Buffalo, NY- It was a battle of crosstown rivals in the Burt Flickinger Center on Wednsday night as the No. 9 ranked Erie Community College Kats hosted the No. 13 ranked Niagara County Community College Timberwolves in an NJCAA D-II matchup.
The Kats came out victorious with a 93-87 ovetime win.
In a game where momentum swung back and forth the entire contest, the Kats were able to capitalize at the line in the OT session, going 8-12 in free throws. To get there the Kats leading scorer on the year, Ahamadou Fofana, hit a jumper to tie the game at 81 with seven seconds left in the game.
The Thunderwolves started the game by going on a 10-2 run before the Kats took a lead of their own going up 21-17. NCCC would come back with another run to end the half up 39-35.
Erie turned the tide to start the second half going up by 76-69 with just over two minutes left in the game. NCCC would battle back for the lead, 78-76, before Fofana nailed a three pointer to go back on top 79-78.
The Thunderwolves had a chance to put the game away when they hit a jumper and then drew a foul with 17 seconds left to play. One missed free throw later, Fofana hit the tying shot. He would finish the night with 22 total points and 6 assists.
Erie will take the court at home again on Saturday when they host Jamestown Community College at 3:00 pm.