(Baltimore, Md.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team dropped a 62-52 decision at Johns Hopkins University on Saturday afternoon, in Baltimore.
Both halves were similar in the scoring column with the Blue Jay taking a 30-24 lead at halftime and outscoring the visitors in the second, 32-28.
The Red Devils jumped out to a 7-2 start and held the lead until Hopkins pulled even, 14-14, at the midpoint of the first half.
The Blue Jays had a strong finish to the half, breaking a tie at 18 with an 11-0 run. Senior Chris McNeal (Collegeville, Pa./Episcopal Academy) broke up the run after being fouled on a three-point attempt. He hit all three free throws, followed by trips to the line for sophomore Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) and Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) to make the score, 30-24, at the break.
Back-to-back three-pointers from Michael Gardner put the Blue Jays up, 42-26, with 15:48 remaining in the game.
The Red Devils were able to cut into the lead, pulling as close as seven but Hopkins was able to answer each time as they hold on to improve to 17-4 overall and 11-3 in the conference.
Gardner led the Blue Jays with 18 points, going 6-for-6 from the foul line. As a team, Hopkins shot 24-of-28 from the stripe.
Dickinson was also solid at the line, hitting 15-of-18 attempts on the afternoon. Hinckley led the Red Devils with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. McNeal reached double-figures with 10 points, going 3-for-3 from the field and the free throw line.
The Red Devils slip to 12-9 overall and 8-6 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to face Gettysburg College on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm.