(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team came away with a huge Centennial Conference victory on Saturday afternoon, celebrating senior day with a 63-59 win over visiting Ursinus College.
Senior Moses Romocki (Creedmoor, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) knocked down a pair of three-pointers to open the game, putting the Red Devils in front, 6-2.
The Bears answered to cut the margin to 10-9, but Romocki would cap an 8- run with his third triple of the game to put Dickinson up by seven.
Ursinus rallied once again to pull even, 20-20, with 6:49 remaining in the half. Dickinson built the lead back to six before a late basket made the score 29-25 at the break.
First-year Ryan Devine (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) hit a three-pointer to put the Devils in front by eight, early in the second half but Ursinus would not let them get away. Senior Chris McNeal (Collegeville, Pa./Episcopal Academy) made a steal and scored for another eight-point edge at the midpoint of the half.
The Red Devils were able to maintain at least a five-point advantage but were forced to battle the Bears to the buzzer. Ursinus would come as close as one but Dickinson hold on as Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) iced the game with a pair of free throws, with one second on the clock.
Zach Quattro led the Bears with 21 points and eight rebounds as they slip to 14-9 overall and 10-6 in the conference.
Romocki led the Red Devils with 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks. He went 6-for-7 from the line as Dickinson finished 22-of-25 from the stripe as a team.
Justus Melton (Charlotte, N.C./Covenant Day) tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots while Allen reached double-figures with 15 points, going 8-for-8 from the line. He added four assists and a pair of steals as well. Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) added six points and four rebounds, going 4-for-4 from the free throw lie.
The Red Devils imrove to 14-9 overall and 10-6 in the conference. They close out the regular season on the road, traveling to Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday and then to Washington College on Saturday.