Thirty-two minutes was not enough time Friday to determine the winner of a Patriot Athletic Conference match up against Oberlin and Columbia. The Phoenix were crowned victorious after two overtimes with a 89-83 win over the Raiders.
Junior Caleb Hughley led the way for his team with 27 points. Columbia was led by David Delahunty, who had 42 points.
Oberlin took an early six-point lead after the first quarter but Columbia sank 23 in the second period to take a 36-30 lead at the half.
The Phoenix picked up their tempo at the start of the second half and scored 24 points to the Raiders’ 18, tying the game at 54.
David Carter and Zion Hicks combined for 28 points to help Oberlin get back in the game.
The teams matched each other shot-for-shot in the final eight minutes. The game was even at 71 after regulation time and was sent into a second overtime after both teams made seven points in the first.
The Phoenix defense held the Raiders to five points as Oberlin added 11 of their own and earned the conference win.
Oberlin improved to 9-3 in the conference and are one game behind Clearview, which is 10-2 and holds first place in the PAC Stripes Division.