Kamga buzzer-beater gets High Point past Valparaiso, 55-53
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Kamga hit a jumper with a second left to give High Point a 55-53 win at Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
The Panthers bounced back from a 70-69 loss at Eastern Kentucky on a last-second 3-pointer Saturday.
Valparaiso (5-4) rallied from a seven-point deficit with under three minutes left. Bakari Evelyn knocked down a jumper and Javon Freeman scored at the basket with 1:24 left to get Crusaders within three and Ryan Fazekas hit a 3-pointer with :19 left to tie the game at 53-53.
Jahaad Proctor led the Panthers (4-5) with 19 points and Kamga added another 16. High Point shot 24 of 56 from the floor (42.9 percent), but was just 2 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Derrik Smits scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Valparaiso, which shot 18 of 55 from the field (32.7 percent), including 3 of 22 from distance.