HARRISBURG -- The New York Wizards overcame a 10-point deficit with two minutes to play and assumed sole possession of first place in the Eastern Basketball Alliance's North Division with a 103-101 victory Sunday over the Harrisburg Horizon at Manny Weaver Gymnasium.
New York's pressing defense -- and Harrisburg's inability to make free throws --- fueled the Wizards' rally. Anthony Cox and Eric Ferguson each scored nine points in the final quarter; Cox finished with 23 points and Ferguson added 17 for New York (5-1).
The Horizon was a dismal 15-for-36 from the charity stripe.
Harrisburg (4-2) had a chance to tie the game with 8.3 second remaining, but Joel Perez's shot bounced off the rim as the final buzzer sounded.
Akeem Washington had a game-high 29 points for Harrisburg, which lost its first game of the season at home, while Dom Asbury had 28.
The Horizon was without leading-scorer Anthony Trautman (23.8 ppg.). Trautman is currently in Peru, trying out for professional basketball teams there.