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Richmond defeats Yale in OT, 58-53

By Joseph Hayes

YALE — When they needed big plays, someone always seemed to find a way to step up.

Whether that was Daveyon Henderson in the first quarter, changing the course of the game with a surge of key plays.

Or the team defense in overtime providing necessary defensive stands, Richmond always seemed to be able to come up with the play it needed most Friday to escape with a win.

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By the end of another long night, it all was enough for a 58-53 overtime Blue Water Area Conference victory over Yale.

Henderson led the way for Yale with a game-high 20 points and Justin Schweiger added 17 points.

Matt McClelland paced Yale with 18 points for Yale and Will Falls added 10 points and Paul Donnellon scored nine.

“It all starts in practice,” Henderson said after the game. “I thought we did some really good things tonight.”

Richmond led 15-11 after the first quarter after trailing early. They continued to lead 29-18 at halftime, behind a barrage of key plays from Henderson.

Richmond led by as much as 41-29 in the second half before Yale began cutting into the lead and eventually force overtime.

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