The second Thursday night of the NEC hoops schedule is in the books. Here’s what you missed, if you weren’t watching on Front Row.
Headline of the Night
Overtime! Blog’s Three Thursday Night Stars
Star No. 3 – Kenny Ortiz, Wagner
The reigning NEC Defensive Player of the Year had quite a night on the offensive end for Wagner. Spearheading the Seahawks’ 86-75 victory over two-time defending league champ LIU Brooklyn, Ortiz tallied 19 points and 11 assists. The hard-nosed point guard sank his lone two three-point attempts on Thursday night as Wagner went onto set the NEC single-game record for three-point field goal percentage (.900).
Star No. 2 – Coron Williams, Robert Morris
Williams used the 3 to help Robert Morris avoid an 0-3 NEC start on Thursdays night at Fairleigh Dickinson. The veteran guard went 8-for-10 shooting from downtown on the way to 27 points in 30 minutes. Williams, who had a turnover-free performance, was hot from the start. After Melquan Bolding hit a three to give FDU its only lead of the game at 3-0, Williams nailed back-to-back trifectas and the Colonials were on their way.
Star No. 1 – Frankie Dobbs, Bryant
For the second Friday in a row, Overtime’s No. 1 Star wears Black & Gold. After Dyami Starks claimed the honor last week, the spotlight shifts to Dobbs. The senior point guard made Thursday night an historic one for the Bulldogs. Surpassing the 1,000-point milestone in the process, Dobbs scored 24 as the Bulldogs set program records for points in a game (103) and wins in a season (10) at the Division I level. Oh, and his assist-to-turnover ratio last night? That would be 6-to-1. #Wow
– Jan. 11, 2013 –