The Cable brothers from West York put on a basketball show on Sunday at Elizabethtown College.
Ben Cable's buzzer-beating jumper from the left elbow gave the host Blue Jays a 66-64 win over Susquehanna at Thompson Gymnasium.
One of the Jays' more heavily-relied-upon scoring options, Ben Cable went to the locker room with four points on 2-of-4 shooting. His team still maintained a 27-26 lead, however. In the second half, everything changed. Ben Cable erupted for 17 points, knocking down shots all over the court. He finished with 21 points, matching his younger brother, Luke Cable of Susquehanna, for game-high honors. That was a career-high output for Luke Cable, who finished 8-for-17 from the floor. Ben Cable was 8-for-13 from the floor.
Susquehanna trailed by two after Phil Wenger hit 1-of-2 at the foul line with 20 seconds left. Crusader guard Jake Eskin then forced his way into the paint on SU's final offensive possession and dropped in two points to tie the game with eight seconds to go.
Ben Cable took the ball the length of the court and pulled up at the left elbow where he tried to initiate contact with SU's Mark Kukoda. The bump didn't draw a whistle, but the ball found the square on the backboard and banked in as time expired for an exhilarating first win this season by the Blue and Gray.
Both Elizabethtown and Susquehanna are 1-3 on the season.
Ben Cable is a 6-foot, 2-inch senior guard. He's averaging 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
Luke Cable is a 5-9 freshman guard. He's averaging 9.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.