(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team stormed out of the gates, opening a 40-19 lead at halftime, en route to a 75-58 win over visiting McDaniel College on Thursday night.
The Red Devils came out running, taking a 7-0 lead and holding a 17-6 advantage at the 14:31 mark of the first half. Junior Tucker Landy (Durham, Conn./Xavier) threw down a dunk to cap the run. Landy later returned the favor, feeding sophomore Chris Cox (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) for another thundering dunk at the 6:09 mark.
That gave the Devils their biggest lead of the night, stretching the margin to 36-15, before going into the break up, 40-19.
Dickinson held a double-digit lead for all but 16 seconds of the second half as they remained in control but, were unable to completing shake the Green Terror and pull away.
Tyler Rudd knocked-down a three-pointer to make the score, 61-52, with 5:33 remaining in the game. Sophomore Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J./Lawrenceville School) answered with a conventional three-point play, and would dominate play down the stretch.
Wixted converted three conventional three-point plays over the final five minutes to finish with a game-high 19 points, scoring 14 in the second half. He went 5-for-6 from the line and dished out three assists on the night as well.
Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) turned in another strong performance, adding 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Steve Collins (Rydal, Pa./LaSalle College) came off the bench to score 11 points and control seven rebounds. He hit 5-of-6 shots from the floor and blocked a pair of shots on the other end.
Cox tallied nine points on 4-of-4 shooting, adding two assists, two blocks and five rebounds. Brandon Angradi (Milford, Pa./Delaware Valley) hit a pair of three-pointers, adding eight points while Chris Barsanti (Hummelstown, Pa./Tilton School, Conn.) turned in a strong performance as well, especially on the defensive end of the floor.
Tyler Rudd led McDaniel (11-9, 5-8) with 17 points while Phillip Perry tallied 15 to go with three assists.
The Red Devils remain tied for the top spot in the Centennial Conference, improving to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in conference play. They are home again on Saturday, hosting Washington College at 2:00 pm.