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Saints With a Last Minute Surge to Take Down Geneva 86-80

Saints With a Last Minute Surge to Take Down Geneva 86-80

Written by: Tyler Smith

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Today (February 3, 2018) inside the Connor Convocation Center (CCC) we had a nail bitter between President Athletic Conference (PAC) opponents Thomas More College and Geneva College. The Saints, which were led by a packed and loud CCC, beat Geneva 86-80 which extended their current win streak to 10 straight games. With the win, the Saints move to 17-4 overall and 13-1 in the PAC, and still hold the top spot in the conference with two weeks left to play in the regular season.  
Thomas More, looking for their 10th straight win, ran into a very competitive Geneva team that tested them for the full 40 minutes of play. Down by 10 with less than three minutes to go in the game, the Saints turned up the pressure creating turnovers on three straight possessions with the full court press. The comeback tonight was sparked by two things, sophomore forward Kedan Davis who came off the bench, and the crowd inside the CCC tonight which was rocking as they were a big push in the comeback with two minutes left. 
 
Tonight, the Saints had eight players reach the scoring column, with three reaching double digits. Looking at the final stat line junior guard Damion King (Winchester, KY/ George Rogers Clark) finished the game with a double-double as he had the game high 23 points and 13 rebounds. King's running mate junior guard Brandon Horne (Louisville, KY/ Male) finished the game with 17 points and went 3-3 from behind the three-point arc, supplying a huge spark as the Saint went on the run at the end of the game. Rounding up the double-digit, scorers was first-year forward Garren Bertsch (Alexandria, KY/ Campbell County) who finished with 10 points. 
Talking with Player of the Game, sophomore forward Kedan Davis (Newport, KY/ Newport) we asked him how he helped supply a spark coming off the bench when the team was down by 11 with two minutes left. "Coach put me in to help run and jump because of my length and we were able to great three straight turnovers that we converted into points. A big part of our push was the crowd though. This was probably one of the loudest and craziest crowds I have every played in front of and if it wasn't for them we might not have been able to pull off this win today," Davis said. 
Geneva had eight players reach the scoring column tonight and four of them scored double digits. Danny Torok led the team with 19 points while Eric McGee and Ethan Moose both finished the game with 10 points. Rounding up the four was Jimmy Leichliter who finished with 16 points. 
The Saints will continue play this Wednesday, February 7 as they travel to Westminster College to take on a very competitive team. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.