January 15, 2017
St. John’s (DC) 51
Scott County (KY) 48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The St. John’s Cadets moved to 2-0 in the Music City Classic with a thrilling 51-48 overtime win over the Scott County Cardinals.
St. John’s seemed to be in control with a 23-16 lead at halftime, but Scott County countered with a big second half to knot the score in regulation.
St. John’s actually pushed its lead to 11 points with 2:42 left in the period on a jumper from Emanuel Hylton, but Scott County closed the quarter with a furious 10-2 run led by two treys from Lorenzo Williams to cut the gap to three points with one quarter to play.
Scott County continued its hot streak into the final frame, finally tying the score at 38 on a Williams layup. The Cardinals would work to a 4-point lead with 2:50 left to play, but the pesky Cadets would not go quietly.
Hylton tied the score on a dunk with 52 seconds remaining in regulation and a missed jump shot by Michael Moreno with three seconds on the clock sent the game into overtime.
Overtime saw Scott County lead by as many as two points, but St. John’s continued to rally and tied the score twice before finally taking the lead with 11 seconds left on a jump shot from Tre Wood. A pair of made free throws from Casey Morsell with one second on the clock would seal the victory for the Cadets.
Scott County’s Moreno led all scorers with 18 points while also topping the rebounding category with 10. Hylton led St. John’s with 14. Richard Njoku led the Cadets on the boards with eight.