Despite season highs of 26 points, 26 rebounds and six blocks by junior Juan Paulino (Bronx, NY), the Wells College Express went on to drop an overtime thriller 105-103 to the Cazenovia College Wildcats on Tuesday night.
Down 94-90 with 1:18 left on the clock, freshmen Bryan Wight (Cazenovia, NY) would hit two free throws to pull Wells within two at 94-92. On the Wells ensuing possession, freshmen Andre Sawyers (Bronx, NY) would put back a missed jumper by Wight to tie the game at 94-94 with 26 seconds left in the game. The Express would have a chance to win the game in regulation, but freshmen Matt Condy (Seaford, NY) would have his three pointer rattle off the rim sending the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Express would find themselves down 105-103 with nine seconds left. Condy would again be left with the final shot, but his three pointer as time expired came up short giving the Wildcats the two point victory.
Including Paulino, the Express had five total players score in double figures. Sawyers finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, Wight finished with 18 points, while Condy and junior Tony Parker (Sodus, NY) each finished with 12 points.
The Express will next take on Penn. St Berks at Wells on Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 pm.