Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

November 18, 2012

Hofstra edges Marshall in double-OT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Shaquille Stokes netted 26 points, including 10 in overtime, as Hofstra beat Marshall 103-100 in double overtime Sunday.

All of Stokes’ overtime points came in the latter frame. He put the Pride (3-2) up 94-89 with two free throws and a 3-pointer to begin the second overtime and closed it with four free-throws.

The Herd’s Elijah Pittman drained a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Marshall wiped out the Pride’s 37-31 halftime lead.

Marshall guard DeAndre Kane had the fourth triple-double in school history, ending with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Hofstra led 78-70 with 4:03 left, but two Chris Martin 3-pointers capped a 10-2 Marshall (2-3) run that knotted the game 80-all. David Imes and Stevie Mejia each made two free throws and Stokes added one more as the Pride took an 85-82 lead, setting up Pittman’s 3-pointer.

In the first overtime, Imes drained a free throw to tie the game 89-89 with 23 seconds left, but missed his second attempt, leading to the second overtime.

Both teams were playing their third game in three days as part of the 2K Sports Classic.

There were 99 free throw attempts in the contest. Marshall was 26-of-42 from the line for 61.9 percent while Hofstra was 40-of-57 for 70.2 percent.

Pittman finished with a career-high 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting, 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also added two assists and three blocks.

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MARSHALL (2-3) — Tinnon 2-6 2-2 6, Pittman 6-13 7-8 20, Spikes 3-6 3-6 9, Scarver 3-10 2-3 10, Kane 10-23 10-15 33, Martin 4-9 0-0 12, Goff 0-1 1-7 1, Hanner 4-5 1-1 9, Manning 0-0 0-0 0, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-73 26-42 100.

HOFSTRA (3-2) — Hall 6-12 4-7 16, Imes 2-7 4-6 9, Kone 4-8 6-11 14, Mejia 6-9 9-9 22, Stokes 5-20 11-14 26, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, Buie 3-6 3-5 9, Nwaukoni 0-2 0-1 0, Washington 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 28-70 40-57 103.

Halftime—Hofstra 37-31. End Of Regulation—Tied 85. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 89. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 10-33 (Martin 4-9, Kane 3-10, Scarver 2-7, Pittman 1-6, Tinnon 0-1), Hofstra 7-18 (Stokes 5-10, Mejia 1-3, Imes 1-3, Washington 0-2). Fouled Out—Buie, Kone, Mejia, Scarver, Tinnon. Rebounds—Marshall 43 (Kane 11), Hofstra 57 (Hall 14). Assists—Marshall 21 (Kane 10), Hofstra 11 (Stokes 6). Total Fouls—Marshall 39, Hofstra 30. A—1,276.

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