Men's Basketball: McDaniel rallies to top Penn State Brandywine

Men's Basketball: McDaniel rallies to top Penn State Brandywine
McDaniel's DJ Harper looks for room around Ursinus' Eric Williams, Jr. during the first half of the Terror's win in Westminster Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO)

McDaniel rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat Penn State-Brandywine 66-62 in the men's basketball season opener Wednesday.

Isaac Ray netted 12 points to lead the Green Terror, who had three players reach double digits. Ray also handed out five assists.


Terrance Brown led the Lions (0-1) with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Trailing 36-30 at halftime, Austin Cannon hit a layup 70 seconds in to the second half to spark a 10-0 run and give McDaniel a 40-36 advantage before three minutes had elapsed.

Five straight points from Anthony Lattanzi and a Donte Winfield layup put the hosts back in front by three with 15:02 to play.

Penn State Brandywine netted seven straight points to take a 52-46 lead with 8:05 to play but Cannon once again sparked a Green Terror run with a layup. The visitors tallied six straight to once again take a two-point lead.

After Brown and Benjamin Young traded baskets, Ray drained a 3 to put McDaniel in front 59-54 with 3:04 to play.

Five straight points from Brown once again tied the game but Ray drilled another trey and DJ Harper hit a layup for another five-point lead.

Winfield converted a three-point play but Harper finished a feed from Cannon with 10 seconds left to seal the win.

Devon Duvall chipped in 11 points off the bench while Harper added 10 points and nine rebounds. Josh McWilliams added nine points and nine boards.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Lynchburg on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.

McDaniel women drop opener

York built a double-digit lead early before holding on to top McDaniel 67-61 on Wednesday.

Caroline Ward led the Green Terror with 12 points in her collegiate debut. Liv Storer added 10 points.

A Jasmine Smith steal and short jumper made it a 21-10 game en route to a 23-11 score after one quarter.

After the hosts led 27-12 with 8:03 to play in the second quarter, Halle Burgess responded with a layup to spark a 14-5 run. Libby Bowles capped the nearly six-minute stretch with a 3-pointer from the top of the arc.

Burgess just beat the shot clock off an out-of-bounds under to make it a 36-30 game at the break.


The Green Terror return to action at home against Chatham in the opening round of the McDaniel Tipoff Tournament on Friday. Game time is 6 p.m.