Bobcats Nip Shoremen in Overtime, 85-84

Porteous Scores Team-High 20 Points and Marshall Nets Double-Double with 10 Points and Ties Career-High in Rebounds with 10

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Frostburg State's Lawrence Pettis made the tying layup at the end of regulation to send it to overtime and made the game-winning lay-in with a tenth of a second left in overtime to give the guests an 85-84 overtime win over host Washington College on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Bobcats improve to 2-2 with the win, while the Shoremen fall to 1-3.

Frostburg State 85 Washington College 84 (OT)

How It Happened
- The Shoremen took a 25-17 lead with 9:25 left in the first half following a free throw by Cole Storm that gave Washington its biggest lead of the half. 
- Frostburg State would answer by scoring the next 17 points to take a 34-25 lead with 5:35 to go in the half on a Jordan Johnson fast break layup.  Lawrence Pettis put the Bobcats ahead for the first time in the game with 7:22 remaining in the stanza on a three-pointer, 27-25.
- Washington responded by scoring 10 of the final 14 points to trim the Bobcats' halftime lead to 38-35.  Josh Porteous capped the first half scoring on a triple from the left corner with 39 ticks left.
- The Shoremen came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Bobcats 25-13 to take a 60-51 with lead with 8:25 to go on a second chance layup by Kaiden Williams
- Trailing 72-68 with 39 seconds left following two Porteous free throws, the Bobcats' Tyler Michael drained a contested three-pointer with 28 ticks left to cut it to 72-71 and then Frostburg State forced a WC turnover.
- After the turnover, Daniel Alexander was fouled and missed both free throws and WC's Dallas Marshall grabbed the rebound.  Marshall would make one-of-two from the line after he was fouled to make it 73-71 Shoremen.
- Michael would tie the game with 14 ticks left on a lay-in at 73-73.  Tas Dixon would drive to the basket for the Shoremen and converted a lay-in of his own with six seconds left.  He was fouled, but missed the free throw and Frostburg State's Edwin Cole got the carom.
- Cole got the ball to Pettis who drove the length of the floor and got to the basket to lay it up and in to beat the buzzer to send the game to overtime at 75-75.
- Pettis opened the scoring in overtime with a three-pointer to give Frostburg State its first lead since early in the second half at 78-75.
- With the Bobcats ahead 83-81 with 20 seconds left, Daniel Brown converted a layup and was fouled.  Brown completed the traditional three-point play from the charity stripe to put the Shoremen ahead 84-83.
- On the Bobcats' next possession, they turned it over and Dixon was fouled with 10.1 seconds left.  Dixon missed both from the line and Pettis got the rebound.  Pettis drove down the right side and his layup went through the basket with one-tenth of a second left for the winning points.

For The Shoremen (1-3)
- Porteous (team-high 20 points and tied for game-best with four steals), Marshall (tied career-best with 10 rebounds and 10 points for double-double to go along with two blocks), Dixon (five assists to lead all players and 16 points).
- The Shoremen outscored the Bobcats in bench points, 26-18, and second chance points, 13-12.
- The Shoremen shot 43% (29-for-68) from the floor, 41% (7-for-17) from three-point range and 58% (19-for-33) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 17 turnovers while forcing 24 Frostburg State turnovers.

For Frostburg State (2-2)
- Michael (26 points to tie for game-best and contest-high 12 boards for double-double), Pettis (26 points to tie for game-high), Cole (15 points and 11 rebounds to go with two blocks), Alexander (10 points and four steals to tie for game-best).
- The Bobcats shot 44% (30-for-68) from the floor, 35% (6-for-17) from three-point range and 68% (19-for-28) from the free throw stripe. 
- Frostburg State outscored Washington 44-40 in points in the paint, 20-18 in points off of turnovers and 12-4 in transition points.

Notes
- Porteous was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast.
- Marshall tallied his first career double-double.  He had the team's first double-double since Joey Shelton had 17 points and 10 boards at Franklin & Marshall on January 12, 2017.
- This was the 14th all-time meeting between the Free State schools with the Shoremen holding a 9-5 advantage.

Up Next
11/28 v. Cairn – 7:00 p.m. (Non-conference game)
- The Shoremen won 72-68 last season in Pennsylvania and have won all three meetings in the all-time series.