• Score: #16 Johns Hopkins-78, Dickinson-62
• Records: JHU (10-2, 4-1 CC) • DC (1-11, 1-4 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Goldfarb Gym
How it Happened
The Johns Hopkins men's basketball team's return to Goldfarb Gym was full of highlights as the 16th-ranked Blue Jays beat the Dickinson Red Devils, 78-62. The Blue Jays were coming off a 10-day layoff and it was their first home game in more than a month.
This one was close early as the teams traded blows in the opening five minutes. Trailing by three, senior Harry O'Neil hit a layup to spark a quick 6-0 spurt that put Hopkins up 12-9. Dickinson answered with a 7-2 run to take a 16-14 lead on a KJ Holton jumper at the 10:52-mark. Sophomore Tom Quarry grabbed the lead back for the Blue Jays with a three from the wing. That ignited a 16-2 run, with five different Blue Jays scoring, as they pushed out to a 30-18 lead with 3:08 to go in the half. The teams traded scores over the final three minutes and Hopkins took a 36-23 lead into the half.
Dickinson opened the second-half scoring with an Onye Okoro jumper. Quarry answered with a bucket in the paint to kick-start a 25-5 run that saw Hopkins' lead balloon to 31. Sophomore Braeden Johnson put the punctuation on the run with a fast-break dunk at the 12:26-mark to make it a 61-30 game. Dickinson kept battling and would outscore Hopkins, 32-17 over the final 12 minutes to make the final score closer than it was.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 50-35 all-time against Dickinson and wins its fifth straight in the series.
• Head coach Josh Loeffler now needs just two wins to reach 100 for his career. His record stands at 98-29 (.772), including 52-16 (.765) at Hopkins.
Inside the Box Score
• Quarry and junior Conner Delaney led the Blue Jays with 13 points each, while Delaney also handed out five assists to go with two steals. He now has 210 career assists to move into 18th place in school history.
• Sophomore Ethan Bartlett added 11 points and three steals while Johnson chipped in 10 points. O'Neil grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go with seven points. Kern dished a career-best five assists and blocked a shot.
• Dan Conlan led Dickinson with a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds. Adam Drummond and Travis Dobbins added 10 points apiece.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, January 11 as the Blue Jays travel to the Eastern Shore to take on Washington College. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 pm at the Cain Athletic Center.