SVCC Drops OT Heartbreaker

The Southside Virginia Community College men’s basketball team, the three-time defending VCCS champions, gave visiting Davidson County (NC) CC, the ninth-ranked team in the NJCAA national poll, all they wanted on Saturday afternoon before falling 126-121 in overtime .

The win improved Davidson County to 21-3 on the season while the loss snapped SVCC’s seven-game winning streak and dropped the local team to 11-6.

Trailing 94-69 with 10:30 left to play in regulation, SVCC made an incredible second-half comeback overcoming the 25-point deficit to take a 105-104 lead on Tevin Holloway’s rebound and putback with 1:15 remaining in regulation.

A breakaway dunk by Khari Jenkins with 35 seconds left to play tied the score at 107.

After a great defensive stand, SVCC rebounded a missed shot with 14 seconds left and pushed the ball up court but Edmund Maxwell’s shot for the win at the top of the charity stripe was just long sending the game into overtime.

Maxwell scored three straight points in overtime to knot the score at 110 at the 4:21 mark.

Jenkins scored four straight for SVCC to knot the score at 117 at the 1:34 mark.

Maxwell completed a 3-point play with 57 seconds left in overtime to knot the score at 120 but Davidson hit a trey with 38 seconds left.

SVCC had a chance to tie the score with seven seconds left but the trey attempt was just long and Davidson hit two free-throws for the final margin.

Marcus Hoosier had a huge game for SVCC scoring 10 points during the incredible 36-10 run over the final 10 minutes of regulation and finished the game with 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.              

Maxwell finished with 23 points, 11 assists, eight steals and six rebounds while Jenkins added 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Holloway scored 16 points and added five rebounds while Cordaro Boyd scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds.

Nate Jones led Davidson County with 29 points.

SVCC………..50  57  14 – 121
DCCC………..66  41  19 – 126

SVCC – D. Maxwell 4, E. Maxwell 23, Dennis 5, Hoosier 27, Holloway 16, Boyd 12, Williams 2, Jenkins 23, Coleman 9.
DCCC – Ritter 2, Belles 7, Smith 8, Williams 14, Gill 17, Ridley 12, Jones 29, Pierce 10, Smith 12, Easter 3, Burnette 6, Page 6.

 SVCC’s Khari Jenkins scored two the easy way with this dunk on Saturday afternoon.
The local team overcame a 25-point deficit in the second half but came up just short losing 126-121 in overtime to Davidson County (NC), the ninth-ranked team in the NJCAA D3 national poll.  It was SVCC’s second overtime loss this season to a nationally ranked team. (SVCC photo)