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Men's Basketball: McDaniel come back falls short in loss to Muhlenberg

Muhlenberg built a 17-point second half lead before staving off a McDaniel rally, hitting four free throws in the final seven seconds to capture a 71-66 win Saturday in Allentown, Pa., in Centennial Conference men’s action.

Aaron Washington led the Green Terror (6-13, 2-10 Centennial) with 22 points. DJ Harper added 12 points and five rebounds. Isaac Ray chipped in nine points and six rebounds.


The teams traded points early until a Mike Wallace 3-pointer and Josh Arruda layup gave McDaniel a 12-7 lead with 13:52 showing. After three ties and three lead changes over the next six minutes, back-to-back layups from Spencer Duke and Erik Werheim gave Muhlenberg (9-10, 6-6) a 24-20 advantage with 5:37 remaining in the first half. A Washington 3-pointer trimmed the deficit to one, but Noah Watson responded with a trey of his own.

Two Nate Henty Brown 3-pointers capped an 11-4 Mules run that gave the hosts a 35-27 lead. Tony Tavares finished the first half with a jumper, closing the margin to six at the break.


A Harper layup and tip-in from Arruda tied the game at 60-all with 5:34 to play. Dan Gaines, however, hit layups on the next two Muhlenberg possessions to put the hosts back in front. After a Gaines 3-pointer made it a 67-62 game with 1:34 to play, Washington nailed a jumper with 22.4 seconds remaining to make it a one-possession game. Hentry Brown and Gaines, however, canned two free throws each around a Washington driving layup for the final margin.

The Green Terror hit 13 3-pointers in the game for their seventh game of the year with 11 or more triples. Washington had six of those 3s.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Game time is 8 p.m.