Bears shut down McDaniel, 61-48

Bears shut down McDaniel, 61-48

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Ursinus freshman forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) scored a team-high 15 points, while senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost) added in ten points and 11 rebounds as the Bears (14-9, 10-6 Centennial) defeated McDaniel (8-14, 4-11 Centennial) 61-48 Saturday afternoon in men's basketball play.

Freshman guard Matt Donahue (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity School) scored nine as Ursinus remained in a three-way tie for second place in the Centennial Conference with the win. The Bears are tied with Muhlenberg and Gettysburg heading into the final week.

For McDaniel, sophomore forward Marcus Dyson had 18 points, with freshman guard Tyler Rudd scoring 12.

McDaniel had an early lead, going up by three at 7-4 on a layup by junior guard Michael Jarboe with 16:44 left in the first half. Ursinus would take the lead for good at 14-12 with 12:57 left on a three-pointer by Cousart. Ursinus went up by 19 in the closing moments of the first half at 39-20 on a pair of foul shots by Ward with 51 seconds left.

In the second half, Ursinus maintained a double digit lead.

Ursinus held a 37-26 lead on the glass, with Cousart's 11 being a game-high. Sophomore center Woody Butler had seven caroms for McDaniel.

Cousart now has 512 assists in his career, passing Haverford's John Elefterakis for second all-time in the Centennial Conference.

Ursinus now faces a critical test in Washington on Wednesday in Chestertown, Maryland. The Bears are one game up on Washington with just two conference games remaining.