LAURINBURG, N.C. – After St. Andrews University (SAU) tied the game up at 64-64 with a three point basket in the final seconds of the second half, Virginia Intermont's (VI) Anthony Goode went coast-to-coast across the court and got his desperation lay up in traffic to fall as the final buzzer sounded, defeating the Knights, 66-64.
It was only the freshman guards second made shot of the game as the Baltimore native finished with seven points, but it gave the Cobras their 11th win (11-8) of the season and their fifth in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) play (5-2). Goode aslo had six rebounds and three assists on the night.
The Cobras had two players score over 20 points with Joshua Hart (Edgewood, Md.) dropping 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds. The junior forward also posted five steals and two assists. Dalec Cromwell continues to increase his contribution on the offensive end as he scored 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting and had 12 rebounds, making that back-to-back games with a double-double and his fifth in the 2012-13 campaign.
The Cobras trailed the entire game and were down by as much as 15 points in the first half. They trailed until Cromwell's free throw halfway through the second half gave the Cobras their first lead of the ball game. The Knights took the lead back a few minutes later and held it until Goode hit a three pointer with just over three minutes left in the ball game.
Tyrone Smith (Woodbridge, Va.) put the Cobras out in front by three points with 26 seconds remaining but the Knights tied the game up on the next possession with a three pointer of their own, but it left enough time for Goode to get the Cobras the win. Smith finished with six points, one assist and two steals.
The Cobras next contest will be at home this Saturday against AAC member Montreat College in the Cobra Den with tip off starting right after the completion of the women's game which starts at 5:30 p.m.