Songster's 38 points not enough, as No. 18 Emory wins on last-second shot in OT

Songster's 38 points not enough, as No. 18 Emory wins on last-second shot in OT

Maryville College's Calvin Songster records a career-high 38 points, but a last-second Emory shot in overtime would give the No. 18 Emory University Eagles a 96-93 victory in the opening round of the Emory Classic.

The Scots trailed by as many as 19 in the first half of the game, before Maryville was able to chip away at the Eagles' lead.

They cut the led to just nine at the break, 43-34, before tying it just before the end of regulation.

With just two ticks left, Dante Hoppa buried a trey from Kaleb Estes to force overtime, 80-all.

Emory jumped out to an 88-82 lead in the

Maryville's Joshua Brooks deposited a driving lay-in down the right side of the lane with just eight seconds left in overtime to complete the comeback with a 93-93 score.

However, Romin Williams would take the ball just past mid-court. A jump stop and head fake pulled the defender away, as Williams took the win with a long trey, 96-93.

Songster finished the contest with a career high 38 points, as he added four assists, two rebounds and two steals. The senior went 7-of-11 from beyond the arc, as he broke his previous career high by 11 points.

Songster scored 27 points in a Dec. 30, 2016 win over Hendrix.

Before Saturday's game, Emory Head Coach Jason Zimmerman honored Maryville Head Coach with gifts in honor of Lambert's 39th and final season.

Maryville (0-3) was led by Songster's effort, as Hoppa added 18 points and four boards. Brooks had 17 points off the bench, as he added five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block for the Scots. Estes had seven points, while Emier Bowman added six points and a team-high seven rebounds.

J.R. Sanders had three points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals, while J.P. McGhee added six rebounds and two points. Trevor Gaines-Perry had two points and a rebound for Maryville.

The Scots outshot Emory with a 47.3 percent (35-of-74) effort, as they had 12 treys at a 41.4 percent clip.

Emory (3-0) went 37-of-79 (46.8 percent) from the floor, as they had 11 3-pointers at a 34.4 percent rate. The Eagles outrebounded Maryville, 48-35, as they scored 50 points in the paint.

Emory saw five players scored in double figures, as they amassed 22 second-chance points. Williams' game-winner highlighted a 26-point effort, as he added five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Matt Davet had 19 points off the bench to go with nine rebounds, as both Matthew Schner and Lawrence Fowler matched his rebound totals. Schner and Gebereal Baitey had 13 points each, as Rowley added 10.

Maryville College will look next to Oglethorpe University, as they close out the Emory Classic. Tip against the Stormy Petrels at Emory University is slated for 4 p.m.