Legend Looses Second Straight
For the second straight night the Dodge City Legend lost a heart-stopper on the road, falling to the Long Island PrimeTime, 98-96 in overtime.


Alfred Neale drives past a Long Island defender to score.
After a slow start, lackluster shooting would plague the Legend in a ragged game that saw both teams turn the ball over with regularity. Dodge City led 18-15 after the first quarter, but the second stanza picked up dramatically, with the PrimeTime taking a 47-46 lead into the break.

In the third quarter the Legend started to establish their inside game, but Long Island stayed close, hitting a shot a the buzzer to make the score 72-67 Legend at the end of the third.

Dodge City was able to build their lead to 10 points in the final quarter, but were unable to close out the suddenly hot-shooting PrimeTime. Long Island tied the score at 90 on a three-point play with six seconds remaining in regulation. The Legend got off two shots before the buzzer, but they didn't go in.

In the overtime period Dodge City again went to their inside game, but the officials swallowed their whistles, and the Legend were unable to convert several good opportunities.

With time running out, and the score tied at 96, the PrimeTime grabbed a loose ball and scored what would be the game-winning basket on a seemingly obvious offensive goaltend. The Legend had one more chance, with two seconds remaining, but a half-court shot would not fall.

Dodge City was led in scoring by newcomer Eric Chatfield's 18 points, while James Reeves added 16. Chatfield joined the team Wednesday, but did not play against NEPA.

The Legend's road trip continues Saturday in Allentown, PA, where they will face the ValleyDawgs.