RazorSharks Roll Cavalry 110-106, Take Series Lead 1-0
In what was a hard fought contest, the Rochester RazorSharks beat the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry 110-106 in overtime. Glen Dandridge and Lincoln Smith each scored 20 points to lead the `Sharks to a Game 1 victory.
DeAnthony Bowden scored eight first quarter points as the Cavalry took a 31-25 lead. Glen Dandridge started hot hitting two 3-pointers to lead the `Sharks. Rochester took the lead with 5:16 remaining in the half. The Cavs fought back with Elvin Mims scoring nine of his 15 points in the second quarter. Lincoln Smith led the Razorsharks with 12 points in the first half as they trailed 59-50 after two quarters.
During the third quarter the teams battled back and forth as Rochester grabbed a 77-76 lead. Keith Friel scored seven points including two 3-pointers. Brandon Dean led the Cavalry with six points in the third. Derik Hollyfield hit the free throw that sent the game into overtime after being fouled with 9.5 seconds left in the fourth. Rochester had a chance to win the game in regulation, but they missed three prior free throws.
In overtime, Glen Dandridge buried the three that proved to be the difference in the game as well as scoring seven points in the period. It was only the second overtime game the `Sharks have played at the Blue Cross Arena. Rochester is now 3-2 in overtimes. The win also snaps the Cav's 17 game winning streak.
The RazorSharks had four players score in double figures. Keith Friel put up 17 points and Melvin Council finished with 13. Lawton-Fort Sill was led by Elvin Mim's double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Other top scorers were Jamaal Davis (17), Eddie Smith (16), Rashad Woods (14), DeAnthony Bowden (13) and Brandon Dean (11).
Rochester will travel to Oklahoma for Game 2 which will be played Sunday April 25th.
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