Kuntz's Double-Double Leads Mustangs to 87-81 Double OT Win Over Arcadia

Kuntz's Double-Double Leads Mustangs to 87-81 Double OT Win Over Arcadia

GLENSIDE, Pa. - Stevenson men's basketball junior Justin Kuntz recorded career-highs in points and rebounds with 25 and 17, respectively, as the Mustangs posted an 87-81 double overtime Commonwealth Conference victory over Arcadia Saturday at Alumni Gymansium.

The Mustangs (6-1, 3-0 MAC) aveneged three losses to the Knights from a season ago and posted their first win in five all-time meetings. The last four games between the two teams have been decided by an average of three points.

For the second straight game, Stevenson held a double digit lead in the second half before their opponent rallied to tie and eventual take the lead.

Arcadia (3-3, 0-2 MAC) held their largest lead of the game at 60-57 with 4:35 remaining after four consecutive free throws.

After three straight misseed free throws by the Mustangs, Aaron Lee-Webb scored the game-tying layup with under one second remaining but failed to convert his free throw after getting fouled by Kuntz.

In the first overtime, freshman Ryan Hill made two free throws to tie the game at 76 before Kuntz had his reverse layup blocked by Kahlil Curtis as time expired.

Ryan Kelley gave the Knights a one point lead with 3:08 remaining in the second overtime, but Stevenson scored the final seven points to give them their fourth straight win and third in the conference.

Senior Alfonzo Hawkins scored 17 points while freshman Darius Walker totaled a career-high 14 rebounds.

The Mustangs outscored Arcadia 52-34 in the paint while each team grabbed 56 rebounds.

Arcadia was led by Joe Brown and Jose Landro who both posted double-doubles, combining for 22 points and 29 rebounds.

Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, December 18 when they host a non-conference contest with Marywood beginning at 3:00 p.m.