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Nov 30, 2013 12:56 AM by Greg Smith

Clutch Plays Lift Tigers Over Carleton

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tyler Jonas buried a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, then scored Colorado College's first four points in the extra session to help the Tigers record a 71-66 victory over Carleton College on Friday afternoon at Reid Arena.

Senior guard Ryan Milne poured in 17 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to help CC wipe out a six-point halftime deficit, and he scored four more in overtime to clinch the victory.

The Tigers also received some clutch plays from some of their reserves. Freshman forward Mitch Carter blocked John Eckert's attempted layup with eight seconds remaining in overtime, then calmly sank a pair of free throws at the other end to extend his team's lead to 69-64.

Carleton had an opportunity to increase a three-point lead with 28 seconds to play in the second half, but Chris Mayo-Smith blocked Shane McSparron's jumper to set up the game-tying basket by Jonas.

The Knights took an early 21-9 lead after Peter Bakker-Arkema connected from behind the arc with 8:06 remaining in the first half. However, sophomore guard Justin Berardino scored six points during a 14-8 spurt that saw Colorado College pull to within 29-23 after 20 minutes.

The Tigers went ahead for the first time in the second half when Milne dialed long distance with 13:26 to play in regulation, and led by as many as six points after intermission.

Carleton battled back and went up by three when Taylor Hanson scored two of his team-high 23 points on a layup with 1:08 to go.

Senior forward Daniel Webb scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for CC. Jonas finished with 14 points, while junior forward Chris Lesnansky pulled down a game-high 11 boards.

McSparron finished with 14 points for the Knights, while Bakker-Arkema added 11.

With its second overtime victory of the season, Colorado College improved to 3-0. Carleton slipped to 0-2.

The Tigers play host to No. 16 Whitworth University on Sunday at 2 p.m. MT.



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