Spencer Carter Tops Career Marks in 73-72 Win at Wayne Stat
Sunday, January 23, 2005
WAYNE, NEB. -- [box score] With the game knotted at 70-70, junior Spencer Carter (Chicago, Ill.) drained his third three-pointer of the game to give BSU a three-point lead (73-70) with 83 seconds left. After a bucket by Wayne State's Brett Cain an a failed possession by BSU, senior Amir Major (Chicago, Ill.) came up with the defensive play of the night stealing the ball form the WSC big man as BSU escaped with the win, 73-72. Just 24-hours after posting career-highs with 19 points and 13 rebounds versus Southwest Minnesota State Carter bettered his performance pouring in a career-high 24 points while grabbing a collegiate-best 14 rebounds as the Beavers completed the NSIC weekend sweep of Southwest Minnesota State and Wayne State Sunday. Battling back from an eight point halftime deficit (32-24), BSU's James Roberson (Chicago, Ill.) scored 11 of his 13 points during the first 6:30 of the second stanza including a trio of three-pointers help BSU get things started. His third three knotted the game for the first time since the 13-minute mark of the first half. The Beavers would hold an advantage on the scoreboard for just 84 seconds in the second half until Carter's three put BSU in the lead for good. In addition to Carter's second consecutive night of career bests, the Beavers got 15 points and four steals from Major and 13 points and five rebounds from Roberson. Wayne State was led by a dominating performance from Cain. The post player totaled games-highs of 34 points and 14 rebounds. Dallas Hodges also netted 11 points for the Wildcats as Brett Watson recorded a game-high eight assists. Tonight's game was originally slated for an 8:00 p.m. start on Saturday but was delayed 24 hours as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference moved all of its games back one day due to inclimate weather. The win keeps BSU in a tie with Northern State for first place in the conference with league records of 5-1 as Wolves also gained a victory Sunday defeating Concordia-St, Paul, 90-74. The win also lifts BSU to 11-8 overall. The Beavers will be back in action Saturday when they travel to the University of Minnesota-Crookston (Jan. 29) for 8:00 p.m. tip-off.