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Toyaz Solomon
Toyaz Solomon was named Region Player of the Year.
photo courtesy of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Athletics

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Come From Behind in Win Against Spartanburg Methodist

Caldwell battle back from an 11-point half time deficit to defeat Spartanburg Methodist 56-54 Wednesday night in Hudson.

Caleb Mauldin’s basket with 14:50 left in the second half capped a 11-2 run that brought the Cobras within two points at 39-37. Pharrell Boyogueno’s three-pointer with 11:37 remaining gave Caldwell a 44-42 lead, their first since the 16:50 mark of the first half. Caldwell led 53-48 with 2:14 remaining when Spartanburg Methodist’s Daniel Mayfield connected on a three-pointer to cut the Cobra advantage to 53-51. Mayfield followed with another basket with 1:44 remaining to tie the game at 53.

Spartanburg Methodist had a chance to take the lead with under 30 seconds remaining, but Caldwell’s Boyogueno snagged a rebound off of a missed Pioneer shot and was fouled. Boyogueno hit his two ensuing free-throws to make the score 55-53. The Cobras defense would force another miss by the Pioneers with four seconds remaining. Toyaz Solomon was fouled on the rebound and made one of two free-throws, giving Caldwell a 56-53 advantage. Caldwell opted to foul, sending Spartanburg Methodist’s Shawn Wilson to the line with 2.1 seconds remaining. Wilson made the first foul shot, but intentionally missed the second shot. Caldwell’s Toyaz Soloman grabbed the rebound to preserve the Cobras 56-54 victory.

Solomon was the only Cobra to score in double figures, but he lead all scorers with 21 points, Boyogueno and Brandon Morgan each had seven points, Mauldin and Marcus Metcalf both had five points. Jakari Dula and Jalen Miller each had three points, Linwood Grandy and Ja’ Mais Werts both had two points and RJ Black had one point.
Caldwell improves to 16-2 overall, 4-0 in Region 10, Division 1 play. The Cobras host Richard Bland Friday at 6pm.