Jenkins’ block lifts PSC over Garrett, 67-65

Derondell Jenkins
Derondell Jenkins battles to the basket during PSC's 67-65 win over Garrett College. Photo By Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.V. — Derondell Jenkins blocked Garrett’s last-second attempt to tie the score, securing a 67-65 win for Potomac State that saw the Catamounts overcome a nine-point halftime deficit and grab their second victory in as many days.

Reggie Baker, who finished with a team-high 18 points, knocked down two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give the Cats (9-6) a two-point lead. The Lakers inbounded and moved the ball past half-court before calling a timeout to set up a last second shot. Going for the tie instead of the win, Garrett looked inside to the paint for its shot, but Jenkins was able to get a piece of the ball and deflect the attempt.

Jenkins was one of four PSC players to score 10 or more points, finishing with 11 to go with seven rebounds. Baker also had seven boards with his 18 points, and Derylton Hill added 16 points. Marcus Banks also had 11 points.

Garrett’s effort was led by Frank Holloway with 21 points. Yannick Zanfack scored 11 points and DeAndre Davis scored 10.

“It was a very well-played game by both teams,” said Potomac State head coach Justin Anderson. “Somebody has to win, but neither team has anything to feel bad about.”

On Wednesday, PSC blew out Penn-Highlands 102-57. Baker scored 33 points, Hill had 17 and Burnell added 12.

Hill led the team with eight rebounds and had four steals. George Obidiegwu scored 14 points.

Now 9-6, Potomac State plays CCAC-Allegheny at home, 2 p.m., on Saturday.