GPAC MEN’S SEMIFINALS-Mount Marty’s Cinderella Run Continues With Double Overtime Upset At Dakota Wesleyan

8th-Seeded Lancers Advance To Championship 64-58
Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 12:07 AM CST
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MITCHELL, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -Mount Marty completes the upset over in-state rivalry over Dakota Wesleyan 64-58 in double overtime.

Leading Mount Marty on the afternoon was Elijah Pappas (SR/Rockford, IL) with 18 points on 6-13 shooting from the field and 2-5 from three. Pappas also pulled down 10 rebounds and had three steals.  Jailen Billings (SR/Sioux City, IA) added 14 points on 2-6 shooting from deep.  Tyrell Harper (SR/Vermillion, SD) finished with 12 points on 5-12 shooting from the floor.  Haper also pulled down 13 rebounds with two assists and three steals.  Chad Moran (JR/Honey Creek, IA) added 10 points on 2-5 shooting from the floor and six rebounds.

In the first half of the play, Mount Marty and the Dakota Wesleyan found themselves in a tight, low-scoring affair.  The Tigers were able to hold on to the first half with a 24-20 lead over the Lancers.

Coming out of halftime, the Lancers and Tigers were able to keep the contest back and forth.  Mount Marty had a late lead with 17 seconds remaining, but Mason Larson’s bucket sent the contest into overtime.

In the first overtime, there a total of ten points combined between the two teams.  Mason Larson once again had a late bucket that helped push the contest into a second overtime.

In the second overtime, Mount Marty was able to push their way past the Tigers outscoring them by six points for a 64-58 victory.

Mount Marty will return to action Tuesday, March 2nd as they travel to Northwestern at 7 pm CST.

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