Rams Outlast Medgar Evers in 3OT Thriller

Eriq Williams
Eriq Williams

Farmingdale State - 89, Medgar Evers - 83   F/3OT

Brooklyn, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team ended a 5-game losing skid with an 89-83 triple overtime road victory over non-conference opponent Medgar Evers on Thursday night.

Trailing 62-60 with five seconds remaining in regulation, Farmingdale State (2-6) freshman guard Leland Williams (Amityville, N.Y.) converted a pair of free-throw's to tie the game at 62-62 and force overtime.

The Rams led 65-62 in the first overtime, before two Damani Guscott (Brooklyn, N.Y.) free-throw's and a Reynaldo Eloy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 3-pointer put the Cougars (1-8) ahead, 67-65, with 1:08 remaining. Freshman forward Eriq Williams (Valley Stream, N.Y.) connected on a game-tying layup with 36 seconds left to send the game into double overtime. 

Trailing 77-74 with 1:08 left to play in double OT, Eriq Williams hit three free-throws over the final minute to again tie the game and force triple overtime.

Tied 79-79 in the third overtime, a Ruben Terrero (Brentwood, N.Y.) jumper followed by a Leland Williams 3-point play put Farmingdale State ahead by five, 84-79. Medgar Evers responded with four unanswered points to quickly cut the deficit to one with 1:45 remaining. The Rams held the Cougars scoreless the remainder of the way and hit 5-of-6 at the line to seal the 89-83 non-conference road victory.

Eriq Williams recorded a double-double with a team-high 23 points and 13 rebounds to go along with three assists and three blocks. Leland Williams tallied 17 points and six boards, while Terrero had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Medgar Evers was led by Eloy's 21 points, six rebounds and four assists.

The Rams next will host Ramapo in a non-conference game on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m.