Mustangs Work Overtime For Seventh Straight, Erase 12-Point Margin

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson University men's basketball team wiped out a 12-point deficit with 3:06 remaining in regulation and Sean Mayberry hit the go-ahead jumper with 16.8 seconds left in overtime to lift the Mustangs to their seventh straight win, a 96-95 triumph over Albright in MAC Commonwealth play Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

  • After a pair of ties, Stevenson (7-1, 3-0 MAC Commonwealth) used a 7-0 run capped by a three by Marlon White, Jr. with 11:00 left to go up 19-12.
  • A 7-2 run capped by a three-pointer pulled Albright (3-6, 2-2 MAC Commonwealth) within a pair, 21-19, with 7:13 left before halftime.
  • The Lions cut the lead to two twice, but a three by Cam Harris on an inbounds pass gave the Mustangs a five-point lead, 30-25, with 4:20 to play.
  • Stevenson matched its largest lead of the first half, 34-27, on an old-fashioned three-point play by Johnny Rhodes at 2:27.
  • Albright pulled within one, 34-33, with 58.5 seconds left on two free throws, but Montaque Wright made it 36-33 with 33 seconds to go.
  • A 55-foot heave by Wright at the buzzer went off the rim and the Mustangs went into the break up three.

  • Albright took its first lead, 40-39, on a three by Sidney Brown 1:19 into the half.
  • The lead was short-lived, as Evan Joseph converted a conventional three-point play on the other end to put the Mustangs back up, 42-40.
  • A pair of free throws by Rhodes with 11:38 on the clock put Stevenson on top 55-54 after the lead changed hands three times.
  • Albright scored 10 straight points to take a 64-55 lead on a Christian Lane three with 9:56 remaining.
  • The Lions upped their lead to 13, 72-59, with 7:33 to go.
  • Albright led 81-69 with 3:06 left following an Isaiah Harris basket.
  • Stevenson cut the lead to seven with five straight points capped by a Harris basket at the 2:44 mark.
  • Wright sank a pair of free throws with 1:33 left that made it 83-78, then following a Lion turnover, a Rhodes layup made it a one-possession game with 1:23 on the clock.
  • Albright missed a layup on the other end and a three by Wright with 40.7 seconds to go tied the game 83-83.
  • Coming out of a timeout, Samuel Majekodunmi nailed a three for Albright with 12.3 seconds to go to give the guests an 86-83 lead. 
  • After Stevenson called time out, an initial three attempt by Wright from the right corner was off the mark, but Joseph grabbed the rebound and nailed a three with 0.6 seconds left to tie things again, and a final heave by Albright was well short.

  • Albright had the first two baskets of overtime to go up 90-86, but a Wright jumper and a pair of free throws by Mayberry tied things for the 10th time with 3:20 left.
  • After another tie at 92-92, the Lions took a 94-92 lead on a layup with 1:33 to go.
  • Stevenson came up empty on its next possession, and following a missed shot and offensive rebound by Albright, Majekodunmi was sent to the line with 31.2 seconds to go.
  • Majekodumni made the first but missed the second, and Rhodes raced down and made a layup with 23.7 seconds left.
  • The Mustang defense forced a jump ball in the backcourt with 21.5 seconds on the clock, and the possession arrow pointed to the home team.
  • Mayberry knocked down a 15-footer from the left elbow with 16.8 seconds to go to give the Mustangs their first lead of overtime, 96-95.
  • Albright elected not to call timeout, but was unable to get a shot off before time expired.

  • Stevenson won its seventh straight game, tied for the second-longest win streak in program history.  Stevenson won 15 games in a row in 2006-07, and also had seven-game win streaks in 2005-06 and 2014-15.
  • At 7-1, the Mustangs are tied with the 2013-14 team for best start in program history.
  • Stevenson improved to 2-0 in overtime games this season.
  • Albright shot 52.5% from the floor, including 72% (18-25) in the second half, while Stevenson shot 46.8% for the game.
  • Both teams connected on nine three-pointers, while the Lions took 10 more trips to the free throw line, going 22-32, while Stevenson was 15-22.
  • Albright held a 42-36 rebound advantage.
  • Stevenson forced 23 Albright turnovers and had 16 of its own, leading to a 30-22 edge for the hosts in points off turnovers.
  • The Mustang bench outscored Albright's 39-6.
  • Wright led four Mustangs in double figures with 22 points, while Mayberry finished with 18 points off the bench.
  • Mark Terrell tallied 17 points, while Rhodes had 10 points off the bench.
  • Harris led Albright with 29 points.

 

  • Stevenson returns to action next Saturday, December 15, when it travels to Arcadia for a 3:00 MAC Commonwealth game.
  • Both teams enter the game 3-0 in MAC Commonwealth play, the lone two unbeaten teams remaining in the conference.