The Glenville State Pioneers dropped an overtime thriller to Slippery Rock University, 105 – 93 tonight in Slippery Rock, PA
Jamar Scales led a list of five Rock players who had double-digit scoring nights Thursday as he scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and recorded four steals.
Slippery Rock shot a red-hot 63.5% (40 of 63) from the floor and nailed 20 of 28 free throws (71.4%) while hitting three of eight 3-point tries (37.5%).
Glenville State was led in scoring by Mykail Vibbert‘s game-high 35 points. As a team, they shot 48.1% (37 of 77) from the floor, 50% (10-20) from the foul line and 37.9% (11-29) from 3-point range.
The Pioneers used a 15-5 run to go into the break up eight points, 44-36. The 2nd half saw Slippery Rock open on a 17-6 run, and never let up as they shot 70% in the half.
GSC ran off 10 straight points, however, to take a 73-70 lead with six minutes left in regulation time and the nip-and-tuck battle was back on.
The Pioneers held a four-point, 78-74, advantage with three minutes left before SRU rode a five-point run to a 79-78 edge with 0:49 remaining.
A pair of free throws by Robinson with 0:07 left in regulation ultimately sent the contest into overtime. The Pioneers would have the final shot in regulation, but Chase Groves could not convert, nor could Marcus Catney, who grabbed an offensive rebound and missed a putback from about 12-feet.
The overtime was all Slippery Rock, as they would score on the opening possesion and never trailed in the extra frame. Slippery Rock also converted all four of its field goal attempts in the overtime period.
The Pioneers return to action Saturday, December 8, 2007 as they travel to play Southern Virginia University. Tip off is 4 p.m.