ECSU Set To Play Clark Atlanta University on Saturday in FCC Championship Game
November 27, 2009
MILAWAUKEE, WI - Elizabeth City State’s Marquie Cook sank two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to lift the Vikings past Lincoln University (MO) 60-58 Friday afternoon in game one of the 2009 Fresh Coast Classic.
The Vikings, who captured the FCC last year, will face Clark Atlanta University in this year’s championship game on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. Claflin University, who fell to Clark Atlanta 50-46 in Friday’s nightcap, will face off against Lincoln in the consolation game at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoon.
After taking a 34-28 lead into halftime, ECSU pushed their lead to double digits on a Trent Bivens layup with 16:44 left the game (41-30). The Vikings led by as many as 15 in the second half run however a run capped by a Lionel Booker layup and free throw with 2:10 remaining gave the Blue Tigers a 58-57 lead. With 1:54 left Blake Price converted one of two from the line to tie the game at 58 all. After the two teams exchanged turnovers, Cooke corralled a missed layup by Booker and converted the two free throws to seal the win for ECSU.
Anthony Welch and Eric Jones both finished with double-doubles (13 and 12; 12 and 15) helping Lincoln to a 47-39 rebounding edge.
Cooke finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds while Bivens tallied 11 points.
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