• Score: #22 Johns Hopkins-82, McDaniel-62
• Records: JHU (5-0, 1-0 CC) • MC (3-2, 0-1 CC)
• Location: Gill Center • Westminster, MD
• The Short Story: Sophomore Tom Quarry erupted for 34 points, including 19 in the first half, to lead the 22nd-ranked Johns Hopkins men's basketball team to an 82-62 win at McDaniel in both teams' Centennial Conference opener.
How it Happened
• Quarry opened the game with a back-door cut and dunk, followed by a steal, dunk and free throw from classmate Ethan Bartlett. Quarry then drained a three-pointer from the top of the key and just like that it was 8-0 Hopkins. McDaniel pulled back within two at the 16:30-mark with back-to-back triples.
• The teams traded scores over a three-minute span and it was 13-10 Blue Jays. Senior Harry O'Neil converted a pair of free throws to spark a 10-2 run that saw the Jays' lead balloon to 11 in just over two minutes. Caleb Johnson hit a bucket in the paint and then went one-of-two from the line to cut the deficit to eight at the 7:26-mark.
• Hopkins responded with corner threes from Quarry and freshman Carson James and JHU led 29-15. A Stephen Lang layup was answered with a Quarry hook shot and a Sidney Thybulle dunk to push the lead to 33-17.
• Leading 36-21 with 3:57 to play in the half, James drained a three from the corner to ignite a quick 8-1 run. Quarry capped the run with another bucket from downtown to stake Hopkins to a 44-22 lead. The Green Terror battled back with a 5-2 spurt to close the half and the Blue Jays took a 46-27 lead into the locker room.
• Quarry picked up right he left off, scoring 15 of Hopkins' first 19 points of the half as the Blue Jays took a 65-33 lead at the 13:42-mark. JHU led by as much as 35 with 7:35 to play before McDaniel made a late run and the Blue Jays took home the 20-point win.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 89-77-1 all-time against McDaniel and has won seven straight in the series. The Blue Jays have won four straight, and five of the last six, in Westminster.
Inside the Box Score
• Quarry led all scorers with a career-best 34 points, going 13-of-18 from the field and 8-of-12 from three. He also grabbed six rebounds and blocked a pair of shots. His eight three-pointers ties the school record and are the most since Michael Gardner had eight at Kean on November 27, 2017. Quarry's 34 points are the most by a Blue Jay since Jimmy Hammer punched up 36 against Moravian on November 15, 2013.
• Sophomore Braeden Johnson was the only other Blue Jay in double figures, finishing with 15 points. Juniors Joey Kern and Conner Delaney handed out four assists each while Delaney also had six rebounds.
• Josh Sproul led the Green Terror with 17 points while Mike Wallace added 16.
• Hopkins shot 48.1 percent from the field for the game, including 56.0 percent in the first half. Defensively, the Blue Jays held the Green Terror to just 36.7 percent shooting.
• Hopkins returns to Goldfarb Gym on Sunday, December 1 to take on Moravian. The non-conference contest is slated for a 3:00 pm start.