Diplomats Win Tip-Off; Milligan MVP

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Georgio Milligan scored 16 points to lead No. 17 Franklin & Marshall to 64-46 victory over Oneonta to win the Lancaster Rotary – F&M Tip-Off Tournament. 

Milligan was named the tournament's MVP for the third consecutive year while the Diplomats won its annual tip-off tournament for the 24th time.  The senior finished with six boards, four steals and shot 6-for-12 from the floor. 

The game started out slow as both teams settle in. Oneonta jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before F&M (2-0) scored four straight to tie the game at four. The teams traded buckets over the next four minutes for a 6-6 score at 12:28.  F&M went on a 26-12 run over the next nine minutes to take a commanding 32-18 lead at 3:15. 

Oneonta (1-1) answered with a 12-2 run to close out the half for a 34-26 halftime score. 

The Diplomats came out strong in the second half, going on a 15-6 run for a 17-point, 49-32, edge with 10:45 remaining. F&M maintained the double-digit lead for the remainder of the game, and led by as much as 18 points. 

Jon Salandra scored 11 points and had five steals to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Matt Porter netted nine and Hayk Gyokchyan pulled down a game-high 11 boards. 

F&M held a 43-32 edge on the glass, pulling down 30 on the offensive side, resulting in nine second-chance points. 

The Diplomats return to action on Tuesday when F&M opens its conference slate at Washington College at 7:30 p.m. 

 

All-Tournament Team: 

Michael Birdon - Kean

Dan Lee - Oneonta 

Jon Salandra - F&M    

The Premier Athlete MVP - Georgio Milligan  (3rd straight year)   

 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 64, ONEONTA 46

ONEONTA (1-1)

LEE, Dan 3-5 6-8 14; KELLY, Frankie 4-12 2-4 10; SLIVINSKY, Lukas 3-7 1-2 7; DONAHUE, Kevin 2-7 1-2 6; BOYDEN, Cameron 1-2 3-6 5; MCLAREN, Dan 2-8 0-0 4; SKRELJI, Alex 0-1 0-0 0; BRINK, Larry 0-0 0-2 0; SARCHIOTO, Nick 0-7 0-0 0. Totals 15-49 13-24 46.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (2-0)

Georgio Milligan 6-12 4-10 16; Jon Salandra 3-5 5-6 11; Matt Porter 3-8 2-2 9; Brandon Beckford 3-7 0-1 7; Ed Early 2-4 2-2 6; Morgan Lee 2-4 0-0 4; Max Brewer 1-3 1-2 3; Kevin Henry 1-1 1-1 3; Hayk Gyokchyan 1-5 1-2 3; Terrel Phelps 1-1 0-0 2; Dave Balderston 0-0 0-0 0; Ty Savastio 0-0 0-0 0; Nick Mraz 0-0 0-0 0; Brett McCormick 0-2 0-0 0; Xavier Braham 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 16-26 64.

Oneonta                              26           20           46

Franklin & Marshall         34           30           64

3-point goals--Oneonta 3-13 (LEE, Dan 2-4; DONAHUE, Kevin 1-5; SLIVINSKY, Lukas 0-1; SARCHIOTO, Nick 0-1; KELLY, Frankie 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 2-4 (Brandon Beckford 1-1; Matt Porter 1-1; Hayk Gyokchyan 0-1; Brett McCormick 0-1). 

Fouled out--Oneonta-None, Franklin & Marshall-None. 

Rebounds--Oneonta 32 (MCLAREN, Dan 7; BOYDEN, Cameron 7), Franklin & Marshall 43 (Hayk Gyokchyan 11). Assists--Oneonta 5 (BOYDEN, Cameron 3), Franklin & Marshall 10 (Georgio Milligan 3; Jon Salandra 3). 

Total fouls--Oneonta 21, Franklin & Marshall 21. 

Technical fouls--Oneonta-LEE, Dan, Franklin & Marshall-None.

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