Sports Wrap 1-28-14
The Green Terror women’s swim team scores its first win Jan. 24 over Franklin & Marshall since 1997, handing the Diplomats their first conference loss of the season in the process, while men’s and women’s basketball tally victories over Ursinus Jan. 25.
Deadlocked at 44-all, McDaniel and Franklin & Marshall went to the 11th and final event Jan. 24 with the meet on the line. After four legs of the 400 free relay, 0.29 seconds is all that separated the top two relays with the Green Terror edging the Diplomats to notch a 51-44 Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming victory.
In the last leg of the 400 free relay, Sydney Knadler of Crowley Lake, Calif., touched first for a pool record, second fastest time in program history – missing the record by 0.78 seconds – event victory, meet victory and first win over Franklin & Marshall (5-2, 3-1 CC) since 1997, handing the Diplomats their first conference loss of the season in the process.
In men’s basketball, McDaniel built an 18-point lead in the second half Jan. 25 before staving off an Ursinus rally for a 78-69 Centennial Conference (CC) victory.
Freshman Nick Perugino of Lewes, Del., went 5-for-6 from long range to lead the Green Terror (13-4, 8-2 CC) to its sixth straight victory with 15 points. As a team, McDaniel hit a season-best 11 3-pointers.
In women’s basketball, McDaniel built a nine-point lead early in the second half Jan. 25 before holding off Ursinus for a 55-50 Centennial Conference (CC) victory.
Emma Wingerd of Pittsburgh, Pa., notched her third straight double-double to lead the Green Terror (12-4, 7-3 CC) to its fourth straight win, recording 14 rebounds to go with 12 points. Steph Perez of Harrisburg, Pa., added 14 points while Lindsey Nichols of Wilmington, Del., chipped in 10.