G-MU rallies from 19 points down to beat Delhi

Boys’ Basketball

G-MU 59, Delhi 55 (OT)

COPES CORNERS – Facing unbeaten Delhi, G-MU made up a 19-point first-half deficit Tuesday evening to defeat the Bulldogs.

Sporting just a seven-man roster, the Raiders entered the fourth quarter down eight points. Greg Delaney hit two three-pointers in the fourth scoring eight of his 12 points, and DeMario Reed added five points to force the extra period.

Once in overtime, Reed scored the go-ahead bucket, and sophomore Galen Wind came off a screen to score on a layup for the final margin. “They stuck with it tonight and continued to play,” said G-MU coach Bill Hartman of his team. “That’s a credit to the seven kids, knowing that is all that they have. It’s a gratifying result, especially against a bigger school that was 3-0 coming into tonight.”

Reed led four G-MU players in double figures scoring 16 points. Wind netted 15, Delaney had the aforementioned dozen, and Eddie Ray Cotton bucketed 11. “The balance we had on offense was a pleasant surprise,” Hartman said. “If we can continue to post those kinds of results, we’ll be a tough club – provided we stay out of foul trouble.”

Delhi created its early advantage by dominating the offensive and defensive boards, Hartman said. Tyler Hymers had 18 points for Delhi in a losing effort.

G-MU hosts Schenevus Friday at 5:30 p.m. in a varsity-only contest.

Delhi: Ben Gifford, 4 1-3-12; Brandon Simonds 4 2-2-12, Ethan Jhan, 0; Brandon Snyder 1 0-0-2, Tyler Hymers, 8 2-4-18, Zack Fogle, 0, Brian Hannigan, 3 1-4-7, Jimmy King, 1 1-2-4. Totals: 21 7-15-55.

G-MU: DeMario Reed, 6 3-3-16; Galen Wind, 7 1-2-15; Greg Delaney, 5 0-0-12; Jason Barrows, 0; Eddie Ray Cotton, 5 1-9-11; Tim French, 2 0-0-5; Ryan West, 0 . Totals: 25 5-14-59.

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