CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – SEMO males’s basketball emerged victorious from a double-overtime thriller on the Present Me Heart on Saturday.
In entrance of their largest residence crowd of the season, 2, 632, the Redhawks began the sport on a 9-0 run and prolonged their result in as many as 22 factors. Nonetheless, Tennessee Tech outscored SEMO 51-29 from the three:01 mark within the first half by means of the top of regulation to tug even and power an additional body.
First OT proved to be a defensive battle, a 4-4 stalemate.
After lacking SEMO’s recreation on Thursday with an ankle harm, Phillip Russell returned to the lineup Saturday and was the distinction throughout the last 5 minutes. His two factors and three assists sparked SEMO’s offense to a 14-7 run that sealed the win.
The Redhawks enhance to 5-3 in OVC play and now sit in a six-team tie for first place within the convention.
Starting the motion on Saturday, the SEMO girls’s crew fought again from a double-digit deficit to present themselves an opportunity late within the recreation.
Trailing by seven with underneath 40 seconds to play, Kennedi Watkins secured an offensive rebound and put it again up and in to make it a five-point recreation.
On the following Tennessee Tech possession, Alecia Doyle got here away with a steal. Watkins would finally capitalize with one other layup, convey SEMO inside three factors with 19 seconds on the clock.
Following the Golden Eagles’ inbound, Watkins deflected a cross that fell proper into Jaliyah Inexperienced’s arms. Inexperienced drove to the basket, however Tennessee Tech’s protection closed in to dam her shot and safe the win.
SEMO’s loss snaps a three-game win streak, falling to 3-5 in convention. That mark is presently a tie for fifth place.
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