The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 9, 2013

Falcons lose to Erskine


Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — Erskine senior Corey Sorrell  knocked down back-to-back threes early in overtime to propel the Flying Fleet to an 82-76 victory over Pfeiffer on Saturday afternoon.

Toget to overtime, Erskine (7-2, 3-2 CC) erased a six-point deficit with 7:12 remaining after a Tayron Gibson layup coupled with a Josh Humphrey  jumper. Two minutes later, a Jake Haslem three got the Fleet to within two before a pair of Humphrey free throws extended the lead back to three with 4:49 to play.

Seconds later, DeShaun Hill knocked down the equalizer for the Fleet for a 62-62 contest before a floater in the lane by Roderick Perkins gave the visitors a 65-64 advantage with 2:23 left. Two free throws by Montez Singleton and layup by Gibson helped the Falcons (2-8, 1-3) stay alive and go up by three until another Haslam triple tied the game for the final time in regulation with 56 ticks left. Singleton would end up misfiring on the Falcons final attempt of regulation while Perkins missed his baseline jumper with one second left.

Neither team would score in the first minute of OT until Sorrell’s first triple 62 seconds in. After a missed three by the Falcons, Sorrell would then connect again just 34 seconds later to put the Fleet up six.

A free throw and eventual three by Perkins made it a 10-0 start to overtime by Erskine until a pair of Humphrey free throws got the Falcons back on the board as the Fleet would hold on over the final 41 seconds.

Perkins led the Fleet with a game-high 24 points.  Erskine would also benefit from 16 Pfeiffer turnovers turning those into 24 offensive points despite the Falcons bench outscoring the Fleet’s 31-4.

Humphrey would again lead the Falcons scoring 23 to go along with his 10 rebounds while Gibson and Matt Ellwood finished with 16 and 12.