The Mansfield Mountaineers men’s basketball team faced off against Dominican University of New York in non-conference action on Monday night, resulting in a close 92-88 overtime victory for the Chargers. The Ali brothers combined for 48 points on the night, with Saraj Ali scoring a career-high 26 points and posting another double-double with ten rebounds. Idris Ali scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. Both Saraj and Idris Ali are Loyalsock graduates.
The game was evenly matched throughout, with both teams trading leads and coming back from deficits. When the half began, the Chargers held a slim 36-35 lead going into the final half, but Mansfield owned the momentum after they dominated the paint with 28. The Ali brothers combined for 19 points for the Mounties in the first half.
It was a tough battle to start the second, with six lead changes in the first five minutes, but the home team had a slight advantage of 52-48. Mansfield kept