continued WG quickly responded via another Henry basket, tying it 53-53, and setting up a final minute of missed chances capped by Smith's near-miss at the horn
The Wildcats started overtime quickest, going on a 3-1 run. Henninger standout Ahmad McKinney then took over, the senior scoring back-to-back hoops to give the hosts the lead (57-56) for good.
Any thoughts that WG had of coming back ended when Black Knights’ guard Keith Tyson II drained a long 3-pointer from the corner with 17 seconds left. McKinney added a pair of free throws to help seal it.
Allen paced the Wildcats with 19 points, even though he was shut out in the fourth quarter and OT. Henry and Smith scored 18 and 15 points, respectively.
McKinney led all scorers with 20 points. Chris Hicks came off the Henninger bench to score 14 points. Tyson had 13 points.
Both teams begin league Tuesday away from home. WG faces reigning Section III champion Utica Proctor, while Henninger takes on Central Square.