After an exciting turnout for men’s basketball’s Matty White Memorial Alumni Game, the 2010-2011 Dolphins men captured a 71-65 overtime win over Hunter College. CSI stays undefeated in the CUNYAC with an 8-0 record while the Hawks fell to a 5-3 record.
The only lead the Dolphins had in the first half was the 6-2 run they went on to start the game. The Hawks took a 25-24 lead to close the half.
Hunter took the lead as high as 8 on two occasions before the Dolphins finally closed the gap to 2 on a Bloochy Magliore layup with 1:51 on the clock. A foul by Dale Taranto brought Anthony Uter to the foul line where he made two to bring the score up 58-54. Much like the game scenario against Lehman on Thursday, Tibbs dribbled down the right side where he knocked in a layup against John Akinyemi and was fouled on the play. He completed the three point play to put the Dolphins within one at 57-58. Thirty seconds later Panagi Koutsoloukas hit a layup to extend the Hawks lead to three. With the ball back in CSI’s possession it found the hands of Tibbs who in true fashion sunk a three-point goal to tie the game with 22 seconds remaining. The teams traded a turnover each before time ran out and into overtime.
Matt Van Manen started the scoring in the third period with a free throw at 4:39. Seconds later, a three point goal by Mark Courtien gave Hunter their only lead on the overtime at 63-61. Tibbs followed with two free throws to bring the Dolphins as close as one. From there, a jumper by Taranto was followed by two made free throws from Hunter that tied it up before a Jordan Young jumper gave CSI the go ahead, 67-65. Magliore hit four free throws to put the icing on the cake for CSI.
The Dolphins were led by Young’s 23 points and 13 rebounds. Magliore totaled 19 points shooting 6-for-6 from the foul line while Taranto added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Tibbs had nine points with five rebounds and four assists.
Courtien had 17 points for the Hawks while Izzy Hoffman added 13.
CSI shot 50% from three points range to Hunter’s 35%.
The Dolphins are back in action on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm as they host Stevens Tech.