Red Devils Rally to Keep Playoff Hopes in Sight

Photo by Christian Payne
Photo by Christian Payne

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team rallied past visiting Gettysburg College, 91-86, on Wednesday night, to keep its playoff hopes alive with some help from around the Centennial Conference as well.

The Bullets were hot from the start, hitting 20-of-29 shots in the first half while knocking down 12-of-16 three-pointers to lead 53-44 at halftime. Nick Lord went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc while Alex Warren went 3-for-4.

Gettysburg stormed out to a 17-2 start, using a trio of three-pointers in the opening four minutes. The Red Devils put together an 11-3 run as Elijah Wright (Orange, N.J./The Pennington School) converted a three-point play and then took a steal in for a score at the midpoint of the half.

Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) buried a three-pointer to cut the margin to four. The Bullets stretched the lead to 15 before Adam Drummond (Cork, Ireland/Taft School, Conn.) and Allen drained three-pointers and then each fed Onye Okoro (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) inside as they cut the deficit to nine at the break.

Drummond opened the second half with a three-pointer and first-year Ryan Robinson (Vienna, Va./George Marshall) pulled the Devils within three, and later to just a field-goal, finishing a steal and assist from Drummond.

Allen put the Devils in front, knocking down a three-pointer and finding Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) off a steal at the 13-minute mark. Allen found Robinson for a three-pointer to stretch the lead to four, less than a minute later.

The Red Devils slowly built a lead down the stretch as Allen hit a three-pointer to make the score 81-73. They held on with solid defense down the stretch for the 91-86 win.

Allen had a monster game, scoring 25 points on the night to go with five rebounds, six assists and four steals. He went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the line as well.

Robinson shot well, going 4-for-5 from the field and 7-of-9 from the foul line for 16 points to go with a pair of steals and two assists. Four Red Devils reached double-figures Drummond finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Okoro went 5-for-6 to score 12 points and controlled four rebounds. Wright scored nine points while Hinckley and Ryan Devine (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) each finished with six points while Hinckley added three assists.

The Red Devils improve to 10-14 overall and move into a three-way tie at 8-9 in the Centennial Conference. Dickinson travels to Washington College on Saturday for the regular season finale. Tip-off is set for 4:00 pm in Chestertown, Maryland.