Late hoop leads A.I.C. past Greyhound men's basketball in Northeast-10 Conference actionFebruary 7, 2009
American International College 74, Assumption 73
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Freshman guard ADRIAN HYNES GUERY (Montreal, QUE/Dawson) made a layup with three seconds left to lift American International College past Assumption College, 74-73, in men's basketball action in the Northeast-10 Conference SATURDAY at the Butova Gym.
The Greyhounds are now 15-7 overall and 12-5 in the conference, tied with Stonehill College for third-place. Bentley College (14-3) is the current pacesetter with UMass Lowell (13-4) in the second place.
The Yellow Jackets were paced by freshman guard ISIAH WALLACE (Springfield, MA/Sabis International) who led all scorers with 30 points making 13-of-21 attempts from the floor. Sophomore guard SESOO IKPAH (Williamstown, NJ/Lee Academy) (13 points), senior forward LUCIUS MILLINDER (Belleville, NJ/Belleville) (10 points) and junior forward AIKEEM VANDERHORST (Bay Shore, NY/Bay Shore) (10 points, 8 rebounds) played well in support roles.
The Greyhounds got a superb off-the-bench performance from junior guard COURTLAND BLUFORD (Ft. Washington, MD/St. Vicnent Pallotti) (17 points), while senior forward/guard PATRICK SHEA (Salem, MA/Salem) (14 points, eight rebounds) and sophomore center SAVOY FRAINE (Grenada Hills, CA/Grenada Hills) (10 points) also contributed.
The Greyhounds used a 9-2 spurt at the end of the first half to move from a 28-27 deficit to a 36-30 advantage. Senior guard MITCH BAJEMA (Whitinsville, MA/Christian) made a three-pointer, sophomore forward MIKE BALDARELLI (Sutton, MA/Holy Name) cashed two inside moves for hoops and Shea drilled a jumper with seven seconds left to highlight the run.
Late in the second half Bluford converted his third coast-to-coast drive and score move to give the Greyhounds a 69-67 lead with 4:08 remaining. Ikpah tied the game with a inside move at 3:37.
Hynes-Guery made the first of a two-shot foul opportunity and Vanderhorst converted an inside move to give the Jackets a 72-69 lead with 2:02 left. Bluford made two free throws and then an electrifying dunk on the fast break to give the Greyhounds a 73-72 lead with 1:32 left.
The Greyhounds are in action against Northeast-10 Conference rival New Haven TUESDAY in the Laska Gym at 7:30 p.m