Saluqis Win on the Road in Third Overtime
The Southwest Men’s Basketball Team started the 2017-18 season with a bang in Pensacola, Florida defeating the Pensacola State Pirates by overcoming a second half deficit to defeat the Pensacola State Pirates in a 84-83, TCAA vs Panhandle conference showdown on Thursday afternoon. This win not only secured a season opening win, but also ensured that the Saluqi Men are ready for the high-intensity, dramatic games that are sure to come.
Tied 82-82, Saluqi freshman Carlos Marshall stepped up to the free throw line and coolly drained two shots to put the Saluqis up by a bucket in the third overtime period. The Saluqis prevented the Pirates from scoring on the final possession to seal the win and start the season with a victory on the road.
I thought we competed hard and fought all night long, Coach Jerry Nichols said.
Whenever you can open up the season with a win on the road, that’s big, especially when it’s an overtime game.
Michael Littlejohn led the Saluqis with 24 points while shooting 10 for 16 from the floor. Carlos Marshall (19 points, 8 rebounds), Shakem Johnson (10 points, 8 rebounds), Khalil Spencer (10 points, 6 rebounds), and Yuryk Lazard (3 points, 10 rebounds) contributed nicely. The Saluqis play their first home game this season vs Bethel JV, Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Xavier Davenport shooting a free-throw in the road win against Pensacola