WEBB'S BUZZER BEATER LIFTS BETHUNE-COOKMAN OVER UMES, 69-66
Feb. 20, 2006
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Antonio Webb's buzzer beater lifted Bethune-Cookman (BCC) over Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES), 69-66, in a conference decision Monday night at the Hytche Center. Webb, who finished with eight points on 3-for-12 shooting from the field, hit the game winner for BCC after hurling up a desperation 27-footer as time expired.
Bethune-Cookman (14-12, 10-5 MEAC) held leads in the closing moments of the game but could not hold on as UMES (5-19, 2-12 MEAC) tied the score each time.
The Wildcats' largest lead of the second half came at 45-40, but Antonio McMillion (Randallstown, Md.), who made 8-of-11 from the charity stripe, connected on a jumper at 2:28 to tie the game at 64.
A lay-up by Jesse Brooks (Severn, Md.) put the Hawks up by two, but Anis Taylor hit two free-throws with: 36 left to tie the score up for the seventh time that period.
UMES held a lead the entire first half and pushed their advantage to 11 when Jackson's trey at 8:39 put the Hawks up 27-16. The Wildcats, however, went on a 22-11 run to end the half and closed within one point of the lead at the break, 39-38.
BCC had four players in double figures and were led by Michael Williams II, who scored 16 points to go along with eight rebounds. Sam Barber, Kory Crumbly, and Taylor added 10 points each.
The Hawks got a game high 17 points from Brooks. Troy Jackson (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) finished with 16 points, while Tim Parham (Chicago, Ill.) and McMillion chipped in with 12 and 10, respectively. Parham also pulled down a game high 10 boards, good enough for his 11 double-double in 24 games.
UMES plays Morgan State in their next contest. The Hawks battle the Bears on Saturday, Feb. 25 in a 4 pm home contest at the Hytche Center.