January 20, 2010

Bloomsburg Falls in Double-Overtime to East Stroudsburg

Box Score

BLOOMSBURG- Despite 29 points from senior guard Ruben Britt (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional), Bloomsburg University lost a double-overtime thriller to East Stroudsburg University, 101-96, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East men's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Nelson Field House.

The Huskies (6-9, 0-3) led by as many as 15 points in the second half when the Warriors began their comeback, going on a 16-4 run to bring the Bloomsburg lead down to 73-70 with 3:34 remaining. The Huskies were able to go back on top by seven, but the Warriors outscored Bloomsburg 7-0 over the final 2:25 of regulation to send the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, East Stroudsburg took its first lead of the game with a Terrance King jumper 14 seconds in. A jumper by sophomore guard Trevon Johnson (Snow Hill, MD/Snow Hill) put the Huskies up by one and a foul shot by sophomore forward Larry Webster (Elkton, MD/Elkton) gave Bloomsburg an 86-84 lead with 47 seconds remaining. After a foul, Andy Heimbach stepped to the line and sunk both of his foul shots with 13 seconds left, tying the game at 86 apiece and sending it to a second overtime.

The Warriors took advantage of a Huskies team that was in foul trouble, outscoring Bloomsburg 15-10 to take the five-point win.

Five players scored in double-figures for the Warriors, led by Robby Pines who finished with 18 points. Britt led all scorers and went 9-of-12 from the field, also hitting 11-of-12 from the foul line. Three other Huskies reached double-figures, with Johnson scoring 17, Webster 16, and freshman guard Jamar Smack (State College/State College) chipping in with 11 points.

The Huskies are on the road next as they travel to Millersville on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m.