Mount Outlasts James Madison, 81-70, in Double Overtime

Mount Outlasts James Madison, 81-70, in Double Overtime

Emmitsburg, Md. (November 14, 2006)--Freshman guard Jeremy Goode (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) scored 18 points and dished out six assists to lead Mount St. Mary's past James Madison, 81-70, in double overtime at Knott Arena. Junior Chris Vann (Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field) added a career-high 17 points in the victory for the Mount (1-1). James Madison was paced by Joe Posey's 19 points.

Goode scored six of his career-high 18 points in the second overtime as the Mount outscored the Dukes (0-2) 13-2 in the second overtime session. Goode's three-pointer with 3:36 left in the second overtime gave the Mount the lead for good, 71-68. Sophomore Joey Butler (Ft. Washington, Md./Massanutten Academy [Va.]) hit a key three-pointer in the overtime period for the Mount as well. With the shot clock running down, Butler drained a three-pointer from the right wing with 1:13 remaining in the game to give the Mount a 76-70 advantage.

In the first overtime, James Madison raced to a 67-62 lead behind the play of Juwann James before the Mount rallied. Juwann James scored all eight points for the Dukes in the first overtime period. Sam Atupem (Newport News, Va./Woodside) converted an offensive rebound to cut the deficit to 67-66 with 1:31 on the clock. Senior Mychal Kearse (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) then gave the Mount the lead, 68-67, with 16 seconds left in the overtime with a lay-up on a feed from Goode. James was then fouled on the final possession, hitting one-of-two at the line with four seconds on the clock to send the game to double overtime.

At the close of regulation, Goode hit 1-of-2 at the foul line with 32 seconds left to tie the score at 60-60. James Madison had the final shot, but Colbey Santos' jumper was off the mark. Mount St. Mary's jumped to a 16-5 lead early in the game before the Dukes rallied to cut the deficit to 26-25 at the half.

Goode was 4-for-7 from the field and added six assists, four rebounds and no turnovers in 24 minutes of action in addition to his game-high 18 points. Vann added a career-high 17 points and six rebounds in the victory while Atupem chipped in 13 points and nine boards. Butler finished with 10 points and four assists while Mychal Kearse chipped in a game-high 11 rebounds for the Mount.

Posey was 5-for-5 from three-point range for James Madison while scoring a game-high 19 points. James added 17 points, but was 7-of-15 from the foul line while Pierre Curtis chipped in 14 points and four assists in the loss.

The Mount shot 41.8 percent from the field overall while James Madison shot 41.2 percent. The Mount, however, shot 54.5 percent in the second half and 58.3 percent in the overtime periods.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Saturday, November 18, with a 1:00 p.m. game at La Salle.

Game Notes...Mount St. Mary's named the Knott Arena floor for legendary Mount coach Jim Phelan prior to the game...The court will now be known as "Coach Jim Phelan Court"...The Mount also retired the number "830" in Phelan's honor prior to the game...It is the first retired number in school history...Phelan completed his career at the Mount with 830 wins against 524 losses...He holds NCAA records for games coached (1,354) and seasons coached at one school (49)...The Mount is now 2-8 all-time in overtime under head coach Milan Brown...The Mount is also now 12-7 all-time in home openers at the Division I level.

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