Manchester, N.H. (3/17/19) The Dominican College men's basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, 86-83, overtime loss to #6 St. Thomas Aquinas College this evening in a 2019 NCAA Division II East Regional Semi-Final contest played in Stoutenburg Gymasium.
With the loss, Dominican ends their season with an overall record of 24-8.
The Spartans led 12-9 with 16:31 left in the first half when Dominican went on 10-0 run to claim a 19-12 lead with 13:14 to play. DC would extend the lead to nine on a trey from Ginyard to make the score 32-23 with a little over five minutes to go and they would head into the locker room with the 36-30 advantage.
STAC would rally to tie the contest at 51-all with 13:00 left in regulation, but the Chargers used a 12-0 run to rebuild a 63-51 advantage with under 10 minutes to play.
The Spartans once again rallied to tie the game at 67-67 and after a Charger turnover, took 69-67 lead with 2:04 left in regulation. A Ginyard three-point bucket with the shot clock expiring regained the lead for DC, but the Spartans countered with a putback for the lead. Gardener layed the ball in the basket for the 72-71 edge and Rodwell followed with two free throws for the 74-71 lead with 15 seconds to go. A game-tying three from the Spartans with six ticks left and a controversial no call under the hoop forced the overtime period.
In the overtime period, Ginyard iced two free throws to give DC a 78-75 lead, but a questionable foul call put the Spartans on the free throw line where they hit three free throws to tie the game, 78-78. However, STAC would later use a 5-0 spurt to push ahead 85-80 and they would hang on for the 86-83 win.