Men's basketball takes down Post LIU Post


WATERBURY, Connecticut — The American International College men's basketball team defeated Post in a 71-70 nail bitter on Sunday, December 16 at Drubner Gym.

FAST FACTS:

Final Score: AIC 71, Post 70

Record: AIC moves to 4-7 overall, while Post falls to 2-8 overall.

Location: Drubner Gym— Waterbury, Conn.

STAT LEADERS:

AIC

Points: Xion Golding (13), Isaiah Salter (13)

Assists: Logan Santiago (2)

Rebounds: Xion Golding (9), Logan Santiago (9)

Post

Points: Darryl Stewart (23)

Assists: Tyshon Rodgers (2)

Rebounds: Marcus Johnson (9)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Eagles opened the game on a 5-0 run. Sophomore guard Xion Golding scored the first bucket for the Yellow Jackets inside the first three minutes of action. Post responded with a three-pointer to go up by six, but AIC converted on a couple of layups to trail the Eagles by just two points, 10-8.

  • With 12:05 remaining in the first half, AIC captured its first lead of the game. Freshman guard Isaiah Salters drilled a three to lead 17-15. The lead would go as high as five points before Post tied the game at 26 with 7:05 remaining in the half. At the break, Post had a two-point advantage, 39-37.

  • On the first possession of the second half, Golding converted the second chance basket, tying the game at 39. With 12:35 remaining in the final half, junior guard Logan Santiago drove in for two, giving AIC an eight-point lead, 54-46.

  • With 6:41 remaining, Post knocked down a three to tie the game; on the following Eagles possession, they sank another three-pointer for a 65-62 lead.

  • At the 3:04 mark, sophomore guard Adonis Williams recorded a clutch steal, resulting in free throws for sophomore guard Jordan Vidal with just inside three minutes remaining. Vidal converted both free throws, giving AIC a 70-69 lead. However, Post hit a free throw to tie the game.

  • The Yellow Jackets had a chance for the win with 18 seconds to play. After a late miss with two seconds remaining, senior forward Andrew Anderson grabbed a massive offensive rebound and drew a foul. He hit one of the free throws for the decisive point and the 71-70 win.

NEXT UP:

  • The Yellow Jackets will travel to Brookville, New York to take on LIU Post on Wednesday, December 19.

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