Albany, NY (11/13/22) The Dominican University New York men’s basketball team made a late comeback to edge College of St. Rose 87-86.

The Chargers improve to 2-0 on aggregate after picking up the win on Day 2 of the Saint Rose Tip-Off Tournament.

Wahad Johnson (Brooklyn, NY) led the way for the Chargers with 28 points including five three-pointers. Joseph Merrill (Derry, NH) finished with 15 points, including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

justin copman (Cumberland, Md.) added 10 points and eight boards while Joshua Serrano (Amityville, NY) finished with nine points and Isaiah Honis (Bridgewater, NJ) added eight points.

The Golden Knights were led by Shane O’Dell who recorded a double-double on 22 points and 10 rebounds. Matt Constant added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists while Keegan Zoller finished with 17 points.

The Chargers finished the game shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 58.6 percent from three-point range.

The Chargers trailed 80-62 late in the second period and came back on a 25-6 run for the win.

With 16 seconds remaining, the Chargers trailed 86-81 after two Saint Rose free throws. Wahad Johnson hit a three-pointer to cut the Golden Knights lead to 86-84.

With five seconds remaining, a missed Saint Rose free throw was rebounded by Brandt Round Shaft (Plainfield, NJ) and time is running out Joseph Merrill nailed the final three-point shot at the buzzer to lift Dominican over the Golden Knights.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, November 16 when they host Assumption University for their home opener at 7:30 p.m.

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