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Kats Win Tourney Title, Edwards Named MVP

Sunday, November 07, 2010
 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Nov. 7) - Erie Community College sophomore forward Tyshawn Edwards (Buffalo/Grover Cleveland) made two free throws with 28 seconds remaining to lift the Kats to a 79-78 victory over Lakeland (Ohio) Community College Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the Cole's/Brennan's Tournament at the Flickinger Center. ECC, the nation's eighth-ranked team, improves to 2-0 while Lakeland is 1-1.

In the consolation game, Niagara (Ont.) College defeated Schoolcraft, 96-88.

Edwards, the tournament's most valuable player, finished with a game-high 21 points. He scored 13 of his points in the first half as the Kats played from behind.

In the second half, ECC trailed by as many as 14 points, 57-33, with 13:30 remaining after a basket by Lakeland's Darrell Lash. The Kats trailed 78-73 with 1:25 left after a Lash layup. God's Gift Achiuwa (Nigeria/Sure Foundation), who finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots on his way to all-tournament honors, sank one of two foul shots with 59 seconds remaining.

After a Lakeland turnover, Sam Hattin (Hamilton, Ont./Our Savior) sank a three-point field goal with 40 seconds left. Another Lakeland turnover gave the Kats the ball and Edwards was fouled. Edwards then sank the two free throws for the Kats' first second-half lead. Lakeland was unable to get a shot off in the final seconds as both teams traded turnovers.

Ray Chambers added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Lakeland.

ECC plays at Essex Community College at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KATS 79, LAKELAND 78

LAKELAND (1-1): Ray Chambers 8-14 4-6 20; William Powell 6-13 1-2 15; Darrell Lash 4-6 3-4 11; Alex Sullivan 4-16 0-2 11; Melvin Banks 3-5 2-2 9; Ashton Pullium-Jones 3-5 0-0 7; Tom Burlekamp 1-1 0-0 3; Wendell Torres 1-3 0-0 2; Justin Thomas 0-0 0-0 0; Eddie Hashier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-63 10-16 78.

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KATS (2-0): EDWARDS, Tyshawn 6-12 8-8 21; ACHIUWA, God's Gift 6-14 5-8 19; HATTIN, Sam 3-8 0-0 9; EDWARDS, Kenyon 4-9 0-0 9; OGBONNA, Uchechi 3-4 1-2 7; DENIS, Yandell 3-5 1-3 7; EMMITT, Brandon 1-9 2-2 5; ROBINSON, Ata 1-1 0-0 2; GORDON, Travaughn 0-0 0-0 0; SMITH-OBASUYI, Dukpe 0-0 0-1 0; HARPER, Jr., Doug 0-0 0-0 0; JENKINS, Jahmill 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 17-24 79.

Lakeland......................   44   34 -   78

Erie Community College Kats...   35   44 -   79

3-point goals--Lakeland 8-20 (Alex Sullivan 3-6; William Powell 2-7; Ashton

Pullium-Jones 1-2; Tom Burlekamp 1-1; Melvin Banks 1-3; Darrell Lash 0-1),

Erie Community College Kats 8-25 (HATTIN, Sam 3-7; ACHIUWA, God's Gift 2-3;

EDWARDS, Tyshawn 1-3; EDWARDS, Kenyon 1-2; EMMITT, Brandon 1-9; DENIS,

Yandell 0-1). Fouled out--Lakeland-William Powell. Rebounds--Lakeland 33 (Ray Chambers 10), Erie Community College Kats 44 (ACHIUWA, God's Gift 11). Assists--Lakeland 20 (Darrell Lash 12), Erie Community College Kats 18 (EMMITT, Brandon 4; JENKINS, Jahmill 4; EDWARDS, Tyshawn 4). Total fouls--Lakeland 22, Erie Community College Kats 15.

Cole's/Brennan's All-Tournament team - Schoolcraft, Karl Moore;

Niagara, C.J. Smith; Lakeland, Darrell Lash; ECC - God's Gift Achiuwa

MVP - ECC, Tyshawn Edwards

 
 
 
 
 

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