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Achiuwa Scores 39 to Lift Kats Past Monroe CC

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
 

BUFFALO - Feb. 8 - Erie Community College sophomore forward God's Gift Achiuwa (Port Harcourt, River States, Nigeria) recorded his 18th double-double of the season with a season-high 39 points and 15 rebounds to carry the Kats past Monroe Community College 95-69 Tuesday night at the Flickinger Center. ECC improves to 21-2 overall and 10-1 in Western New York Athletic Conference play while Monroe CC is now 15-8 and 7-2.

Sam Hattin (Hamilton, Ont./Our Savior) had 22 points in a reserve role as he made six-of-seven three-point field goals. Tyshawn Edwards (Buffalo/Grover Cleveland) added 13 points while Dequan Jones (Brooklyn/Pacific) added 11 points. Edwards and Achiuwa each had four steals while Brandon Emmitt (Akron/Garfield) had eight assists.

Monroe CC was led by Jacob Grant and Greg Williams as each player scored 15 points.

The Kats will play at Alfred State College Saturday. ECC returns home Feb. 15 to play Jamestown Community College in the Kats' Barefoot for Bare Feet event. ECC head coach Alex Nwora will coach the game in his bare feet to bring awareness to the individuals world-wide who do not have shoes. Interested parties can donate money or shoes at the Feb. 15 contest.

MONROE CC (15-8, 7-2): Jacob Grant 6-13 3-3 15; Greg Williams 5-10 3-5 15; Aaron Williams 4-8 3-4 1; Robert Burger 3-5 3-5 11; Chris Thompson 3-6 0-0 6; Bobby Bell 2-6 0-0 5; Quasim Pugh 1-4 0-0 2; Andre Armstrong 0-6 2-2 2; AJ Williams 1-6 0-1 2; Gerald Anthony 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-66 14-20 69.

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KATS (21-2, 10-1): ACHIUWA, God's Gift 12-18 15-16 39; HATTIN, Sam 8-9 0-0 22; EDWARDS, Tyshawn 5-7 3-7 13; JONES, Dequan 5-14 0-0 11; EMMITT, Brandon 1-4 2-2 4; HARPER, Jr., Doug 1-1 0-0 3; DENIS, Yandell 1-3 0-0 2; JENKINS, Jahmill 0-1 1-2 1; HILLS, David 0-2 0-0 0; GORDON, Travaughn 0-0 0-0 0; SMITH-OBASUYI, Dukpe 0-0 0-0 0; OGBONNA, Uchechi 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 33-62 21-27 95.

Monroe CC.....................   29   40  -   69
Erie Community College Kats...   37   58  -   95

3-point goals--Monroe CC 5-25 (Greg Williams 2-6; Robert Burger 2-3; Bobby Bell 1-5; Quasim Pugh 0-1; Andre Armstrong 0-5; AJ Williams 0-1; Aaron Williams 0-2; Jacob Grant 0-2), Erie Community College Kats 8-13 (HATTIN, Sam 6-7; HARPER, Jr., Doug 1-1; JONES, Dequan 1-3; EMMITT, Brandon 0-2). Fouled out--Monroe CC-Jacob Grant. Rebounds--Monroe CC 29 (Greg Williams 6), Erie Community College Kats 48 (ACHIUWA, God's Gift 15). Assists--Monroe CC 13 (Robert Burger 5), Erie Community College Kats 26 (EMMITT, Brandon 8). Total fouls--Monroe CC 21, Erie Community College Kats 18.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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