Men’s Basketball: Cardiac Cats win; face Garrett for Region XX Title

HAGERSTOWN, MD — Potomac State held only one lead all evening but it was the only one that mattered after Jamal Ferguson made a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds left to beat Cecil 76-75 Saturday at Hagerstown Community College, setting up a date with Garrett College Monday for the Region XX Championship.

The Catamounts (19-7) were down by as much as eight with three minutes remaining before making their move to the front. PSC trailed 75-72 after Cecil’s Kameron Outlaw made one of two free throws with 22 seconds left, but Ferguson made it 75-74 by driving the entire length of the floor and hitting a layup.

Cecil inbounded but was called almost immediately for traveling and turned the ball over to Potomac State. After eating some clock, Ferguson was fouled with 5.6 seconds left and hit his free throws.

The Seahawks got a final shot off before the buzzer, but missed an open look from the corner.

The Cats, defending Region XX champion, will face Garrett Monday at 5 p.m. for the honor to return. The Lakers won the only meeting between the schools 103-85 on Feb. 18.

Ferguson finished with a team-high 16 points and Desmond Chandler had 13 and five rebounds. Dante Campbell also put up 13 points, while Krishaun Myers added 11 more. Caelan Watts had a team-high six rebounds to go with his nine points.

Cecil was led by Charles Woods’ 17 points and Steven Gomes’ 15.