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CHAMPIONS!!! @WidenerMBB Downs Neumann to Win #ECAC Division III Title

(Sambo, Widener)
 
WILKES-BARRE, Pa.Sardayah Sambo (Middletown) recorded a double-double and added five blocks in his final career game as the Widener University men's basketball team beat the Neumann Knights 82-75 to win the ECAC Division III Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday afternoon from the Marts Center in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Sambo was named the tournament MVP for his efforts during the championship. Elijah Boyd and Sam Smith were also named to the All-Tournament Team.
 
NOTEWORTHY
Sambo finishes his career with 1,379 points, moving into 10th place all-time on the Widener scoring list. He also closed with 261 blocks, 80 of them this season, one better than his previous best of 79 in 20-15-16.
 
GAME HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sambo was one of four players in double figures for Widener with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with the five blocks.
  • Elijah Boyd led all scorers with 25 points, tying his career-best.
  • Sam Smith and Connor Laverty scored 13 and 10 respectively.
  • Widener held a 48-44 advantage on the boards.
 
FIRST HALF NOTES
  • Neither team held more than a four point lead in the opening 20 minutes, which featured eight ties and 11 lead changes.
  • Boyd led the Pride with 16 points in the half and Smith contributed 11.
 
SECOND HALF NOTES
  • Starting with the final basket of the first half, the Pride went on an 8-0 run to take a 47-40 lead three minutes into the second half.
  • After Neumann rallied to tie the game at 51-51, Widener went on a deciding 16-6 run to go up by 10 with under eight minutes left.
  • The Knights cut the lead to 74-72 with a minute left, but the Pride scored eight of the final 11 points to close the game.
 
 

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