Willimantic, Conn. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams suffered a 77-74 loss in overtime against the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors in men's basketball action this evening. Trinity falls to 1-2 with its second loss in a row, while the Warriors improve to 3-0.
Trinity scored the final four points of regulation to force overtime, then scored five straight points over the final two minutes of overtime to tie the game at 74-74 on a three-point field goal by junior guard Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) from the top of the circle with 24 seconds left. Eastern missed a short jump shot with time running out by Broderick Sawyer, but tipped the rebound to Nick Nedwick who banked in a three-point field goal from the left side with 1.5 seconds left to give Eastern a 77-74 lead. Trinity inbounded into the backcourt but Ford stepped out of bounds in front of the Eastern bench trying to save a bad pass as time ran out.
Trinity junior forward Luke MacDougall (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) had a team-high 19 points and added eight rebounds, while junior guard Ian Fels (Miami, Fla.) contributed 15 points and four assists, and Ford had 11 points. Bantam sophomore center Chris Applegate (High Point, N.C.) pulled down a team-high nine boards, but the Warriors outrebounded Trinity, 49-40. Sawyer scored a gaem-high 23 points for Eastern Connecticut.