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Johns Hopkins Holds Off Gettysburg, 68-57

Nov. 30, 2017

Box Score

The Basics
• Score: Johns Hopkins-68, Gettysburg-57
• Records: JHU (6-0, 2-0 CC) • GC (1-4, 0-2 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Goldfarb Gym
• The Short Story: Five players scored in double figures for the Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team as the Blue Jays beat the visiting Gettysburg Bullets, 68-57, Thursday night.

How it Happened
• Gettysburg went on a 7-0 run to knot the score at 20 with 9:18 to play. Nick Lord scored all seven points for the Bullets and capped the run with a three. Hopkins answered with a jumper by senior Kyle Doran and a triple from freshman Conner Delaney to go back up by five at the 7:55-mark.
• The teams traded buckets over the ensuing four minutes and Hopkins led 28-24 with 3:32 to play. Senior Jesse Flannery drained a pull-up jumper and Delaney followed with a pair of shots from the line to stake the Blue Jays to a 32-24 lead at 1:48 to play.
• The Bullets got a jumper from Matt England and a pair of free throws from Joey Carroll, sandwiched around a free throw from junior Michael Gardner, and Hopkins took a 33-28 lead into the half.
• Gardner opened the second half with a three-pointer from the corner to push the lead to eight. Luke Cooper answered with a layup for the Bullets but Doran responded with a bucket on the other end and it was 38-30 at 18:54.
• The Hopkins’ offense then went cold for more than five minutes as Gettysburg went on a 10-0 run to take its first lead since 19:21 of the first half. Carroll put the punctuation on the run with a three-pointer to make it 40-38 at 13:42. The visitors’ lead was short-lived however as a Joey Kern free throw followed by a Harry O’Neil swung the lead back into Hopkins’ favor.
• Once again, the teams traded baskets and Hopkins held a 49-47 lead after an Avery Close three-point play with 9:27 to play. O’Neil hit a layup 16 seconds later to spark a 12-1 run that saw the Blue Jays’ grow their lead to 13 four minutes later. Five different players scored during the run, which was capped by a three-point play by O’Neil. That run would seal the game for the Blue Jays as the Bullets would get no closer than 11 in the final 4:04.

What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 37-52 all-time against Gettysburg and has won two straight and six of the last eight in the series.
• The Blue Jays improve to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference. JHU is 2-0 to start league play for the first time since 2014-15.

Inside the Box Score
• Doran led the Blue Jays with 17 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three. He also grabbed five rebounds. O’Neil finished with a career-best 12 points and eight rebounds. Gardner added 11 points while Kern and Delaney each chipped in 10 points.
• Delaney handed out a game and career-high eight assists, breaking the school record for assists by a freshman. He had tied the record with seven assists in the season-opener on November 15.
• Lord led the Bullets with a game-high 18 points and was the only player in double figures for the visitors. England pulled a team-high eight rebounds but was held to just seven points, his lowest output of the season.

Up Next
• Hopkins is back at Goldfarb Gym on Saturday to take on Muhlenberg. The Centennial Conference contest is slated for a 4:00 pm tip.