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Pitt-Bradford Hangs On After Crazy Finish, Redhawks Drop Second Straight

Pitt-Bradford Hangs On After Crazy Finish, Redhawks Drop Second Straight

BRADFORD, PA -- The Redhawks nearly overcame a late deficit but ultimately fell to Pitt-Bradford after a crazy finish on the road. Arnes Bajgora tied it with a three-pointer at the fifteen second mark but Pitt-Bradford was able to hang on despite a technical foul. After the 75-74 loss, La Roche drops their second straight game and fall into second place in the AMCC.

The Redhawks trailed 38-31 at the half but inched their way back into it. Dion Etheridge tied it at 51-51 with a three pointer and 12:16 left. Momentum swung back in Pitt-Bradford's direction as they built up a 73-64 lead with just 3:22 to play.

La Roche's Evan Bonnaure hit a layup on the other end and the Redhawks turned turnovers into points on the next two Pitt-Bradford possessions. La Roche made a stop and then forced another turnover on the following possession. Bajgora then nailed a three pointer to tie it at 73-73 and just 15 seconds left.

Pitt-Bradford's Fateem Brockington hit a go-ahead jumper with just five seconds to play, but things got a little crazy from there. Pitt-Bradford stole the ensuing inbounds pass, forcing the Redhawks to foul. A player on the Bobcats bench then left the bench without checking in at the scorer's table and was assessed a technical foul. La Roche hit one of two to cut the deficit to one. 

Pitt-Bradford got their chance at the other end with a one and one but they missed the front end and the Redhawks got the rebound. The Bobcats unintentionally fouled, putting La Roche at the line for a one and one with just 0.6 seconds left and the opportunity for the win or force overtime. The Redhawks missed the front end and Pitt-Bradford hung on.

Bonnaure led the Redhawks with 21 points while Zach Gould scored 14 and RayQuan Phifer 12.