(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team just could not seem to find a rhythm on Tuesday night, falling to visiting Johns Hopkins, 72-56. The Red Devils kept looking to rally, but the Blue Jays managed to pull away in the end, improving to 10-3 on the season and 4-2 in the Centennial Conference.
Back-to-back three-pointers put Hopkins in front, 17-8, five minutes into the game. The Red Devils used a 12-4 run to cut the deficit to just a point, 21-20, at the 10:19 mark.
First-year Ryan Devine (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) hit a three-pointer with just under five minutes remaining in the half to pull Dickinson within three. The Blue Jays went on an 11-3 run to close out the half, holding a 41-30 advantage.
Hopkins built the lead to 53-35, in the opening six minutes of the second half. The Red Devils were able to cut the margin to 11 at the midpoint of the half, but the Blue Jays would keep the lead in double-figures for the remainder of the contest.
Sophomore Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) had to overcome some early foul trouble, but led the Red Devils with 15 points on the night, going 5-for-5 from three-point land. Justus Melton (Charlotte, N.C./Covenant Day) tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) added nine points and five assists while Moses Romocki (Creedmoor, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) had six points and three rebounds. Senior Sam Lorenzo (Sterling, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) came on to tally four points and came away with six rebounds.
The Red Devils slip to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in the Centennial Conference. They travel to Ursinus College for an 8:00 pm tip-off on Thursday and will head to the Palestra on Sunday to face Washington College at 5:30 pm.