UPSET!!: Trojans Beat Royals In Double OT Thriller

ANDERSON, S.C. – Osvaldo Haynes scored on a goaltending call as time expired in the second overtime to give Anderson College a 99-97 CVAC victory over Queens University of Charlotte Sunday afternoon at the Abney Center. Anderson, 14-15 overall and 9-11 in the CVAC, fell behind 18-2, trailed 37-31 at half, and by six – 75-69 – with 1:04 remaining in regulation before pulling off its miraculous comeback. In the final 55 seconds of regulation, Travis Tate made a 3-point goal, Kennedy Bass turned a steal into a dunk, and then Tate nailed another trey with eight seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. The loss drops Queens, a Final Four team in Division II a year ago, to 20-7, 15-5. The loss could do damage to Queens’ hopes for an at-large bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Royals were ranked eighth in the latest East Region poll. In the first overtime, the Trojans gained their first lead of the game – 80-79 – with 3:14 remaining. A field goal by Haynes gave Anderson an 87-82 lead with 1:23 left. But Queens got a 3-point goal from B.J. Timmons at the 1:05 mark and a inside basket by Zach English with 18 seconds remaining to tie the game at 87. After Anderson missed its chance to win, English missed a 17-footer from the right corner at the horn. In the second overtime, baskets by Kendrick Harris and Spencer Ross gave the Royals a 91-87 lead with 4:03 left. But once again, Anderson came back. Joel C. Zimmerman made two 3-point goals to tie the game at 93 with 3:09 to play. After an exchange of baskets, Chris Poore scored on a short jumper to give the Trojans a 97-95 lead with 52 seconds left. Hector Valenzuela scored inside for the Royals with eight seconds remaining to set the stage for the final sequence. The Trojans decided to play on and Haynes moved into the lane, took a pass from Bass, and lofted a shot toward the goal. The ball was swatted away by Queens’ Zach English. After a brief meeting at the foul line, the officials signaled the shot was good. Anderson was led for the third straight game by Chris Poore, who scored 26 points. Tate was 7-for-13 from behind the arc and finished with 23. Zimmerman, playing in his final regular-season home game, made four treys on his way to 18 points. Bass added 15, and Haynes, who played all 50 minutes, chipped in 12 points and had a game-high 15 rebounds, eight off the offensive glass. Queens was led by Timmons with 28, Spencer Ross with 27 points and 10 assists, Valenzuela with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Moustapha Diouf with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and eight blocks. Bass, Haynes, and Tate all had six assists apiece for Anderson. Anderson shot 42 percent from the field, 52 percent (16-31) from behind the arc. Queens shot 43 percent, 42 percent (10-24) from behind the arc. Anderson’s bench outscored Queens, 69-6. AC-Queens Box Season Statistics
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