The men's basketball team upset Onondaga CC 88-85 on Tuesday night at home. The Lazers hold the #1 spot in the latest NJCAA Division III Men's Basketball Poll. The first half was a back and forth affair that was slowed by fouls. Broome overcame their foul troubles with the help of the reserves. Jared Conklin scored all 6 of his season-high total in the first 20 minutes which helped the Hornets to a 39-39 tie at the break.
Sean Webb led the Hornets with 24 points which included a furious run of 4 straight 3 point shots that opened up the largest lead of the night for Broome at 67-53 with about 12 minutes to play. The top ranked Lazers would not go away though, as they closed that gap to 3 within the next 4 minutes, 71-68. Both teams would make some big plays down the stretch, but the Hornets held their lead and eventually closed the door with late free throws by Rahiem Grant, Adolphus Butts and Webb. When it was all said and done, Broome overcame 31 fouls and 44 free throw attempts by the Lazers, who are a 70% team from the line this year.
Webb's 24 came on 8-16 shooting from the field, making 5 of 8 three pointers. He would also add 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Butts contributed a double-double with 17 points on 8-12 shooting and 10 boards to go along with 7 assists. Anthony McNeil also hit double figures with 15 points, Matt Bowman and Rahiem Grant were both strong contributors as well with 9 points and 6 boards each.