2013 CUNYAC/ConEd Championships: Men's Basketball Semi-Finals: Queensborough vs. Hostos CC
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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The number four seed Queensborough Tigers took on the top-seed Hostos Caimans and surprised the heavy favorites with a stifling defense, taking a 32-21 lead into halftime in this crucial CUNY semi-finals showdown.
The Tigers' lead hit 15 when Joseph Turner scored, but Hostos was far from done.
Jeremiah Brown helped bring the Caimans back from the edge of defeat, and they chomped back until it was tied at 54 with a minute to play.
Chad Coachman's lay-up put Hostos up 56-54 with 23.6 seconds left.
QCC trailed 56-55 with 4.4 seconds left, when Troy Singleton headed to the line for two free throws. After missing the first, Singleton tied the game, and Coachman's last second jumper missed, forcing the game into overtime.
Hostos led 61-60 with a minute left, when Carl Benjamin hit a crucial three-pointer to put the Tigers up by 2.
Queensborough clinched the game from the line, giving the Tigers a shot at their first CUNY championship victory since 2003.
Join us this Friday, February 22nd at BMCC for the CUNYAC Basketball Finals.