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Men's Basketball: Big second half lifts Haverford past visiting McDaniel College

Despite another 20-point performance from junior guard Aaron Washington, Haverford outscored visiting McDaniel 49-20 after halftime to rally from a four-point deficit at the break to win 89-64 in Centennial Conference men’s basketball action Thursday evening.

Washington led the Green Terror (5-9, 1-6 Centennial) with 22 points. Josh Sproul added 14 points off the bench, and Caleb Johnson chipped in 10 points.


Joe Scibelli led the Fords (6-8, 2-5) with 22 points to go with nine rebounds. Jesse Turkson — he’s shooting 61.5 percent to lead the conference — added 14 points, while Jonathan Lang chipped in 11. Kyle Goldfarb and Jack Cork added 10 points each to round out five players in double figures.

Haverford jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the game's first 2:38, hitting its first three shots of the game. Trailing 18-10 on a Turkson three-point play, McDaniel’s Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 14:40 on the clock to spark an 8-0 run and tie the game just 1:17 later.• Trailing 29-26, Sproul drained a triple and tied the game, igniting a 13-0 run in the process that gave the Green Terror a double-digit lead with 4:31 remaining.


After an Isaac Ray 3-pointer made it a 44-36 game with 2:57 on the clock, McDaniel missed its final four shots of the half and the Fords clawed to within 44-40 at the break. A Johnson three-point play extended the lead to 47-40 on the Green Terror's opening possession of the second half, but the visitors went the next 8:26 without a point.

A Washington basket-and-free throw in transition with 11:21 showing snapped the 23-0 Haverford run.

McDaniel closed to within 76-63 but scored just one point in the final 6:45 of the contest.

It was sixth 20-point game of the season for Washington, who is fourth in the Centennial in scoring at 15.4 points per game.

Scibelli is second in the conference at 17.8 points per game, and he leads the Centennial with 10.6 rebounds. Scibelli is the only player in the league averaging a double-double.

McDaniel shot 51.5 percent (17-for-33) in the first half compared to 17. 9 percent (5-for-28) in the second half.

McDaniel returns to action at home Saturday against No. 15 Swarthmore at 2 p.m.