Cadets win close battle over Cannoneers in a match-up of Colonial Council top teams.

(Game notes, play by play, & video highlights)

-La Salle jumped out to an early 7 point lead after a Seth LaForest three-pointer w/5:00 left in 1Q. Watervliet fought back to cut the deficit to 3 points at the end of the quarter (15-12) behind Messiah Mallory's 5 points.

-The Cadets went on 15-2 run in the last 5 minutes of the 2Q to turn a 4 point Watervliet lead into a 9 point halftime margin. Balanced team scoring and defense gave them the lead.

-La Salle’s Ian Duncan hit a three-pointer right out of the break to give the Cadets their largest lead of the game of 12 (35-23). The Cannoneers responded paced by JJ Chestnut who hit back to back baskets and tallied 13 points in the quarter to give Watervliet a 45-44 lead heading into the final period.

-The teams trade leads throughout most of the 4Q (10 total lead changes in the game). With 2:52 remaining in the game a Seth LaForest bucket gave La Salle the lead that they would never relinquish. Clutch free throw shooting by the Cadets extended the final margin to 63-57.

-Ian Duncan of La Salle led all scorers with 17. Joe DeLollo added 13. JJ Chestnut paced Watervliet with 16 and Derrick Beason had 13.

 

Final scoring stats with full play by play HERE:

 

 

End 1Q

Halftime

End 3Q

Final

Watervliet

12

23

45

57

La Salle

15

32

44

63

 

Watervliet video highlights

 

La Salle video highlights

 

  

Watervliet

 

La Salle

5

3PT SHOOTING

7

8-13

FREE THROWS

22-27

62%

FT %

81%

4

LEADS

6

4

LARGEST LEAD

12

     
 

Top Scorers

 
     

Watervliet

JJ Chestnut #3

16

Watervliet

Derrick Beason #24

13

La Salle

Ian Duncan #20

17

La Salle

Joe DeLollo #33

13

 

Game Flow