Delaney Shoots Johns Hopkins Past Moravian, 92-62

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The Basics

Score: #22 Johns Hopkins-92, Moravian-62

Records: JHU (6-0) • MC (4-3)

Location: Baltimore, MD • Goldfarb Gym

The Short Story: Junior Conner Delaney poured in 28 points, on 11-of-12 shooting, to lead the 22nd-ranked Johns Hopkins men's basketball team to a 92-62 win over Moravian Sunday afternoon.


How it Happened

• Hopkins jumped out to an 8-0 lead, fueled by three-pointers from sophomore Tom Quarry and junior Joey Kern, in the game's opening two minutes prompting a Moravian timeout. The Greyhounds got on the board with an Addis Ralph bucket in the paint to spark a 7-2 run as they trimmed the deficit to three with 16:18 to play in the half.

• The teams swapped scores over the ensuing four minutes and the Blue Jays led 15-13. Delaney and Kern hit back-to-back triples just 18 seconds apart and just like that the lead was eight. A Nicholas King three-point play pulled the Greyhounds back within five at the 10:28-mark.

• Hopkins answered with a quick 8-0 run to push its lead to 13 just over two minutes later. Moravian came right back with a 9-4 run of its own to slice the deficit back to single digits as Hopkins led 33-25 with 3:42 to go. Back-to-back layups by Delaney and sophomore Alex Schachne pushed the lead back to 12 and ignited a 15-3 run that saw the Blue Jays take a 48-28 lead with time winding down in the half. Mike Martino then drained a 60-footer at the buzzer to make it a 17-point game at the break.

• The Blue Jays opened the second half with a 12-0 run and the lead ballooned to 29. Hopkins never looked back as the lead never dipped below 22 and grew to as much as 35 with 3:07 remaining. 


What it Means

• Hopkins improves to 8-2 all-time against Moravian and wins its fifth straight in the series. This is the largest win, for either team, in series history.

• This is the Blue Jays' second 6-0 start in three years under head coach Josh Loeffler.


Inside the Box Score

• Delaney led all scorers with 28 points on 11-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-4 from downtown. It is his third 20-point game of the season and fifth of his career. He now has 60 points in his two meetings with the Greyhounds. Delaney also handed out a career-best nine assists, had three steals and five rebounds.

• Quarry finished with 18 points, four assists and a game-high seven rebounds. Kern also put up double digits as he finished with 12 points. Hopkins shot 53.7 percent from the field, including 53.8 percent from three, for the game.

• Hopkins' 15 three-pointers tie the Goldfarb Gym record and are one shy of the overall school record. It is the second time this season the Blue Jays have made 15 three-pointers (vs. York).

• C.J. Barnes was the only Greyhound in double digits, finishing with 14 points. Martino added eight points and five assists.


Up Next

• Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, December 4 as the Blue Jays host the Gettysburg Bullets. The Centennial Conference contest is slated for an 8:00 pm start.