EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Damian Chong Qui scored six of his career-high 26 points in the second overtime and Mount Saint Mary’s beat Long Island University 82-73 on Saturday in the Sharks’ Northeast Conference opener.
Chong Qui’s two free throws capped a 9-0 Mountaineers’ run in the second overtime before LIU got on the board with 1:06 to play on Jermaine Jackson Jr.’s two free throws. Chong Qui sealed it with two more from the foul line.
Malik Jefferson scored a career-high 23 points with eight rebounds and Nana Opoku added nine points and 10 boards for the Mountaineers (5-10, 1-1).
Raiquan Clark scored 25 points with nine rebounds and Tyrn Flowers scored 14 points with 11 boards for the Sharks (5-9). Jackson finished with 14 points and four assists.
Clark’s two free throws with four seconds left tied it at 71 at the end of the first overtime and Chong Qui tied it at 65 with a free throw at the end of regulation.
LIU hosts Central Connecticut on Thursday and Mount Saint Mary’s plays at Merrimack on Thursday.
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