KIRTLAND, Ohio - Nov. 16 - The Erie Community College men's basketball team suffered a 73-71 loss to eighth-ranked Monroe Community College Friday evening at the Fifth Annual TJ Memorial Classic, held by Lakeland CC. The Kats, now 2-3, trailed 42-33 at halftime but had a chance to tied the game with 0.2 seconds left. Shannon Haynes (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) was fouled while attempting a three-point field goal. Haynes made the first but missed the second following a Monroe CC timeout. ECC could not convert on his intentional miss on the third attempt.
The Kats were led by freshman Tobechuckwu Okafor (Ikesa, Nigeria/Maine Central Institure) and his 12 points. Haynes and sophomore Aubrey Ball (Carrolton, Texas/Creek View) and freshman Keron Briggs (Buffalo, N.Y./Sweet Home) each added 10 points.
ECC will play the loser of the Lakeland CC/Mercyhurst North East contest at noon Saturday.