Bearcats Defeat Terriers In OT
The Binghamton University men's basketball team suffered a narrow loss at home on December 4 against Colgate. December 7 was a chance to get back in the win column as the Bearcats hosted the Terriers of Boston University.
For the Terriers, it was back and forth early in the game. Max Mahoney scored 11 to lead the team. Sukhmail Mathon had seven. Jonas Harper and Javante McCoy each chipped in five as the team put up 33 in the first half.
The Bearcats stayed eve and keeled throughout the opening period. Sam Sessoms dropped 12 points and had three assists. Brenton Mills tallied six. George Tinsley and Pierre Sarr both recorded five as the team managed to cut the deficit to two, trailing 33-31 going into halftime.
Coming out of halftime, neither team was able to gain a decisive edge. Both teams managed to rack up enough points to give them 70 at the end of the second half, so the game headed into overtime.
Boston put up a great fight in the overtime period as they took advantage of Pierre Sarr and Yarden Willis fouling out for Binghamton. Max Mahoney finished the game with 38 points and 13 rebounds. Sukhmail Mathon tallied 15 and Javante McCoy ended with nine. The team totaled 79 points.
Binghamton fought hard to force overtime and they thrived during those extra minutes. Sam Sessoms recorded a new school record in points with 40. Richard Caldwell Jr. got himself a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. Brenton Mills also racked up 10 as the Bearcats get the win by a final score of 84-79. This ended a 10-game losing streak to the Terriers of Boston.
The team will get some rest as they will not play until after finals have concluded. The next matchup for the men will be on the road in Ohio as they will face Youngstown State on December 18.