OSWEGO, N.Y. – Hamed Shamseldin knocked down a last second bucket to force overtime and help Brockport bring home the win against Oswego State on Tuesday, 77-67.
The Golden Eagles improve to 7-4 on the year and 2-2 in league play, while the Lakers fall to 8-3, and 1-3 in the SUNYAC.
With 1.7 seconds on the clock, trailing by two, the Golden Eagles inbounded their last chance underneath the Oswego basket, a ball that bounced off the Brockport rim and into the waiting hands of Shamseldin, who sunk the last second shot to force overtime.
Brockport was led in the contest by Shamseldin, who netted 21 points on the day. Patrick Modzelewski picked up a double-double, pouring in 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the contest. Three other Golden Eagles worked their way into double figures, with Clifton Lyerly scoring 14 and Matthew Smith and Devonn Gavin each adding 10 points towards Brockport's totals.
The Golden Eagles shot 45 percent (27 of 60) in the contest, and knocked down five threes. Brockport outmatched their opponents in the paint, with a 32-26 tally and held the Lakers to 33.9 percent (21 of 62) shooting.
After a close first half, the Golden Eagles came out on top with a slim 35-33 lead. A second half that featured 10 tied scores and 11 lead changes proved to be even more heated than the first.
Every stretch of Golden Eagle scoring was quickly answered with an Oswego run, with neither team able to gain a significant advantage. Heading into the final two minutes of play, the game was tied at 60-60 and after a Lyerly trip to the free throw line, gave the Golden Eagles a slim 61-60 edge.
After trading layups, the Lakers netted the go-ahead score with 21 seconds to play. A free throw stretched their lead to 65-63 with just under two seconds remaining. With the game on the line, the Golden Eagles were forced to inbound the length of the court, and after a Brockport bounce off the rim, a Shamseldin two forced overtime.
In the extra period, the Golden Eagles easily controlled the tempo, and after an initial tied score at 67-67, head coach Greg Dunne's squad took the lead and never looked back. With a pair of layups from Shamseldin and a Levi Pace lay-in, the Golden Eagles pushed out to their largest lead of the contest at 73-67. With the Lakers forced to foul, the Golden Eagles secured the win at the charity strip, taking home the 77-67 win.