Cayo’s OT layup lifts Richmond past St. Francis (PA) 100-98
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nathan Cayo scored at the basket in the final minute of overtime to give Richmond the lead and the Spiders held on to beat St. Francis of Pennsylvania, 100-98 in its season opener on Friday night.
Deivydas Kuzavas’ free throw with 41 seconds left in regulation put the Red Flash in front, 90-86, but Jacob Gilyard scored at the basket and followed it a few seconds later with two free throws to tie the game with 27 seconds left to force overtime.
Isaiah Blackmon knocked down a 3 with 2:06 remaining to get St. Francis even at 97-97, but missed from beyond the arc with 16 seconds on the clock. Keith Braxton hit a free throw to cut the lead to two with a second left, but the Spiders grabbed the rebound on his missed second attempt to seal the victory.
Blackmon’s 23 points paced St. Francis (0-2), with Tyler Stewart and Braxton each adding 20. Braxton added 11 rebounds.