by jamesc 1/20/2014 8:03:20 AM --
NORFOLK – A shot at the buzzer fell short for the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team Saturday night as the Hawks fell to Marshalltown Community College in double overtime. The Tigers made a shot with just over three seconds left in the second overtime to hold on for the win, 101-100.
It was a back and forth game. Northeast built an eleven point lead in the first half, but Marshalltown cut into that lead with a 43-41 advantage at half-time. Neither team could pull away in regulation as Buay Tuach of Northeast hit a three-pointer to tie the ball game to send the game in overtime.
Again, neither team could pull away in the first overtime as Lyle Hexom of the Hawks hit a three-pointer to tie the ballgame with less than two seconds remaining. Marshalltown outscored the Hawks
8-7 in the second overtime to seal the victory.
Three Hawks scored in double figures - Lyle Hexom had 27 points, Jabbar Washington finished with 22, and Khapri Alston had 20. Hexom and Alston recorded double-digit rebounds with 18 and 10, respectively. Northeast missed 21 free throws in the loss. The Hawks are 13-8.
Northeast will take on Southeastern Community College on Wednesday, January 22 in West Burlington, IA. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.