Men's Basketball: McDaniel flirts with 100 points, gouges Gophers

McDaniel drained 10 first-half 3-pointers to help build a 51-23 lead en route to a 99-55 victory over Goucher on Thursday in Baltimore.

Issac Ray led the Green Terror with 16 points. Josh Sproul added 14 points, Mike Wallace chipped in 11 points, and Braden Caldwell contributed 10 points off the bench.


Caleb Johnson added nine points and seven rebounds.

Cameron Isaacs was the only player to reach double figures for the Gophers, tallying 11.

Wallace opened the game with a 3-pointer — his first of three on the night. After a Pat Goralski layup, Johnson answered with a 3-pointer. Cameron Isaacs also hit from long range to trim the deficit back to one but a second Wallace triple with 17:21 showing sparked a 25-6 run that opened up a 31-11 lead with 8:00 on the first-half clock. Nine different Green Terror players scored during the run.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Timmy O'Farrell and Foday Kamara closed the deficit to 14 but a Ray three-point play pushed the lead back to 17 — its smallest through the remainder of the opening stanza.

McDaniel scored the final nine points of the first half. Layups from Wallace and Johnson in the first 1:06 of the second half pushed the lead to 32 and Goucher got no closer than 29 the rest of the way.

A Sproul layup with 9:39 to play made it a 40-point game for the first time at 78-38 and the lead swelled as large as 49 on a Zach Moran layup with 1:44 to play that made it a 99-50 game.

After a 90-point outing on Sunday, it marked the first time since 1986 that the Green Terror scored 90 or more points in back-to-back games. Six players scored eight or more points for McDaniel.

It was the sixth time this season that the Green Terror has netted double-digit 3-pointers but the first time reaching that mark before halftime.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Ursinus on Jan. 8. Game time is 8 p.m.