February 16, 2011

Diplomats Continue Streak

LANCASTER, Pa. – Georgio Milligan scored a game-high 21 points to as No. 15 Franklin & Marshall handed Johns Hopkins a 72-60 setback in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action. The Diplomats' winning streak now stands at ten as F&M improved to 20-4, 15-2 CC.

The first nine minutes was a battle as both teams traded buckets.  With the game tied at 12 at 11:56, F&M went on a 15-3 run to take a 27-25 lead at 5:41.  The Diplomats maintained their double-digit advantage, going into the break with a 36-25 lead.  Milligan scored 11 points in the opening stanza on 4-for-5 shooting.

F&M scored five unanswered points to start the second half. The Blue Jays (6-18, 4-13 CC) responded with an 8-0 run to come within seven, 41-34, at 14:30.  Hayk Gyokchyan scored seven points in four minutes to help give the Diplomats a 56-42 edge with 10:48 left in the contest.

Johns Hopkins countered with a 13-5 run to cut the deficit to six points, 61-55 at 6:05.  A John Alberici foul shot put Johns Hopkins within five at 4:09. F&M answered outscoring the Blue Jays 9-2 over the final four minutes to secure the 72-60 victory.

Mike Baker dropped in 14 points and collect five steals. Gyokchyan finished with 12 while James McNally netted eight points. McNally added eight boards and six takeaways.

Alberici paced the Blue Jays with 14 points.

Franklin & Marshall College will bestow on Glenn Robinson one of the ultimate honors in basketball by naming the hardwood court in Mayser Center "Glenn Robinson Court."  The ceremony will take place at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, immediately following the basketball double-header against Dickinson.

A "White Out" has been declared for Saturday's basketball double-header at Mayser Center. All fans are encouraged to wear white and support the Diplomats as they take on Dickinson in the regular season finale for both teams. The women tip-off at 2 p.m. followed by the men's 4 p.m. game.

The SAAC will be selling white rally towels during both games. The cost is $5 for one towel and $12 for three towels.


FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 72, JOHNS HOPKINS 60

JOHNS HOPKINS (6-18, 4-13 CC)
John Alberici 6-9 2-5 14; Tim McCarty 2-4 4-5 9; Aleksandar Nikolic 3-5 2-2 8; Sean O'Connor 2-2 2-2 8; Adam Spengler 3-7 0-0 7; Mike Rhoads 2-6 3-3 7; Connor McIntyre 2-3 0-0 4; Peter Scanlon 0-0 2-2 2; Sean Wildes 0-0 1-2 1; Daniel Corbett 0-5 0-0 0; Danny Gergen 0-2 0-0 0; John Mysliwiec 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-43 16-21 60.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (20-4, 15-2 CC)
Georgio Milligan 8-11 3-7 21; Mike Baker 7-11 0-3 14; Hayk Gyokchyan 5-6 2-4 12; James McNally 2-9 4-4 8; Steve Tolliver 2-7 0-2 6; Max Brewer 1-5 3-4 5; Brandon Beckford 2-4 0-0 4; Jon Salandra 1-1 0-0 2; Dave Balderston 0-0 0-0 0; Matt Porter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 12-24 72.

Johns Hopkins.................   25   35  -   60
Franklin & Marshall...........   36   36  -   72

3-point goals--Johns Hopkins 4-10 (Sean O'Connor 2-2; Tim McCarty 1-2; Adam Spengler 1-1; Daniel Corbett 0-1; Danny Gergen 0-2; Mike Rhoads 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 4-12 (Georgio Milligan 2-3; Steve Tolliver 2-5; Max Brewer 0-4).

Fouled out--Johns Hopkins-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

Rebounds--Johns Hopkins 30 (Tim McCarty 4; Connor McIntyre 4; John Alberici 4), Franklin & Marshall 25 (James McNally 8).

Assists--Johns Hopkins 8 (Adam Spengler 3), Franklin & Marshall 18 (Max Brewer 6; Georgio Milligan 6).

Total fouls--Johns Hopkins 19, Franklin & Marshall 16.

Technical fouls--Johns Hopkins-None, Franklin & Marshall-TEAM.

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