Terror earn first road win

HAVERFORD, Pa. — McDaniel built a 16-point lead in the second half to defeat Haverford 78-71 in Centennial Conference men's basketball action on Saturday.

Andrew Merlo led the Green Terror (8-4, 3-3 Centennial) to its first road win of the season with a season-best 17 points, pacing five McDaniel players in double figures.


Matt Sherman led the Fords (4-9, 1-5 CC) with 18 points while Lucas Colombo added a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Trailing 22-17, Tim Stewart hit a jumper to spark a 12-2 run with 9:07 to play in the first half.

Cameron Royster made it a 23-21 game with 7:54 to play before Stewart converted a three-point play 23 seconds later to put his team in front for good.

Wes Brooks capped the stretch with a 3-pointer — one of a season-high eight triples for the Green Terror.

One of Merlo's season-high four treys gave McDaniel a 32-26 lead en route to a 36-31 halftime advantage.

Stewart and Royster finished with 12 points apiece while Royster added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Nick Perugino and Brooks finished with 10 points each. Stewart and Perugino also added four assists each.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Swarthmore on Tuesday at 8 p.m.