Men’s Basketball Defeat St. Michael’s
January 27, 2009
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COLCHESTER, Vt. -The University of New Haven men’s basketball team defeated the St. Michael’s College Purple Knights 58-52 in overtime Saturday afternoon. The Chargers improve to 7-12 overall and 5-9 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Purple Knights fall to 6-10 overall and 4-10 in conference play.
The Chargers quickly fell down in Saturday’s contest when the Purple Knights scored the opening seven points. UNH trailed the entire first half, including trailing by as many as 12 points at the 3:06 mark. The Chargers trailed 25-16 at the half.
UNH chipped away at the St. Michael’s lead for the first 10 minutes of the second half and found themselves tied at 36 with 9:46 remaining. The Chargers trailed by 10 with 13 minutes left and went on a 13-0 run to gain a three-point lead. The teams exchanged the lead for the final few minutes and the Purple Knights tied the score at 48 with 3:03 remaining. Neither team scored in the final three minutes and the game went to overtime.
Cassius Chaney scored five of the Chargers 10 points in the overtime period as the Chargers continued their second-half momentum into the final period. UNH held the Purple Knights to just four points in the overtime period and captured the win.
Chaney scored a game-high 33 points on 13-of-24 from the floor. He also grabbed seven rebounds, three assists and one block.
The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 28 against St. Anselm College. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.