Men’s Basketball: Potomac State surges back from deficit to down Allegany

Justin Milstead
Justin Milstead powers to the basket during Potomac State's comeback win over ACM Monday night at the Lough Gym  Photo By Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac State erased an 11-point deficit in a three-minute span and pulled away in the final moments to turn away visiting Allegany College of Maryland in junior college men’s basketball Monday night at Dana G. Lough Gymnasium.

The Cats trailed 53-42 with 17 minutes left and were down 56-46 before Justin Milstead hit a three-point shot with 15:30 remaining to make it 56-49. With 15:10 left, it was Milstead again with another three that trimmed the lead to 56-52, and Kyle Jackson scored on a transition layup after a steal by Malcolm Weathers to make it 56-54 with 14:30 on the clock.

Milstead’s third three-pointer in just over a minute put the Catamounts on top 57-56 with 14 minutes left.

Each team took turns holding the lead until the final minute. Allegany’s Gabe Mack hit a three-pointer to cut Potomac State’s lead to 86-83 with less than 30 seconds left, but B.J. Hill hit a pair of free throws to boost the Catamount lead to 88-83 and Weathers added another foul shot in the closing seconds to keep Potomac State on top.

Weathers and Milstead did most of the Cats’ offensive damage, combining for 48 points. Weathers scored a game high 26, while Milstead scored 22. All but two of Milstead’s points came in the scored half. Nequan Carrington added 12 points and Jackson had eight.

Allegany’s leading scorer was Tre’ Wortham with 17 points, followed by Dedan Williams with 16 and Mack with 14. Chibueze Ebinum scored 13 for the Trojans.

Potomac State (12-3) plays at CCBC-Dundalk on Thursday at 7 p.m.