Men's Basketball News & Highlights
January 25, 2014
Eagles Nipped By Bulldogs In Overtime
Eastern fell by a final score of 76-71. Shaquan Turk scored a team-high 16 points for the Eagles and collected seven rebounds. Malcolm Garrison and Jordan Diggs each added 13 points. Anthony Parenti scored 12 points, reaching double digits for the sixth time this season. Turk, Garrison, Diggs and Parenti combined to shoot 20-for-35 (57.1 percent).
The Eagles trailed by 10 points with 16 minutes remaining in the second half, but started a rally with Garrison drawing a foul and sinking both free throws. The Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 16-6 over the next seven minutes to take the lead with a 3-pointer by Diggs with 8:54 remaining.
The teams traded baskets to tie the score six more times the rest of regulation. Macolm Garrison gave the Eagles a two-point lead with a 3-pointer from the right corner with 2:30 remaining. The Bulldogs retied the game with two minutes left.
The Eagles were unable to score on their next two possesions, but Turk drew a foul with 14 seconds left and hit both free throws.
DeSales returned the ball upcourt and drove to the basket, drawing a foul with five seconds remaining. DeSales' Mike Coleman sunk two to tie the game and send it into overtime tied 62-62. Coleman led the Bulldogs with 25 points.
The Eagles took a 68-66 lead with 1:53 to go in overtime. With 27 seconds remaining, the Bulldogs took the lead for good with an and-one layup by Coleman on a favorable foul call for DeSales. Coleman sank 11 of his 12 free throws in the game. Down 72-69, the Eagles went for a quick two points. Turk tried to draw contact, but no foul was called and the layup attempt was no good. The Bulldogs sunk four more free throws for the final score of 76-71.
DeSales and Eastern had identical successful field goals, but DeSales made 19-of-24 free throws compared to 11-of-15 for Eastern.
The Eagles travel to Wilkes University on Wednesday.
Updated: Saturday, 25 January 2014