In a game of runs, Acalanes had the last laugh. The Dons outscored College Park 11-3 in the final 3 mins of the game behind Cooper Edelman and JB Frolich, to break a 31-31 tie and go on to win 42-34. The Dons are now 3-1 in league play.
It was a close and low scoring game throughout, with the Dons going on a 7-0 run in the 2nd quarter to take a 19-15 lead into halftime.
In happy news, Conor Hession returned to action for the first time since his ankle injury in the second game of the season, and enjoyed a rousing ovation from the Acalanes side of the bleachers.
The Dons seemed to be in control in the 3rd quarter when Joe Reidenbach went down hard on his knee and had to leave the game. College Park moved into an aggressive half court trap, causing multiple Acalanes turnovers, and scored 9 straight to get within 3 points late in the 3rd quarter. It was back and forth in the 4th until the Dons showed clutch play to run away in the final few mins.
Cooper Edelman led the Dons with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaden McClane added 7 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Reidenbach pulled down another 10 rebounds. Liam Krackeler had 5 points and 7 rebounds, while Trevor Carillo grabbed 7 more boards himself.