Capital Grounds Redhawks in Overtime Thriller

Capital Grounds Redhawks in Overtime Thriller

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Capital University men's basketball team was in action Saturday afternoon against the Redhawks of La Roche College. Austin Schreck scored game-winning layup after a steal by Jackson with eight seconds left in the game.

With the score tied at 63 and eight seconds left on the clock in overtime, La Roche was inbounding the ball trying to set up a last second shot. Senior Tyrel Jackson (Dublin, Ohio/ Dublin Coffman) recorded a steal that gave Capital a chance for a last second bucket. Freshman Dan Auble (Brecksville, Ohio) found sophomore Austin Schreck (Erlanger, Ky.) for the game-winning layup.

The Crusaders started the game on a 5-0 run. The Redhawks then went on a 10-0 to take a 10-5 lead with 14:13 left in the first half.

With 35 seconds left to go in the first half and Capital down four, sophomore Will Hannah (Milford, Ohio) drained a 3-pointer to cut the La Roche lead to 28-27, heading into the half.

Jackson led the way for Capital in the first half with six points, added four rebounds and two assists. Freshman Tyler Jamison (Strongsville, Ohio) secured five first half rebounds, while adding one block.

The Crusaders defense held La Roche to just 30.8 percent in the first half. Cap held a slight edge in the rebounds category, 17-16.

In the second half, sophomore Joey Weingartner (Centerville, Ohio) hit back-to-back 3-pointers that sparked an 8-2 Capital run. After five consecutive points by the Redhawks, freshman Ganiyu Yahaya (Allen, Ky.) answered with five unanswered points, to give Cap a 40-35 lead with 13:54 left in the second half.

The remainder of the second half ended up being a back and forth affair. After a foul sent Redhawks' Dion Etheridge to the free-throw line where he made two free throws, the game was sent to overtime.

In overtime, Capital outscored La Roche 6-4 giving Capital the 65-63 victory.

Despite being outrebounded 34-32, Capital was able to take a slim advantage with second chance points, 6-5. The Crusaders bench outscored the Redhawks bench 21-18.

Weingartner finished the game with a team-high 17 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists. Jackson finished in double-digits with 12 points, assisted on eight baskets, brought down four rebounds, and recorded two steals.

With the win, Capital improves to 3-0 overall on the season. The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 22, as they take part in the NCAC/OAC Challenge at Ohio Wesleyan University. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.