Men's College Basketball

Hawks can't pull off upset in overtime

Marsalis Johnson
Posted: Dec. 2, 2017 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 2, 2017 11:25 pm

LIBERTY, Mo. -- For 40 minutes on Saturday, the Quincy University men's basketball team seemed prepared to slow down William Jewell's high-powered offense.

The Cardinals came into the Great Lakes Valley Conference matchup scoring 93 points per game, the most in the GLVC.

The Hawks held them to just 77 points in regulation to force overtime. However, William Jewell found its rhythm in the extra period by outscoring QU 15-4 to hand QU a 92-81 loss at the Mabee Center.

"This is a tough one to swallow," QU coach Ryan Hellenthal told WGEM radio. "This is the most complete game we've played. We came together and battled our tails off. It just wasn't represented in the win-loss column tonight."

The Hawks (1-6, 0-2 GLVC) trailed by as many as 12 points with under 12 minutes left in the game before going on a 14-4 run to trail just 65-63 with eight minutes remaining. The two teams then traded baskets before QU went on a 7-0 run started by Robert DeVries' layin. Demetrius Houston sank a 3-pointer, and a Marsalis Johnson dunk gave the Hawks a 75-72 advantage with 2:20 left in regulation.

The Cardinals (9-0, 2-0 GLVC) responded with a five-point run of their own to retake a two-point edge with over a minute to play. After the two teams traded misses, Houston danced through the Cardinals' defense and laid the ball in off the glass with 18 seconds remaining to tie the score. A jumper by William Jewell in the final seconds was off the mark.

The Hawks outrebounded the Cardinals 51-32 in regulation, and finished with a 57-38 edge on the glass after overtime.

"We outrebounded them, and that with our zone defense kept us in the game," Hellenthal said. "That's something we want to continue to get better at as we go. We need to keep progressing."

William Jewell scored the first nine points before Houston split a pair of free throws with 3:12 remaining.

The Cardinals went 7-for-9 at the free-throw line as QU never got closer than eight points. William Jewell went 21 for 27 at the charity stripe, while the Hawks made one of just four attempts at the line.

Marsalis Johnson led QU with 19 points along with 11 rebounds.

"Every time he steps on the court, you can see him get more confident," Hellenthal said.

Marcus Hinton also had a double-double with 14 rebounds and 14 points. All of his scoring was in the first half.

Tanner Stuckman also scored 14, while DeVries had 13 and Houston had 10 points. Stuckman also grabbed eight rebounds.

William Jewell 92, Quincy 81

QUINCY (1-6, 0-2 GLVC)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Marsalis Johnson 9-13 0-1 11 3 19

Marcus Hinton 6-20 0-0 14 2 14

Demetrius Houston 4-14 1-2 5 2 10

Bobby Frasco 3-8 0-0 6 4 7

Ryan Briscoe 2-11 0-0 5 3 4

Tanner Stuckman 6-7 0-1 8 3 14

Robert DeVries 5-8 0-0 1 3 13

Robby Dosier 0-2 0-0 1 2 0

Trevor Meny 0-1 0-0 2 0 0

De'Andre Alexander 0-2 0-0 2 1 0

Team 2

Totals 35-86 1-4 57 23 81

WILLIAM JEWELL (9-0, 2-0 GLVC)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Patrick Whelan 9-16 3-4 8 0 27

Byron Harp 5-10 8-10 1 1 19

Keith Hayes 6-12 4-4 5 3 17

Pharroh Gordon 4-9 2-4 10 2 11

Easton Koch 2-10 1-2 7 2 5

Eysan Wiley 5-11 3-3 3 3 13

Emil Ostafiiciuc 0-1 0-0 1 1 0

Team 3

Totals 31-69 21-27 38 12 92

Halftime score--William Jewell 41, QU 32. End of regulation--WIlliam Jewell 77, QU 77. 3-point field goals--QU 10-31 ((DeVries 3-5, Hinton 2-6, Stuckman 2-3, Frasco 1-4, Houston 1-3, Johnson 1-1, Briscoe 0-6, Dosier 0-2, Alexander 0-1), William Jewell 9-21 (Whelan 6-8, Hayes 1-4, Gordon 1-3, Harp 1-2, Koch 0-3, Wiley 0-1). Assists--QU 14 (Briscoe 5), William Jewell 15 (Harp 6). Steals--QU 5 (Houston 2), William Jewell 11 (Whelan 4). Blocked shots--QU 4 (Johnson 2, Hinton 2), William Jewell 7 (Wiley 4). Turnovers--QU 16, William Jewell 10. Fouls--QU 23, William Jewell 12. Fouled out--none. Officials--Tom Svehla, Roger Schmitz, Jason Harstick. A--427.

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