Burton Sends Kean Men Past Alvernia in Overtime

NJTODAY.NET's online business directory

READING, Pa. – Freshman Michael Burton drained the game-winning jumper in overtime with four seconds remaining to send the Kean men’s basketball team past host Alvernia University, 80-79, Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

Senior Jonathan Jones  collected his ninth straight double-double as he recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cougars as they improve to 6-3 overall.

[smartads

After a slow scoring first ten minutes of action the Cougars took their first lead of the game with 13:05 to go as rookie J.J. Hladik nailed a trey for the 12-11 advantage. After two ties and three lead changes, Kean went into halftime with a four point lead, 40-36. Burton led KU with 10 first-half points while rookie Kyle Latorre added four rebounds. Jones added eight points.

The Cougars continued to control the lead in the second-half and stretched their lead to as many as 10 points on two occasions as Jones collected two baskets for a 46-36 and 48-38 lead. The Crusaders rallied back and took their first lead of the second-half with 4:52 remaining as Charles Swiggett buried a three-pointer to pull ahead 67-65. The last two minutes of regulation were a back-and-forth affair with Alvernia taking the lead with 45 seconds to go on a layup from Seth Cornell for a 74-72 advantage. Burton  then sent the game into overtime as he tied things up with a bucket with nine seconds remaining.

Burton finished with a career-high 18 points while Latorre added 11 points and seven rebounds.


Connect with NJTODAY.NET


Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!
Email ads@njtoday.net for advertising information Send stuff to NJTODAY.NET Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter Download this week's issue of NJTODAY.NET

Leave a Reply