Federici, dished out six assists each.

Haverford was led by Matt Sherman with 20 points with Joe Scibelli coming off the bench with 17 points. Jonathan Lang finished with 14 for the Fords.

F&M outshot Haverford 47-40 percent and held a 37-29 edge on the boards.