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Evans, Eggleton pace Menlo hoops victory in triple overtime

 

Tyler Evans hit several key shots en route to a career-high 28 points and the Menlo College men's basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat visiting Pacific (Ore.), 101-97, in triple overtime Friday night.

Evans, a perfect 10 from the free throw line, sank three foul shots with nine seconds left in the second overtime to force another extra period, where the Oaks pulled away.

Mikey Eggleton added 19 points for Menlo (5-2), which won its fourth straight. Brad Sawin and Adam Griffin each had 12 and Rosendo AmayaWood 10.

The Oaks trailed by 13 points at the half and by 11 late in the second half. Menlo was down, 62-52, with 2:17 remaining in regulation but rallied with Evans and Eggleton, who scored at the buzzer, combining for 15 points.

Menlo scored 16 straight points early in the second half to recover from a 38-22 deficit.

The Oaks took a six-point lead in the first overtime but Pacific rallied to tie it.

In the third overtime, Pacific held a three-point lead early before Evans hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to give Menlo a 93-90 advantage.

Pacific countered with a three of its own to tie it before Eggleton hit a pair of free throws to put the Oaks back on top. An Evans jumper, Adam Griffin jumper, and a pair of Griffin free throws sealed it.

Dylan Severson led the team with 12 rebounds, including eight on the offensive glass. Amayawood added eight boards.

Next for Menlo is the annual Bud Presley Classic on Nov. 27 and 28 inside Haynes-Prim Pavilion.

— Menlo Athletics

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