The Davis College Falcons picked up a non-conference overtime win over local rival SUNY Broome Hornets, on Saturday, by the score of 99-92.
The visiting Falcons jumped all over Broome from the start as they held an early 8-2 lead and led by as much as 17 points in the first half. However, the Hornets would not back down as they stormed back led by Raheim Grant’s 14 second half points. With the game tied midway through the second half, both teams would make several big plays to keep their respective team close. Davis’ Jackson Henri scored 8 straight points at one stretch and freshman, Anthony Gathings, came up with some big baskets as well down the stretch. Both teams came up with big defensive stops in the last minute of regulation as neither team got off a great look to win the game. In the overtime session Falcons’ Spencer Bath opened up the second session with a big 3 pointer from the wing. Moments later Ben Waterman followed up with a three of his own from the top of the key and got fouled in the act and converted the 4 point lead to extend to a 7 point lead for the Falcons. Davis College would make 10 of 14 free throws in overtime to clinch the contest.
5 players scored in double figures for the Falcons. Henri finished with a game high 23 points to go along with 9 rebounds. Gathings scored a career high 20 points and pulled in 8 rebounds before fouling out in overtime and Spencer Bath had a tremendous all-around game with 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists off the bench. Derrell Calloway got the start at the point guard position and came up big with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists as he controlled the tempo of the game and Kelvin Tompkins added 12 points off the bench as well in the win.
Grant led SUNY Broome with 22 points and 19 rebounds and Tron Smith, Jr. had 21 points in the loss.
Davis now improves to 5-10 on the year and has another non-conference match-up on Thursday at Luzerne County Community College at 7:00 p.m.