Mustangs Erase 14-Point Deficit, Leap Lycoming in OT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - After trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, the Stevenson University men's basketball team rallied to force overtime, then outscored Lycoming College 17-9 in the extra session to post a 100-92 MAC Commonwealth win Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

  • Stevenson (5-1, 2-0 MAC Commonwealth) took an early 11-3 lead, with Montaque Wright scoring nine of the points on three three-pointers.
  • Lycoming (4-3, 0-2 MAC Commonwealth) cut the lead to two, 17-15, on a Matt Ilodigwe layup at the 12:56 mark.
  • The Warriors took their first lead on a Darrius Dangerfield three with 4:23 left that put them up 31-30, but the lead was short-lived as Sean Mayberry scored on Stevenson's next possession.
  • The lead changed hands three more times, and Lycoming closed the half on a 14-6 run to go into the locker room up six, 47-41.

  • A 16-3 run by the guests capped by an Ilodigwe three at the 13:03 mark of the second half made it a 66-52 game.
  • Stevenson countered with a 10-0 run of its own, and layup by Mark Terrell with 9:30 left in regulation made it 66-62.
  • The Mustangs pulled within three on a Mayberry three-point play with 8:45 left that made it 68-65.
  • Stevenson stayed within striking distance, but a free throw by Devon Taylor with 4:10 left pushed Lycoming's lead to six, 80-74.
  • A basket by Terrell with 1:27 to go capped a 6-3 run and pulled the Mustangs within three, 83-80.
  • Lycoming missed a jumper with 14 seconds to go, and on the other end, Mayberry missed a layup, but grabbed the offensive rebound and the Mustangs called timeout.
  • Stevenson ran a play to get Wright a three from the right corner, which was off the mark, but he was fouled with 1.2 seconds left and sank all three free throws to tie the game.
  • Lycoming got a final shot off from long range but it was off the mark.

  • The two teams traded baskets to tie the game twice, the last at 87-87 on a Wright basket at the 3:23 mark.
  • After an empty Lycoming trip, White nailed a three-pointer to give the Mustangs their first lead since 3:32 left in the first half.
  • Lycoming pulled within two, 91-89, on a pair of free throws with 1:43 left, but at the other end, Wright sank two to make it 93-89 with 1:25 to go.
  • After Lycoming came up empty again, two more free throws by Wright pushed the lead to six with 42 seconds remaining.
  • Markanthony Fidelis halved the lead on a three with 36 ticks on the clock, but the Warriors got no closer as White went 5-6 at the free throw line to seal the win.

  • Stevenson won its fifth straight contest.
  • The Mustangs open 2-0 in MAC Commonwealth play for the first time since 2014-15.
  • Both teams shot 44% from the floor and Lycoming was 12-31 (39%) from behind the arc, while Stevenson was 5-25 from long range, but the Mustangs took 15 more free throws, going 25-37, while the Warriors went 18-22 at the stripe.
  • Stevenson held a 46-44 rebound advantage and had just 11 turnovers while turning the Warriors over 21 times.
  • Wright finished with a career-best 34 points while also recording seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.  He finished 12-25 from the floor, including three three-pointers, and 7-7 at the free throw line.
  • Terrell totaled 25 points on 10-13 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds.
  • Mayberry finished one point shy of his career high with 20 points off the bench while grabbing five rebounds.
  • White added 12 points.
  • Johnny Rhodes grabbed nine rebounds.
  • Stevenson reached the 100-point mark for the first time since a 113-83 win against Penn State Berks last season.

 

 

  • Stevenson steps out of MAC Commonwealth play Tuesday night when it hosts Cabrini at 7 pm at Owings Mills Gymnasium.