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VIDEO: New London wins in OT; second ECC game suspended due to wet floor

By Chuck Banning

Publication: theday.com

Published February 27. 2013 7:00PM   Updated February 27. 2013 11:19PM
Tim Martin/The Day
Sam Miranda, top, of New London dives for a loose ball going over Woodstock's Chris Lowry during the first half of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

De'Vonta Robinson's steal and driving lay-up with 14 seconds left in overtime gave third-seeded New London a wild 78-76 victory over No. 2 Woodstock Academy in the first ECC basketball tournament semifinal game at St. Bernard on Wednesday night.

The second game between top-seeded Ledyard and No. 5 Norwich Free Academy was suspended midway through the first quarter (the game was tied 2-2) due to a wet floor.

Officials at St. Bernard wet-mopped the court between games, but with a large crowd and a hot gymnasium, the court never dried and was too slick to continue. It will be resumed at 5 p.m. Thursday and theday.com will stream it live.

The Whalers, who lost twice to Woodstock during the regular season, overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and forced overtime on a basket by Keith Porter with four seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 69-69. Porter finished with 30 points to lead New London, which will be making its 10th straight trip to the title game, while DeAnte Bruton added 27, including 14 in the third quarter when the Whalers mounted their comeback.

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