Port pulls record even at one on fast-break running, precision passing, and timely shooting to overtake Huntington, 59-38. Quentin Dumpson led the Port attack with 23 points off jumpers and put-backs. The Vikings showed more efficiency with their ball movement and were careful not to over-dribble as they moved the ball up and down the court with great alacrity and finesse. After Huntington got off to a fast start, Port displayed maturity by maintaining composure and outrunning the Blue Devils.
Huntington began the game with a flash of sharp play-making in their half-court offense as they executed high percentage field goals for their big guns. They punished the boards on defense as they limited Port to one shot attempt on each of their turns toward the rim. The game looked as if it was in Huntington's hands after the first quarter with their big men Bell and McCoy getting penetration and coverting difficult shots. They led 15-8 as the first quarter buzzer sounded, but Port managed to turn up the pressure as the game progressed.
The Vikings executed tough interior passes which allowed them to get to the foul line. Unfortunately for Port, they were unable to capitalize as they shot under 50 percent from the free throw line. Quentin Dumpson made up for some poor foul shooting by hitting the 12-foot jumper to keep the Vikings within striking distance. Port quickened the pace of their transition game which held Huntington to one shot per possession. Dumpson's first free throw tied the game at 23 as the clubs headed into the locker rooms for the half.
Dumpson, Erik Mandelkern, and Ray Ross paved the way for a Viking explosion in the second half that saw them outscore the Huntington Club by 21 points. With deft circuitous passing routes and a smothering defense off the boards, the Blue Devils appeared to be roaming the court and scratching their heads looking for an answer. A cool half-court offense showcased pick and rolls for Ross and Dumpson. Quick outlet passes allowed the Vikings to bet the full-court press and control the tempo of the game. Port strolled from there on in, 59-38.