Nov. 27, 2007
PENSACOLA, Fla. - West Florida had a chance in the final 11 seconds to win the game, but Deondre Boynton's jumper wouldn't fall, and the game went into overtime, tied at 59-59. William Carey outscored the Argonauts in overtime by a 17-7 margin, primarily by hitting on 11 of 14 Free Throws. Josh Jackson hit a running lay-up to put the Argos up 59-57 with one minute remaining. However, Derek Jarvis tied the game with a short hook shot with 11 seconds remaining. Boynton got a decent look at the basket at the end of regulation, but it wouldn't go in.
In Overtime, the Crusaders scored the first four points and never looked back. Jarvis finished the game with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, Kyle LaMonte scored six of his 14 points in overtime to help seal the win for William Carey. After shooting 52% in the second half, the Argos were only 3 of 10 shooting in overtime.
The Argonauts were led by Jackson, who scored 16 points, while Charles Bouie had an impressive night with 12 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocked shots, and four steals. However, Bouie and Kenny Holmes would foul out in overtime, and the Argonuats couldn't recover. Holmes added seven points and nine rebounds for West Florida before fouling out.
William Carey out-rebounded the Argonauts 52-35, and Coach Hogan agreed that the rebounds may have been the key to the game. "We turned the ball over 22 times and a lot of those turnovers led to easy baskets, especially in the second half. William Carey took care of things in overtime, when they needed to, and we gave up too many offensive rebounds. That was the difference in this game."
West Florida had a hard time containing the Post players for the crusaders. The Argonauts have had three big-men go down for the season with injuries. Coach Hogan did not use the injuries as an excuse, "It's early in the year and we have to execute better. In regards to the injuries, we have to move forward and step up. We will work with the players we have and we just have to execute better." West Florida will get a chance at redemption on Monday, as they travel to Hattiesburg to play at William Carey in a rematch slated for 7:00 pm.
William Carey held a 26-22 halftime lead, but West Florida was hot in the second half, connecting on four three pointers in the early part of the second half. The play of the game, was on a William Carey fast break, The Argos Rod Doss came out of nowhere to block a sure layup, and then the Argos raced back the other way and scored on a three pointer by Chris Ammons to take a 44-42 lead. Then, West Florida would open up a 52-46 lead with 7:42 to play following a Jackson three pointer. However, the Crusader's Jeremy Holder scored six of his game high 17 points in the final five minutes of regulation.