RedHawks nip Herd in OT

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2004

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Juby Johnson scored 17 points to lead the Miami Redhawks to a 51-48 overtime win over Marshall Wednesday night.

Johnson opened the overtime period with a 3-pointer, followed by a free throw to put Miami (10-6, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) ahead 46-42. Josh Hausfeld followed with another 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 49-42 at the 2:30 mark.

Marshall then connected on six consecutive free throws to cut the deficit to 49-48 with 47 seconds to play.

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Danny Horace put back a missed shot by the Redhawks with 10 seconds to play, giving Miami a 51-48 advantage.

Enoch Bunch then fired a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for Marshall (7-9, 4-4), but his shot went wide left and Miami escaped with the victory.

Marshall's Ronny Dawn scored four consecutive points in the final minute to tie the score at 42-42 with 25 seconds to play in regulation.

Miami called back-to-back timeouts before Chet Mason misfired from behind the arch to send the game into overtime.

The Redhawks started the second half on a 14-3 run to stretch their lead to 36-22 before Marshall pulled within 36-34 after holding Miami scoreless for eight minutes.

Miami took a 22-19 lead into halftime after getting on top of Marshall early.

Dawn led the Thundering Herd with 12 points.

Miami's win was its first in Huntington since the 1999-2000 season.

Miami (Ohio) 51, Marshall 48, OT

MIAMI, OHIO

(10-6)

Johnson 5-14 4-6 17, Hausfeld 3-9 2-2 9, Peavy 2-3 2-3 6, Schenke 2-5 0-4 4, Mason 2-7 0-1 4, Penno 1-3 0-0 3, St. Clair 1-4 0-0 3, Horace 1-3 0-0 2, Hatcher 1-5 0-1 2, Seals 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 18-54 9-19 51.

MARSHALL

(7-9)

Dawn 4-9 3-4 12, Bunch 1-6 6-7 9, Anderson 3-7 3-6 9, Patton 1-4 5-8 7, Hamilton 2-8 0-0 4, Black 1-2 1-4 3, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Armpalu 1-2 0-0 2, Whitted 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 14-45 18-29 48.

Halftime-Miami 22, Marshall 19. 3-Point goals-Miami 6-26 (Johnson 3-5, Penno 1-3, St. Clair 1-3, Hausfeld 1-6, Hatcher 0-4, Mason 0-3, Schenke 0-1, Peavy 0-1), Marshall 2-17 (Dawn 1-4, Bunch 1-5, Hamilton 0-4, Black 0-1, Smith 0-1, Patton 0-1, Whitted 0-1). Fouled out-St. Clair. Rebounds-Miami 36 (Johnson 8), Marshall 38 (Patton 8). Assists-Miami 16 (Hatcher 5), Marshall 6 (Hamilton 3). Total fouls-Miami 24, Marshall 19. A-4,463.