Park 65, Health Sciences 52
With 2:21 left in the third quarter, Tysheen Lott's 3-pointer tied things up for Health Sciences, the #1 small school, against Park, who entered as the top ranked large school in WNY. But over the game's final 10 minutes, the high-scoring Falcons had the straps put on them and managed just 11 points the rest of the game, as the Pioneers pulled away. Health Sciences held a 30-29 lead at halftime thanks to its own strong defense, with Park struggling to find offense against the Falcons' zone. In the second half, Quentin Nnagbo and Juliam Eziukwu each stepped up their performance for Park, combining for 11 points after no field goals in the first 16 minutes. Noah Hutchins led the way for Park with a game-high 24 points, adding seven boards and six assists in the win, along with a concentrated effort at the defensive end.
Park 19 - 10 - 20 - 16 = 65
Health 17 - 13 - 15 - 7 = 52
Park: Noah Hutchins 24, Dan Scott 13, Brandon Smith 10, Quentin Nnagbo 7, Julian Eziukwu 5, John Orogun 4, Jaylen Syewart 2
Health: Tysheen Lott 15, Kam Briggs 13, Davonte Gaines 11, Tayvion Nelson 5, Donovan Miller 4, Shakir Cook 2, Jalil Harvey 2