Becker, 3 others score in double figures for triumphant Shoremen

PRECIEUX TSHIBANGU

CHESTERTOWN — Senior guard Dilyn Becker scored a game-high 21 points to lead four Shoremen in double figures Tuesday night as they topped the Knights of Neumann, 76-61, in a non-conference basketball game.

The locals applied the brakes to a five-game losing streak, picking up their first win since Nov. 9.

Washington (2-6) also got big games from 6-foot-6 freshman forward Precieux Tshibangu and 6-1 sophomore guard Kedrick Frink.

Tshibangu blocked 10 shots, one shy of the school record that Mark Awantang ‘97 established 26 years ago.

Frink scored 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds for his first double-double as a Shoreman.

Tshibangu’s traditional three-point play 1 minute, 51 seconds into the game gave Washington a 3-2 lead, and Neumann played a futile game of catch-up the rest of the way.

Washington led 38-27 at the break after closing the first half on an 11-5 run.

Senior guard Tray Wright’s layup with 13:46 remaining gave the Shoremen their largest lead of the evening, 55-37.

Neumann (5-3) scored 11 of the next 13 points to cut the deficit to single digits, 57-48, on a T.J. Lewis layup with 10:28 to play.

The Knights would get no closer.

Washington extended the spread to as many as 17 points, twice — 67-50 on a Becker trey with 6:39 to play and 73-56 on a Frink lay-in with 2:40 remaining.

Becker (seven rebounds, four steals) led all players with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor, which included 4-of-7 from behind the 3-point arc.

Sophomores Jason Zielinski and Sam Corrao contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively.

The Shoremen shot a season-high 52% (29-of-56) from the floor and 42% (8-of-19) from 3-point range.

Neumann also had four players score in double digits, led by Jalen Vaughns and Kyson Rawls with 13 points apiece.

Tony James matched Frink’s 12 rebounds.

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