Nov 07, 2015
(HALIFAX, NS) The Dalhousie Tigers pulled off an incredible comeback Saturday night, beating the UNB Varsity Reds 84-82.
Trailing by as many as 20 points, the Tigers took back the lead in the final minutes of the game.
Jesse Kendall started the game red-hot, hitting his first three shots from behind the arc and helping the VReds to an early 11-7 lead.
The Tigers fell asleep to start the second quarter, allowing UNB to go on a 16-0 run to start the frame. Cedric Sango finally stopped the bleeding, scoring the Tigers first points of the frame with 4:24 left.
Sven Stammberger single handedly brought the Tigers back with a huge and-one dunk followed by a three ball. The momentum created by Stammberger left the Tigers down 44-36 at the half.
The two sides went back in forth in the third quarter, with the Tigers unable to cut the lead any further. Stammberger continued to be the best player on the court dropping 8 points in the frame.
The fourth quarter may be one of the best we see all season. The Tigers worked their way back, thanks to Stammberger's 16 fourth quarter points.
Sango gave the Tigers the lead with 2:30 to play.
The Varsity Reds had the ball with 10 seconds to play and down by three, but were unable to hit a late shot.
Somehow, the Tigers pulled off the improbable comeback win 84-82.
Stammberger led all scorers with 40 points and 6 rebounds.
Jesse Kendell led the Varsity Reds with 22 points.
The Tigers sweep the weekend series and start the season 2-0.
The 0-and-2 Varsity Reds now turn their attention to their home opener. They host the Cape Breton Capers on Saturday, at the Richard J. Currie Center.
BY - DALHOUSIE ATHLETICS
PHOTO CREDIT - TREVOR MACMILLAN