Allen Men's basketball suffered their first loss of the season in Sedalia, MO to State Fair Community College in overtime (final score 111-105). The game was tight the entire way. There was a total of 12 lead changes and 14 ties in the game. Allen scored 6 more field goals than State Fair, but State Fair went 39-48 from the free throw line, to Allen's 20-23 from the line. In the first half Allen went 13-16 from the free throw line, to State Fair's 9 of 15.
Jermaine Long led the Red Devils in scoring with 29 points. DaRon Mims had his best game of the season with 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Darnell Jones-Bowie scored 15, all in the second half because of early foul trouble. Quentin Blaue scored 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting.
In the final 12 seconds of regulation the Red Devils trailed by 3, but Quentin Blaue made a 3 pointer with 4 seconds left to force OT. Allen battled all night and gave great effort against a very good State Fair team. Allen will play their last game of the Classic Saturday at 3:00 PM against Moberly Area Community College.