Montague Leads Men's Basketball Past Molloy in Overtime, 87-83

Shawn Montague dribbles toward the hoop with the ball in his right hand.
BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 10, 2019 – Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Victory Hall Sports Center)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 87, Molloy College 83 (OT)
Records: SNHU 2-0, Molloy 0-2

Senior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) erupted for 27 points, including eight in overtime, and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team to an 87-83 triumph over Molloy College on Sunday afternoon at Mercy College's Victory Hall Sports Center.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Montague – career-high-matching 27 points (9-15 FG, 9-11 FT), career-high 16 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • Senior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) – 23 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3-FG, 12-15 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 14 first-half points
  • Freshman Jacari Sanders (San Antonio, Texas) – 18 points (5-11 FG, 3-4 3-FG, 5-6 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 16 second-half points
  • Junior Corry Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 6 points (2-3 FG, 2-2 3-FG), 2 rebounds
  • Sophomore Mikey Buscetto (Waterford, Conn.) – 4 points (2-3 FG), 6 assists, 2 rebounds
  • Junior Michael Almonacy (Brentwood, N.Y.) – 4 points (2-6 FG), 5 rebounds
KEY MOMENTS
  • The score was tied at 72 with 1:18 left when Sanders hit one of two at the line to give the Penmen the lead. Molloy had a chance to win it at the stripe with less than two seconds to go, but missed one of its two free throws to send it to overtime.
  • Molloy held its only lead of the extra session at 80-79 with two minutes on the clock when baskets from sophomore Justyn Lacy (Catskill, N.Y.) and Montague, followed by a pair of free throws from Sanders, gave SNHU an 85-80 lead with just under a minute to play. The Lions would cut it to two, but a pair at the line from Montague and a Lacy block would seal it.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Nick Corbett led Molloy with a game-high 29 points (10-27 FG, 6-12 3-FG, 3-3 FT).
  • The game featured 14 ties and 12 lead changes.
  • The Penmen outshot the Lions, 46.6 percent (27-58) to 37.8 percent (31-82), including 38.9 percent (7-18) to 37.9 percent (11-29) from downtown.
  • SNHU aloso cleaned up at the line, going plus-16 and shooting it better, 81.3 percent (26-32) to 71.4 percent (10-14).
  • The Penmen captured the glass (49-40), while the Lions collected more points off turnovers (26-9) and second chance points (18-6), narrowly won the paint (36-34) and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (14/9-10/18).
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire is 2-0 for the sixth straight year.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Sunday, Nov. 17 (3 p.m.) when they play host to the College of Staten Island at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air live on WGIR 610-AM.

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