McDaniel College put together a 23-6 run after Washington College led by 13 with about 9 minutes to play, and held off the visiting Shoremen 69-66 on Wednesday night at Gill Center.
Braden Caldwell led the Green Terror (7-17, 3-14 Centennial Conference) with career highs of 17 points and six assists. Josh Sproul matched his career high with 18 points, while Tony Tavares added 13 points and six rebounds.
Alec Lewis led the Shoremen (13-11, 9-8) with 19 points. Dallas Marshall added 16 points.
Washington College maintained a lead between seven and 12 points until back-to-back Josh Porteous 3-pointers made it a 48-32 game with 12:38 remaining. After Barry McCormick drained a trey from the wing, Washington called a timeout with 9:09 to play. Sproul canned a triple out of the stoppage to make it a 53-43 game before back-to-back Tony Tavares fast-break layups trimmed the margin to six.
Trailing 59-52, Caldwell scored four straight points and Josh Arruda hit a layup to make it a one-point game with 3:07 remaining.
Out a timeout, Caldwell drove down the right side of the lane for the lead with 1:57 showing and then Tavares hit a 3-pointer on the next possession to cap the 23-6 run. The Shoremen closed to within one on three different occasions, but McDaniel went 6-for-10 from the stripe in the final minute to earn the win.
Caldwell went 11-for-13 from the free-throw line. The Green Terror finished with a 37-35 edge in rebounds.
After losing back-to-back games in the final second, McDaniel was able to thwart a Washington buzzer-beat attempt in the final second for the win.
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McDaniel concludes the season at No. 7 Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.