Drummond Leads Devils in Overtime Win at McDaniel

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Westminster, Md.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team went into overtime with McDaniel for the second time this season, sweeping the series with a 73-70 win on Sunday afternoon.

The teams played to a 10-10 tie over the opening seven minutes. Caleb Johnson scored back-to-back buckets to put the hosts up, 16-10, at the midpoint of the half.

The Green Terror stretched lead to double-figures before first-year Adam Drummond (Cork, Ireland/Taft School, Conn.) broke up the run with a three-pointer, off a nice kickout from Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy).

Hinckley hit a three-pointer and Drummond scored to cut the deficit to 22-18. McDaniel built the lead back to 10 before a pair of Drummond free throws made the score 30-22, at the two-minute mark.

The Green Terror added a three-pointer from Tony Tavares to take a 33-25 advantage into halftime. Drummond led all scorers at the break with nine.

McDaniel built the lead back to 10 at the midpoint of the second half. Hinckley buried a pair of three-pointers and Drummond added another to pull Dickinson back within a field-goal.

Hinckley and Drummond kept the Devils alive with three-pointers, twice cutting the deficit to one in the final minutes.

Isaac Ray hit two free throws to stretch the margin to three before Drummond took the in-bounds pass and drove to the top of the key, draining a tough three-pointer with just 0.7 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

McDaniel scored first before the Red Devils countered with a field-goal from Hinckley and four straight points from Chris Bates (Ellicott City, Md./Boys' Latin) to put Dickinson in front, 70-66, with 2:35 remaining.

Elijah Wright (Orange, N.J./The Pennington School) added a free throw before the Green Terror scored to cut the margin to three. The teams traded possessions and Drummond knocked down another free throw with 19 seconds to play.

Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) answered a Green Terror basket with a free throw and a long final attempt was off the mark as the Red Devils held on for the win 73-70.

Drummond went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc for a game-high 21 points, adding three rebounds and a pair of steals. Hinckley finished with 18 points, adding four three-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Bates reached double-figures with 12 points, controlling seven rebounds, including five on the offensive end. Allen went 5-for-6 from the free throw line, scoring seven points and dishing out six assists to go with four rebounds. Wright controlled 10 rebounds, adding five points, three assists and two blocked shots.

The Red Devils improve to 8-9 overall and 6-4 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road again on Thursday, tipping-off at 6:00 pm at Gettysburg.