Winchester, Va. – The Lynchburg College men's basketball came out on top in a 98-95 overtime thriller against the Hornets of Shenandoah Saturday afternoon on the road.
Junior forward Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) recorded a double-double and scored a game-high 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, and colleceted 10 rebounds. Junior guard Jesse Case (Leesburg, Va.) achieved his season-high in scoring by tallying 24 points while also snagging six rebounds and dishing four assists.
Dominic Steward nailed five three pointers in the contest and finished the matchup with 20 points and five rebounds for Shenandoah.
Final: Lynchburg 98, Shenandoah 95 (OT)
Records: Lynchburg College (12-11, 6-8 ODAC), Shenandoah University (15-8, 8-6 ODAC)
Venue: Wilkins Center, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lynchburg fell behind Shenandoah 18-7 five minutes into the matchup but slowly crept back in to take a 41-40 lead into halftime.
The visitors started the second half hot from deep as they hit three 3-point shots in the first five minutes, but the game remained close. Case made a layup for the Lynchburg College Hornets with 2 seconds remaining to tie the score at 77-77 and send the game to overtime.
Lynchburg hit another three 3-pointers in the first 1:20 of overtime in order to grow the lead 86-82. Sophomore guard Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.) hit a pair of clutch free throws with 2 seconds left in OT to put the Lynchburg College Hornets up 98-95. One second later, Shenandoah's Jalyn Jarrett missed a potential game tying 3-pointer to secure Lynchburg's victory.
The Hornets will play host to Guilford College on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in another key ODAC matchup.