NHTI ends with a win

By: Mike Whaley

RICHMOND, Va. — The NHTI men’s basketball team closed out the 2023-24 season with a victory, coming from behind to beat Villa Maria, 95-85, in the consolation round of the USCAA Division II national tournament on Tuesday.

The Lynx (21-5) trailed 36-34 at the half, but pulled ahead in the final 20 minutes to claim the win as five players reached double figures. Joseph Cantey led the way with 22 points, while Terrian Wester added 17 points and 17 boards. Dahsan King scored 19 points off the bench, including 7 of 7 from the foul line. Dontavious Elder had 11 points and five rebounds, and Rahsheen Caulk Jr. notched 10 points, making 8 of 10 free throws. NHTI shot 22 of 27 from the foul line as a team. Juston Johnson led Villa Maria with 17 points.