Elon outlasts Charleston in double overtime

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ELON, N.C. (AP)—Montell Watson’s three-point play with 3 seconds remaining in the second overtime lifted Elon past the College of Charleston 87-86 on Wednesday night.

In a game that featured 12 ties and 14 lead changes, Jermaine Johnson gave the Cougars their final lead of the night when his two free throws made it 86-84. But Johnson drove the lane and was fouled while making a layup to win it.

Watson finished with 22 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Elon (11-16, 9-10 Southern Conference).

Ola Atoyebi had 15 points, Brett James added 13 and Brian Waters scored 11 for the Phoenix, whose bench outscored Charleston’s 24-6.

Johnson had 20 points, Andrew Goudelock scored 18 and Tony White and Antwaine Wiggins scored 17 apiece for Charleston (12-15, 7-10).

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 Top Performers
 Charleston
Jermaine Johnson Jermaine Johnson
7-9,  20 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Elon
Montell Watson Montell Watson
5-10,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists

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