Basketball Comes to a Close

By Andy Chirico

Elm Staff Writer


The men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled over to Johns Hopkins and did not find much success. The Shorewomen fell by nine points, losing 66-55 and the Shoremen lost by 29 points with a final score of 87-58.

Seniors Emily Hubley and Jackie O’Connell played their final game as Shorewomen for the women’s basketball program. Hubley scored a team high of 25 points. Meanwhile, O’Connell scored four points and dished out a team high of three assists. Johns Hopkins held a huge advantage in the rebound category, outrebounding the Shorewomen 50-34. The offense did not come out as expected, only shooting 19-60 from the floor.

Head Coach Rob Nugent instructs senior forward Sean Flanigan in a practice.
Head Coach Rob Nugent instructs senior forward Sean Flanigan in a practice.

Shoremen senior John Weston certainly finished his last collegiate game with a bang. He had a team high in points, rebounds, and assists, scoring 15 points, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing out four assists. Unfortunately, Johns Hopkins nabbed 20 points to start the second half while Washington College was only able to score nine. Despite the rough season, the team members are looking forward to next season. “Next year I believe with the underclassman we have and the experience we received will make us better for next season,” freshman guard Joey Shelton said.

Neither team finish their last home games as they had hoped. Swarthmore came in and defeated the men’s team 81-62 and the women 64-54. The two losses in the home finale dropped the Shoremen down to 4-20 and the Shorewomen to 9-15.

The Shoremen had a very rough start against the Garnets, as they were not able to score a field goal in the first nine minutes. But, after that first field goal, the Shoremen found momentum and capitalized going on a 20-9 run allowing them to stay within two points of Swarthmore at halftime.

Swarthmore shot 42 percent from the floor and scored a total of 45 points in the second half, making it hard for Washington College to mount a comeback. Senior Sean Flanigan finished out his home career the right way, scoring a team high of 18 points. Weston finished out his last home game scoring five points and grabbing five rebounds.

To finish off the season, the Shorewomen ended with a record of 9-16 with a conference record of 5-13. The Shoremen finished the season with a record of 4-21 with a conference record of 4-14.

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