The third quarter proved crucial. Led by Brian DeMonte, the Northstars bulldozed through the Bulldogs’ defenses, outscoring them 22-13 to move out in front. And it would hang on through a wild fourth quarter that featured 52 total points, C-NS getting 23 of them to win.
DeMonte set a new career mark with 21 points, but the production was nicely spread around. Deshawn Stevens came off the bench, matching Xavier Brown with 10 points, while Vince Mallaro and Troy McIntyre stepped up, too, with nine points apiece. Mike Lumia added six points.
Nottingham lost despite 29 points from Tyquan Rolon. Despite the work of Rolon, Henry Sullivan (15 points), Jaquan Adams (12 points) and Josh Ivey (11 points), the Bulldogs did not have the same depth as C-NS, only getting baskets from six players as all nine of the Northstars’ players that saw action got at least one point.