Blue Jays Slip Away With Late Three 67-64

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball team suffered a heartbreaker on Wednesday night as visiting Johns Hopkins escaped with a 67-64 win on a late three-pointer, giving the Blue Jays just their third lead of the night.

The Blue Jays took an early advantage before the Red Devils answered and held the lead for all but a minute in the second half until Hopkins pulled in front at the 1:28 mark.

Elijah Wright (Orange, N.J./The Pennington School) answered with a pair of free throws to knot the game at 64-64, with just over a minute remaining in regulation.

Michael Gardner just beat the shot clock with a late three-pointer to give Hopkins a 67-64 lead.

Bryce Allen (Albany, N.Y./The Hill School) made a strong move to the basket but was unable to convert as possession went to the Blue Jays with just 15 seconds to play. The Red Devils were not quite done yet, forcing a turnover and a steal by Mike Hinckley (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) to give Dickinson a final shot.

The Red Devils called timeout with four seconds on the clock but were unable to convert as time expired.

Allen led the Red Devils with a game-high 17 points, hitting a trio of three-pointers to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Hinckley knocked down three triples as well, finished with 13 points and two assists.

First-year Ryan Robinson (Vienna, Va./George Marshall) hit a big three-pointer and went 3-for-3 from the foul line to reach double-figures with 10 points, adding an assist and a steal. Classmate Adam Drummond (Cork, Ireland/Taft School, Conn.) went 4-for-4 from the line to finish with eight points and five rebounds. Wright tallied seven points on the night.

The Red Devils slip to 7-9 overall and 5-4 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road on Saturday, traveling to McDaniel College for a 3:00 pm tip-off.