Lofland’s shot off the glass gives FVSU second win
Fort Valley State (2-17, 2-10 SIAC) trailed Morehouse by double digits late in the second half and appeared to be on their way to yet another loss, but the Wildcats fought back to tie the game at 58 before Desmond Lofland’s go-ahead shot gave them the 60-58 win.
Trailing by seven, junior Kenneth Harper came up with a huge block and the Wildcats went to work in transition. JR Bryant’s three-pointer on the other end cut the Tigers’ deficit to four.
A layup by senior Tyrone Brinson made it a two point game at the 3:10 mark. The teams traded free throws and timeouts until the game’s most important possession.
The Wildcats had the ball with 33.7 seconds to go. With no shot clock and the game clock below ten seconds, Lofland made his move to the basket on a play coach Sammy Jackson says was designed to either draw a foul or get a basket. With 1.5 seconds on the clock, Lofland’s shot bounced off the glass and in.
Morehouse (11-8, 9-3 SIAC) couldn’t get a shot to go at the other end.
Derrick Spear led FVSU with 19 points. Montreal Holley added eight rebounds. Lofland’s game-winner was his only bucket of the night. The senior finished with two points.
FVSU travels to Clark Atlanta (3-15, 2-9 SIAC) on Thursday.
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