February 11, 2011

Hornets top Farmington in overtime

FARMINGTON, Maine - Phil Warrick (Springfield, Mass.) scored a game-high 30 points to guide Lyndon to an 83-80 overtime win over the University of Maine at Farmington at Dearborn Gymnasium.

Warrick scored 17 points in the second half and overtime in helping the Hornets bounce back from a double-digit deficit prior to halftime. George Carle (Central Falls, R.I.) and Ben Sackett (Lyndonville, Vt.) provided pop off the bench for Lyndon with Carle posting 16 points and nine rebounds and Sackett scoring 11 points, including three three-pointers. Antonio Mena (Central Falls, R.I.) grabbed 12 rebounds in the win.

With the game tied at 75 with 2:35 left in overtime, Mena scored off a pass by Warrick and Carle made a block on the ensuing possession. Warrick hit a jumper with 1:16 remaining for a 79-75 lead. Pet Sumner got the Beavers to within reach at 81-80, but Warrick hit a pair of free throws to seal up the 83-80 victory.

Ben Johnson led Farmington with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Sumner netted 16 points, including a 4-for-4 performance from 3-point range, and D.J. Gerrish scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five steals.

Sumner and Andrew Dean each cashed in a three-pointer as the Beavers opened the game with an 11-4 run over the first 5:30. Two sets of foul shots by Yusuf Iman helped the hosts to a 25-14 advantage with 6:33 until halftime. Warrick scored his 13 points of the first half over the final 5:34 to help the Hornets cut the lead to 35-32 by intermission.

The Beavers managed to hold on to their lead for the bulk of the second half with a Tim Gingras tip-in with 5:36 left in regulation giving Farmington a 60-51 command. Over the next four minutes, Lyndon outscored Farmington 16-6 with a pair of Carle free throws lifting the Hornets to a 67-66 lead with 1:41 to play.

A Warrick layup pushed the lead to 69-66 with 55 seconds left. Following a Farmington miss, Kane and Gingras forced Warrick into a turnover with Kane converting a hoop-and-harm with 33 seconds to play to send the game into overtime.

Warrick scored six points and handed out two assists in the extra session in giving Lyndon the 83-80 win.