The Cold Hearts got back in the win column with a huge 83-73 victory over the YNG Dreamerz on Friday night at OTE Arena in front of a sold out crowd.
Rob Dillingham had one of his best nights as a Cold Heart finishing with 16 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and five assists. Somto Cyril was a beast on the boards with a career high 16 rebounds and also having 13 points. The five starters for the Cold Hearts all finished in double figures.
The YNG Dreamerz found themselves in a hole early struggling on offense, but came to life in the third quarter. After the Cold Hearts responded to a couple of mini runs by the Dreamerz, the Dreamerz finally got over the hump and tied things up towards the end of the third at 57.
The Cold Hearts came right back and started the fourth on an 11-2 run. The Dreamerz tried to fight back, but the Cold Hearts stayed together and closed them out to get the big win.
Kanaan Carlyle led the team with 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Jazian Gortman finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The loss by the Dreamerz gave the City Reapers the one seed in the playoffs, but the Reapers didn’t show any signs of relaxing against the Holy Rams in the second game of the night.
They outscored the Holy Rams by double figures in every single quarter and ended up breaking the single-game scoring record at OTE with 124 points.
Eli Ellis stayed hot from outside going 7-8 to finish with 21 points. Ausar Thompson was right behind him with 17 points and had a career high 12 assists to go along with eight rebounds. Bryson Tiller posted 15 points and Amen Thompson had 13 points.
The City Reapers had two of their top three scoring quarters of the season scoring 37 in the third and 35 in the first.
There is one more game at OTE Arena this weekend as the Cold Hearts will look to win two in a row as they host Word of God at 7 p.m. on Saturday.