Black, Barner Power CMU to OT Win Against Benedictine

4 years 1 week 1 day ago February 17, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Sunday, February 17 2013 Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:10:50 AM CST in Basketball

FAYETTE, MO - Central Methodist's Alex Barner hit a game-tying three as time expired in regulation, and Elliott Black poured in a career-high 34 as the Eagles pulled out a 76-72 overtime thriller against Benedictine (Kan.) for their third straight win in Heart of America Athletic Conference men's basketball action.

Saturday's win in Puckett Fieldhouse was the second straight 76-72 win for Central Methodist (17-11, 10-6 HAAC), which sits alone in fourth place in the league standings after knocking off the Ravens (17-10, 9-7 HAAC). Saturday's triumph was the first home win for the Green and Black over Benedictine in the last three tries and the third straight game a last-second shot in regulation figured into the outcome.

Both teams struggled early from the field, as the game remained scoreless for the first 3:10 before the Ravens rattled off five straight.

A Robert Mason trey at the 11:35 mark triggered a 9-0 run for the Eagles, who built an 18-12 edge following Derek Kitch's only bucket of the game. Benedictine's Charlie Wallrapp later tied the game at 21 with a short jumper before Central Methodist built another five-point lead at the 1:24 mark following a Black fade-away in the lane.

John Harris, Jr., the hero for Benedictine in the first matchup in Atchison, Kan., this season, made one of two free throws with 0.5 seconds left in the first half, but the Green and Black maintained a 29-25 upper hand at the break.

Black came out of the locker room and dominated the second half, scoring six straight points of his 24 in the final 20 minutes. Eric Franklin then pumped in three of his 11 points with a made trey to give Central Methodist its first double-digit cushion, 38-27, of the afternoon at the 13:25 mark of the second half.

The Ravens responded with a 15-4 run to tie the game following nine straight points by Steve O'Brien, but Black countered with another six straight points to make the score 48-42 with 7:35 to play in regulation.

Benedictine did not hold a lead in the second half until the 3:22 mark when Jonathan Anaekwe's seven-foot jumper rattled home, giving the visitors a 51-50 edge. The next 2:47 saw four lead changes before Tillman converted two free throws to tie the game at 56.

Central Methodist and Benedictine combined to go 9-of-10 from the free throw line down the stretch, with the one miss coming from the Eagles, setting up a three-point lead by the Ravens, 62-59, with 17 seconds on the clock.

After a Central Methodist timeout, Tillman took the ball down the court and used a Black pick to look for a game-tying attempt from the top of the key. However, a Wallrapp and Anaekwe double-team left Barner standing alone in the corner, and the Fort Scott, Kan., product hit his biggest shot of the season to send the game into overtime.

O'Brien opened the scoring in the extra period with a two-pointer in the paint, but Tillman canned a bucket from distance to give Central Methodist the upper hand for good. Michael Banks, Jr. made two free throws with 11 seconds left in the game to give Central Methodist its largest lead of overtime, 75-70.

A Harris, Jr. layup six seconds later brought the Ravens within one possession, but Black stepped to the line and converted the front side of a double bonus with four seconds remaining to make the difference four points.

Black finished 14-of-19 from the field and 6-of-9 from the charity stripe. Tillman had 11 points and a game-high six assists for the Eagles, who shot 48.2 percent (27-of-56) overall.

Barner was a beast on both ends of the court for the Green and Black, contributing nine points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Wallrapp and O'Brien tallied 18 points apiece in the losing effort. Harris, Jr. added 15. Anaekwe had 12.

Central Methodist travels to No. 23 Culver-Stockton (Mo.) on Thursday, Feb. 21. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA — This weekend Missourians came together to give the Loos family a home makeover. Rhyan Loos, 7, was... More >>
1 hour ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:21:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — There is a significant "values gap" between employers and the millennials who work for them, according to a... More >>
2 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:05:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Boone County experienced at least a dozen fires Feb. 18, a number that did not surprise fire officials.... More >>
4 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:00:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY — People from all over mid-Missouri gathered at the Miller Performing Arts Center Saturday to listen to local... More >>
5 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:00:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY — A crash involving an anhydrous ammonia trailer killed one person in Jefferson City Saturday morning. According... More >>
5 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:44:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Representatives from two East Campus housing associations spoke at the Unified Development Code public forum Saturday and found... More >>
7 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:36:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Hundreds of mid-Missourians attended the 6th Annual Fitness for a Cure event Saturday, an event that benefitted the... More >>
9 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:01:00 PM CST in News
ST. CHARLES (AP) — A woman has been accused of stabbing a worker at a General Motors plant near St.... More >>
10 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:27:08 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — It could soon be legal for travelers to take their booze from the bar to their... More >>
11 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:04:05 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA — It all started with a Madden tournament. Columbia College's new president at the time, Scott Dalrymple, challenged students... More >>
12 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:39:00 AM CST in News
CAMDEN COUNTY — The Camden County Sheriff's Department has issued a Missing Endangered Person Report for Chad Hawk. Hawk was... More >>
16 hours ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:41:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA — The Boone County Sheriff's Department has noticed a decrease in the number of concealed carry permit applications and... More >>
23 hours ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 10:03:00 PM CST in Top Stories
MOBERLY — A non-profit held an open house Friday for people to learn about a program that helps disabled people... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 7:41:00 PM CST in Top Stories
COLUMBIA — When Deronne Wilson arrived at the First State Community Bank, he was expecting a job evaluation. Instead, friends... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 7:01:00 PM CST in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Residents of Columbia have the chance Saturday to express their opinions in a public forum held by the... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 5:52:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City residents will vote in August on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 4:41:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Chrystal Sadler never imagined she'd be where she is today. "My mom told me at 15 I'd... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 4:08:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia Public Schools Board of Education is accelerating the process to build the first new middle school in... More >>
1 day ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 3:23:00 PM CST in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 32°
10pm 31°
11pm 31°
12am 31°
1am 30°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00p
NHL Hockey
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:29p
Saturday Night Live
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld
10:00p
Rules of Engagement

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
NHL Hockey
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld