Shoremen Take Down Diplomats

Shoremen Take Down Diplomats

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Washington defeated Franklin & Marshall 55-43 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats dropped to 7-12, 3-9 CC while the Shoremen improved to 7-12, 5-7 CC. 

Justin Kupa scored six points in the opening four minutes to put F&M ahead 10-2, but Washington netted the next seven points to come within one, 10-9, at 13:35. The Diplomats answered with a 9-0 run over the six minutes and took a 10-point lead, 19-9, with a little less than seven minutes to go. The Shoremen stayed within reach and ended the half with a 7-2 spurt and only trailed by two, 21-18, at the break. 

Kupa had eight points in the opening frame, while Brian Hines and Ignas Slyka both netted four. 

The Shoremen continued their run into the second with a 9-2 spurt to open the half and took a 27-23 lead. F&M netted four straight and tied the game at 27-27, but that was as close as they would get as the Shoremen outscored F&M 9-1 over the next seven minutes for a 36-28 advantage. The Diplomats came within six, 36-30, at 6:40 before Washington scored eight straight for a 44-30 lead and never trailed by more than eight the rest of the game. 

Justin Kupa ended with 15 points, Matt Redhead had nine and Brian Hines recorded eight for the Diplomats. 

F&M returns to action on Thursday when the Diplomats travel to McDaniel for an 8:00 p.m. game.