Camels defeat Colgate 73-71 in OT at Holy City Hoops Classic

Kyre' Hamer
(Zach Bland photo)
Kyre' Hamer (Zach Bland photo)

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mogga Lado blocked a potential go ahead layup with five seconds left in overtime and Campbell defeated Colgate 73-71 Saturday on the second day of the Holy City Hoops Classic at McAlister Field House.

In a game that included 19 lead changes and 14 ties, Chris Clemons scored 24 points, Lado added a season-high 13 and Kyre' Hamer 10 off the bench for the Camels (4-4), who played OT for the second-straight day.

Malcolm Regisford led Colgate (2-6) with 21 points and 13 boards, but was called for a travel after grabbing a rebound with 26 seconds to go and the Raiders leading 71-70.  Clemons then swished a pair of free throws to give the Camels the lead.

Will Rayman (15 points) drove to the basket as the clock counted down inside 10 seconds, but Lado blocked his shot; then grabbed the rebound.  He hit the first of two free throws for a two-point Camel advantage.

Francisco Amiel's desperation three at the buzzer bounded off the rim and the Camels won, thanks in part to a 27-18 edge in points off turnovers.

Campbell's full-court press led to 21 Colgate turnovers.  The Camels hit 57 percent of their shots (12-21) in the second half, 43 percent (23-54) for the game, and knocked down 9-of-23 threes (.391).  CU made 18-of-25 (.720) from the line, 4-of-6 in the overtime, and committed seven fewer turnovers (14) than the Raiders.

Colgate shot 46 percent from the floor, made 5-of-15 treys (.333) and 18-of-28 (.643) from the stripe.

In the second half, Campbell took its largest lead of the game (36-30) when Lado made the second of two foul shots with 17:56 to play. However, Colgate rallied and reclaimed the lead on Amiel's three from the left wing with 12:28 to go.

Neither team led by more than four over the last 10:17 of the second half. Regisford's drive to the bucket put Colgate in front 63-61 with 51 seconds to play, but Hamer answered with a corner three with 33.4 seconds to go.

After Hamer forced a five-second call on Sean O'Brien, the Camels broke the press and Hamer laid in the ball for a 66-63 edge with 9.6 ticks to play.  However, Regisford's corner trey tied the game with 4.7 to go and Clemons' heave at the buzzer bounced away to force the extra period.

Clemons scored 17 points in the opening half that saw the lead change seven times and the score tied on five occasions.  After Will Rayman followed his own miss to give Colgate a one-point lead with seven seconds left, Clemons connected from about 24 feet just before the buzzer to put the Camels in front 31-29 at intermission.

Campbell led at the break despite the fact that starting front court players Andrew Eudy and Shane Whitfield both sat out the last 15:50 with two fouls.

The Camels made just 10-of-29 shots (6-of-14 threes) in the opening period, but hit all five of their free throws. Colgate shot 42 percent from the floor (11-26) before the break and made 1-of-5 beyond the arc.

Colgate jumped to a 9-2 lead in the first 4:10, but the Camels responded with a 15-6 burst and went in front (17-15) on Marcus Burk's 3 from the right corner with 10:29 to play.  Clemons scored 8-straight CU points early on; then hit back-to-back triples from the Charleston logo (approximately 23 feet) to push CU in front 23-20 with 4:47 to go.

Malcolm Regisford led Colgate with nine first-half points, while Nathan Harries added seven.

Earlier Saturday, The Citadel defeated USC Upstate 97-92.

The Holy City Hoops Classic concludes Sunday with Upstate facing Colgate at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Campbell-The Citadel matchup.