F&M ousts Johns Hopkins in Div. III tourney, 65-56 Enfield ends career with 2,024 points

March 03, 1991|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Correspondent

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin and Marshall dominated Johns Hopkins during two different segments of the second half and wound up shooting free throws in the last 90 seconds for a 65-56 victory in the second round of the national Division III tournament at the Mayser Center last night.

Hopkins (19-10) made its final challenge during the final five minutes as it chopped at 50-38 deficit to 52-48. But a Blue Jays possession became a turnover on a charging call against Dave Eikenberg, and F&M (25-2) shot its way out of trouble from the foul line. Andy Enfield finished his Hopkins career with 22 points and a school-record 2,024. Included in his night's total was a 7-for-7 performance at the foul line, which boosted Enfield into the NCAA (all-divisions) all-time single season free-throw shooting percentage lead with 120-for-126 (95.2). He already had the caraeer record (all divisions) locked up. F&M, which had beaten Hopkins in overtime at Homewood, then lost to the Blue Jays 10 days ago in the Middle Atlantic Conference-South tournament, won this one by pounding the ball inside and beating Hopkins on the boards, 32-19.

"I told the team at the half they had done a fabulous job on the boards and on the screens, anad now if they went inside, Hopkins couldn't stop us," said F&M coach Glenn Robinson, whose team made the Division III tournament's final 16 for the fifth time in the last six years.

Chirs Finch--who hurt the Blue Jays inside and out--Mark Maggioncalda, and Ed Plakans combined for 22 rebounds for F&M, while the four by the 5-foot-10 guard Eikenberg, were a team-high for Hopkins.

As for a strategy against Enfield, the Blue Jays' leading scorer with 21.3 average, Robinson said: "We didn't do anything different, I just think we did it better. We did not want to foul him, nor did we want to give him the open shot."

"Give him the credit, he did a great job because he worked hard for everything he got."

Hopkins coach Bill Nelson, who has put teams in the NCAAs the last two seasons, said: "Last week, we played behind them on defense and pushed them out. This time, (6-7 Dave) Wilding hurt us down low. They were getting and making shots five feet closr to the basket and we had trouble with their defense.

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