Saturday, December 04, 2010

Heartbreak in Connecticut

James Johnson scored the last eight points for Quinnipiac including a layup at the buzzer as the Bobcats rallied to beat the Mount 77-75.

The Mount held as big as a ten-point lead in the second half, but saw that dwindle away. The Bobcats led 69-67 before the Mount scored six straight to forge ahead 73-69 with just under 2 minutes to play.

Johnson then buried a three as the shot clock expired to cut the lead to one, before Shawn Atupem restored the lead to three at the other end with a strong drive. However, Johnson's three tied it with 27 seconds left.

Johnson made a steal with about 5 seconds left drove the length of the floor and scored with .5 seconds to allow the preseason NEC favorites to win their opener. The Mount falls to 1-1 with the disappointing loss.

Lamar Trice led a balanced Mount attack with 17, Julian Norfleet added 16,  Atupem had 15 and Danny Thompson had career highs of 12 points and 9 rebounds.

Starting forward Raven Barber missed the game with the flu.
Send an email to

No comments:

Post a Comment