Sophomore Kelvin Tompkins caught fire on Thursday evening and led Davis College to a come from behind victory over host Luzerne County Community College by a score of 109-102.
There was no lack of scoring in this one as both teams came out firing and did not stop over the course of the 40 minute contest. It was a tight game throughout the first half as Luzerne’s Matthew Dessoye poured in 19 of his team high 31 points in the first half. For Davis, Ben Waterman scored 13 of his 22 points and Tompkins 12 in the half but he was just getting started. At the start of the second half Luzerne looked to take control of the game and at one point took a 12 point lead with 7 minutes to play. Luzerne was able to capitalize on several second chance opportunities and Davis went cold during that same stretch. After a timeout to get the Falcons settled, Tompkins began to take over the game. He started his run with a nice drive to the rim and then would go on to make 7 three pointers in a row down the stretch of the game as his teammates sought him out on every possession. Luzerne was not able to hold on to their lead during this onslaught by Tompkins and the Falcons came away with the impressive road win.
Tompkins offensive performance set two school records. His 11 three pointers broke the previous record of 10 set by Bradley Ellis back in February of 2013 and his 38 points for the game also set a single game mark previously held by Tyler Rathmell (36) in November of 2009. Waterman finished with a double-double on the evening with 10 rebounds to go with his 22 points and Jackson Henri had a nice all-around performance with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Next up for the Falcons is a home HVIAC match-up with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27.