Broome Drops Home Contest To Nationally Ranked Region XIX Team

T Smith

The Hornets dropped a non-league contest to Northampton CC, 91-86 on Thursday night in the Baldwin Gymnasium.  Broome started strong, pulling out to a 10 point lead through the first 12 minutes of play before the NJCAA's 8th ranked Spartans would answer with an 8-0 run to pull within 2, and eventually tie the game at the half 38-38.

The second half was close all the way, with Broome trailing in the last few minutes by single digits.  The Hornets would cut the lead to three points with five seconds to play followed by a turnover to give the home team the ball.  The ensuing possession failed to convert a basket, and Northampton hit two free throws for a five point lead with two seconds to play, essentially ending the game.
Broome had contributions across the board, with Tron Smith leading the way with 26 points on 6-10 shooting from the arc, and 6-6 from the FT line. Smith also added 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals to round out his night.  Christian Sage added 19 points, including 4 threes, and 4 assists as well.  Ke'Juan Wright contributed a collegiate high 18 points with 3 threes of his own, and 3-3 showing from the foul line.  Shane Callaway pulled down 11 rebounds, blocked 3 shots, and 2 of his 5 points came from a monster dunk. Fidel Brock was generous with 7 assists, and also had 3 steals.
The Hornets enter the Winter Break at 5-7 overall, 5-3 in Region III play.  They resume play on January 6th at home against SUNY ESF in a non-league matchup at 6:00 P.M.