19th-Ranked Diplomats Down Devils

(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson College men's basketball team suffered a 71-49 setback to #19-ranked Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday night.


The Devils played well early, keeping the Diplomats in check through the midway point of the first half. The Devils trailed just 13-11, with 11:08 to play in the half.


The Devils were down by just eight at the 6:53 mark before an 11-5 run gave F&M a 41-23 advantage at halftime.


The Diplomats built on the lead in the second half but the Devils continued to battle the entire game.


First-year Chris Barsanti (Hummelstown, Pa./Tilton School) led the Devils with 17 points, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the floor.


Matt Dolan (Chalfont, Pa./St. Joe's Regional) pulled down six rebounds and blocked a pair of shots while Doug Jakiela (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) chipped in with six points and four rebounds.Trevor Kenny (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) added five rebounds as well.


Georgio Milligan (Spring Valley, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep) andSteve Tolliver (Wyncote, Pa./Cheltenham) each scored 14 points to lead F&M (13-3, 7-2).


The Red Devils (0-14, 0-9) travel to Ursinus on Saturday for a 4:00 tip-off in Collegeville.