- National Teams
There were 10 Brits in action on Thursday night, including a huge game and win from Ashley Hamilton, read on to find out more..
Ashley Hamilton (6’7, 210lbs, F, Freshman, London) Loyola Marymount Lions
Ashley Hamilton led Loyola Marymount to its biggest victory in 20 years last night. Hamilton scored 17 points on a blistering 7/10 shooting (3/4 at the line), added 6 rebounds and tied a career high with 3 blocks to lead the Lions to a huge 74-66 upset of Gonzaga (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP). After the final horn sounded, on Hamilton’s encouragement, about 150 spectators overwhelmed campus security to mob the players.
“Everybody talks about beating Gonzaga. To finally do it as a team, as a campus, as a community is a special feeling.”
Loyola Marymount beat Gonzaga for just the third time in 31 meetings since 1996.The victory was the Lions’ first over a ranked team since the 1990 NCAA tournament, when they defeated Alabama in the West Regional semifinals. Hamilton representin’!
The Lions are now 14-13 (5-6).
Ben Daniels (6’6, 190lbs, G, Freshman, Manchester) Houston Baptist Huskies
Houston Baptist secured a 62-58 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Thursday night. More disappointing news for us Brits though as Ben Daniels registered a DNP.
Houston Baptist Huskies are now 7-19 (6-2 Indep.)
Devan Bailey (6’2, 180lbs, G, Freshman, Helsby) Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) shot 64.3 percent from the 3-point line to defeat Central Connecticut State 85-58 on Thursday night. Devan Bailey in his starting spot, registered 28 minutes finishing with 2 points (1/2 from the field), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
CCSU are now 9-17 (6-9 NEC).
Lawrence Brown (7’2, 205lbs, C, Senior, Portsmouth) Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.
Long Island University secured a 68-62 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night. Neither of the Brits on that team, Lawrence Brown or Sam Fernley (see below) registered any minutes,
Fairleigh Dickinson are now 9-19 (8-7 NEC).
Liam Potter (7’0, 230lbs, F/C, Senior, Lincolnshire) Sacred Heart Pioneers.
Robert Morris defeated Sacred Heart 64-39 on Thursday night shutting them down defensively. Liam Potter had one of his weaker games by his standards, finishing with 7 points (1/2 shooting, 5/7 at the line), 7 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 block.
SHU are now 13-13 (6-9 NEC).
Matthew Bryan-Amaning (6’9, 240lbs, F, Junior, London) Washington Huskies
Southern California held off a furious rally by Washington in the final 10 minutes for a 67-64 win on Thursday night, handing Washington just its second home loss of the season and more importantly likely ended their hopes of repeating as Pac-10 regular season champs. Bryan-Amaning played well in 33 minutes of action, going 6/7 from the field (2/4 at the line) for 14 points, adding 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block, but the Huskies NCAA tournament aspirations took a serious hit with the loss.
The Huskies are now 17-9 (7-7 PAC 10).
Paul Guede (6’5, 205lbs, G/F, Junior, London) Portland State Vikings
DeAngelo Jones scored with 11.3 seconds left in the second overtime to lift Northern Arizona to an 86-85 win over Portland State on Thursday night. Paul Guede played 26 minutes going 2/8 from the floor (0/4 threes, and 2/3 at the line) for 6 points whilst adding 5 rebounds.
Portland State Vikings are now 10-16 (5-8 Big Sky).
Raheem May-Thompson (6’6, 200lbs, Freshman, F, London) Quinnipiac Bobcats
St. Francis (Pa.) rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat Quinnipiac 73-68 on Thursday night. Unfortunately, Raheem May-Thompson registered a DNP.
The Bobcats are now 18-8 (12-3 NEC).
Richard Clark (6’9, 215lbs, C, Sophomore, Berkshire) St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers
Will Campbell hit two free throws with 4 seconds left to lift Monmouth (N.J.) to a 51-49 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Thursday night. Richard Clark registered a DNP. Worth nothing Monmouth have Brit Phil Wait who is currently reshirting the year.
The Terriers are now 10-16 (7-8 NEC).
Sam Fernley (6’0, 175lbs, G, Sophomore, Sheffield) Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.
See above. Sam Fernley unfortunately also registered a DNP.