Foresters lose double overtime thriller at St. Francis

A 25-foot banker as time expired in the second overtime pushed host St. Francis to a 92-89 win over the Huntington University Men's basketball team on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Austin Leisure sank the off-balance shot to send the Foresters to their 11th loss against 18 victories for the season.

The Foresters seemingly had the game in hand with a 66-58 lead with 5:11 left in the contest, but the Cougars' DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis scored his team's final 11 points to tie the contest and send it into overtime.

The two teams played to a 10-10 standoff in the first extra period to send the game into the second overtime. St. Francis took a quick five-point lead in the frame, but Kevin Kyle, who scored his 1,000th point earlier in the contest, hit a layup to tie things again with 32 second left.

Kyle Benge and Kevin Kyle led the Foresters with 22 and 21 points, respectively. Tyler Shively had 18 points and Luke Smith added 15.

Alex Nafziger and Smith were the horses on the boards with 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Benge was tops in assists with four.

Sawyer-Davis wound up as game-high scorer with 37 points. Nate Bojrab scored 13 and Shane Denny added 10.

The Foresters hit only 28 of 73 field goal attempts for 38.4 percent, while the hosts hit 36 of 72 for an even 50 percent.

Both teams got out to six-point leads in the opening half, but St. Francis went into halftime holding a lead of 36-33. HU scored the first eight points of the second half to reclaim the lead and the teams were tied at 52 midway through the frame. HU went on to a 14-6 run over the next five minutes to take their 66-58 lead before Sawyer-Davis took over.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
Kyle Benge 8-20 1-5 5-5 22 2 4 3
Kevin Kyle 6-11 0-0 9-11 21 3 0 3
Alex Nafziger 2-3 0-0 4-6 8 13 1 3
Tyler Shively 5-17 2-5 6-6 18 7 2 2
Luke Smith 5-9 1-2 4-4 15 11 1 4
Caleb Kennedy 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 3
Andrew Mock 1-3 1-3 0-0 3 0 2 0
Kellen Zawadzki 1-7 0-3 0-0 2 2 2 1
Team 8
Totals 28-73 5-18 28-32 89 49 12 19
St. Francis
Nate Bojrab 5-12 1-5 2-2 13 4 4 4
Matt Edmonds 2-4 0-0 1-1 5 4 1 5
Kreigh Hentrup 3-8 2-6 0-0 8 0 4 2
Austin Leisure 2-6 2-2 0-0 6 5 12 4
DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis 14-24 4-7 5-9 37 13 2 4
Adam Cagnet 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Isaac Campbell 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 1 2 0
Kevin Dawson 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1
Shane Denney 4-4 0-0 2-6 10 5 0 4
Eric Eaton 3-6 0-1 0-0 6 3 0 2
Ferdinand Morales-Soto 2-5 0-1 0-0 4 1 2 1
Team 4
Totals 36-72 10-23 10-18 92 40 28 27