WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Senior forward Ed Flynn secured a key offensive rebound with 44.0 seconds remaining with the Williams College Ephs (2-0) leading the Mount St. Vincent Dolphins 66-62. The Dolphins were forced to foul junior guard Mike Greenman, who nailed both free throws, and the Ephs went on to win the final of the Williams Invitational 69-62.
The first half was close throughout until senior forward Ed Flynn threw down a two handed jam with 2:46 remaining to extend the Ephs lead to 33-27. Flynn followed up the dunk with an and-one just over a minute later to put the Ephs up by 9. The Ephs would take the 36-27 lead into halftime.
Ephs sophomore guard Cole Teal drilled four three-pointers en route to 12 first half points.
Mount St. Vincent battled back early in the second half and tied the score at 41 on a three-pointer by sophomore forward Ammad Alkhulaidi. A couple minutes later, Dolphins sophomore guard Jamir Ferebee nailed a three from the top of the key to give the Dolphins the lead 47-46.
Freshman guard Bobby Casey gave the Ephs a 54-52 lead on a three–pointer from the left wing with 8:08 remaining. Williams and Mount St. Vincent traded the lead back and forth several times in the ensuing minutes.
Greenman nailed a three with 3:34 remaining to give the Ephs a 65-61 lead. The Dolphins would not get closer than four the rest of the game.
"Yesterday it was our bench and today it was our starters, and I think there are more guys who didn't even play this weekend who have the opportunity to help us," said head coach Kevin App.
"This is why we play these early year tournaments, because we have to win two games in a weekend. It has to be different guys every game," said App.
Teal led the way for the Ephs with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Daniel Aronowitz and Greenman had 15 and 14 points respectively.
Ferebee led the Dolphins with 14 points.
The Ephs play next at MCLA at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24th.