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Buffalo State Prevails in 95-86 Shootout

Kevin Quinn
Kevin Quinn

Buffalo State opened the Luck Stone Holiday Classic with a 95-86 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Bengals will meet Bridgewater tomorrow at noon for the championship as the Eagles defeated Johnson & Wales 68-55. 

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Points were not at a premium in today's contest with each team scoring 40+ in both halves
  • The Bengals registered the first eight points of the contest, but a 16-3 spurt from H-SC put the Tigers ahead 16-11 after 5 minutes.
  • Hampden-Sydney pushed the lead out to seven, 23-16, with 10:46 to play, but Buffalo State scored eight straight to regain the lead, 24-23, at 7:18
  • The teams traded the lead a few times the rest of the half, and a Brendan McHale three pointer just before the buzzer knotted the game at 41-41 going into intermission
  • The Bengals wrestled controlled of the contest in the second half's opening minutes, darting out to a 53-46 lead at 17:38
  • They maintained the advantage on the scoreboard for most the next 9:26 of play until a Kevin Quinn triple at the 8:12 mark tied the game at 73-73, then Raheem Anthony followed with a layup off an offensive rebound to put the Tigers back in front with seven minutes remaining
  • Sir.Quintin Campbell would tie the game at 5:48, then five consecutive points from Bryan Harrell pushed the Bengal advantage to five with 4:29 to play
  • Following a Nick Chase three pointer at 3:53 that made it a two-point contest, Campbell responded with four of his own to move the Bengals ahead by six at 2:28
  • Malik Crute halved the deficit on the next possession with a three pointer, but the Tigers would manage just five points the rest of the game as Buffalo State pulled away for the victory

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Kevin Quinn scored a career-high 29 points behind 6-11 three point shooting and a 10-for-17 overall performance
  • Hunter Kuehn double doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks
  • Malik Crute contributed 12 points, four assists, and two steals
  • Nick Chase added 12 points, six boards, and two blocks
  • Brendan McHale handed out a game-high nine assists to go with seven rebounds
  • Raheem Anthony tallied 10 points off the bench

FOR THE FOES

  • Sir.Quintin Campbell notched a double double with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and three steals
  • Mike Henry poured in 14 points, seven caroms, four assists, and two thefts
  • Bryan Harrell chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds
  • Malik Turner tallied 18 points with five helpers
  • Sheldon Adams tacked on 20 points, five boards, and three assists

STATS OF THE GAME

  • Buffalo State shot 49.3% for the game compared to a 46.4% mark for Hampden-Sydney
  • The Tigers converted 13 of their 24 three points attempts while the Bengals went 8-24
  • Buffalo offset the deficit from three point range by converting at the foul line. They shot 19-24 while H-SC struggled, going 9-17
  • The Bengals were +8 on the glass and held a 48-36 advantage in points in the paint.

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney will play at approximately 2 pm tomorrow vs. Johnson & Wales in the Luck Stone Holiday Classic consolation game.
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