Final Score: Cheyney- 73, Five Towns-71
Five Towns: Eian Williams 29 pts, Damani Merritt 14 pts, Paul Allen 13 pts
Cheyney: Kian Nixon 26 pts, Jordan McCants 16 pts, Nathan Rosario 9 pts
Cheyney’s Kian Nixon hits winning shot to give Cheyney University a 73-71 win over Five Towns College.
Cheyney calls a time out after Eian Williams drains a 3 to tie the game, 71-71, with 10.5 seconds to play.
Eian Williams hits a foul shot to tie up the game, 68-68, with 2:06 left to play.
Cheney takes the lead for the first time in the game, 64-63, with 3:37 left in the second half.
Cheney is making a comeback and now trails 61-58 with just over 5 minutes to play.
The Sound is ahead 61-50 with 8 minutes to play. Watch Damani Merritt’s drive to the basket.
FTC Athletic Director Matt Guercio spoke about what needs to happen in the second half of the game to stay ahead.
Halftime Score: Five Towns- 44, Cheyney- 31.
Five Towns: Eian Williams 14 pts, Paul Allen 13 pts, Damani Merritt 8 pts
Cheyney: Jordan McCants 11 pts, Nathan Rosario 7 pts, Kian Nixon 5 pts
A forced turnover by Cheyney U. leads to a nice layup by FTC Freshman Guard Tyler Bond. The Sound leads 44-31 with less than 30 seconds to play.
Time out called. The Sound leads 21-9.
Here’s a look at the tip-off.
Check back for my highlights from the game.
The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Wolves are coached by Terrell Stokes. Sophomore Forward Kian Nixon, averaging 10.5/ppg, gave his perspective on the game. “We always want to come out with the win, play sound basketball, fast basketball, and just rebound, play defense and play the right way.”
The Sound won their first game of 2023 on January 14th. They beat the Culinary Institute of America 89-23 at home. However, FTC Head Coach Gregg Drzal doesn’t know what to expect from tonight’s game. “We are very hurt and injured right now, only dressing seven kids. We’re just going out to play to see what happens.”
The Sound and the Cheyney Wolves warm-up in the Sound Arena. Five Towns Sophomore Guard Eian Williams is ready for the game, saying, “We are expecting to play hard as a team, work together, and come out with the W.”