ECSU 71, Connecticut College 61 OT
Vadas Ignites Camels on 24-to-4 Second Half Rally but Warriors Hold on for Win
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Jamie Kohn poured in 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Eastern Connecticut State University (4-1) men´s basketball team to a 71-61 non-conference overtime win against Connecticut College (1-3) Monday night.
The Warriors led by 16 with 12 minutes left but the visiting Camels rallied with a 24-to-4 run to take a four point lead. But in the overtime, the hosts scored the first 10 points to pull away from the Camels.
Nick Nedwick of Eastern led all players in the game with 24 points and joined Kohn as the only two Eastern players in double figures.
Freshman Matt Vadas poured in 20 points and hauled in six rebounds to lead the Camels. Taylor Hanson chipped in with 14 points and five boards in another strong shooting performance. Rob Harrigan reached double-digits with 10 points and five boards.
"We did a great job coming back and forcing the overtime," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "We had the lead with about two minutes left but couldn't finish it off. We are making a lot of mistakes but our young guys are battling and will continue to improve. We will show them the tape, keep encouraging them to do the right thing and keep working."
Vadas led the second-half charge for Conn by scoring 14 of his team´s 32 points in the second half. His jumper tied the game at 48 with just over five minutes left and Harrigan and Pete Banos followed with buckets in the paint to give the Camels a 52-48 lead with 3:19 left.
November 29, 2010