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Virginia Wesleyan Outpaces Basketball

Nick Chase
Nick Chase

Virginia Wesleyan University defeated Hampden-Sydney Basketball 81-54 on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Marlins started out cold from the field, and H-SC led 4-0 after three minutes, but the Tigers were unable to seize control of the contest.
  • Virginia Wesleyan took the lead a few minutes later, and H-SC briefly led again at 9-8 at 13:33, but the Marlins used an 11-0 run to go ahead by 10 with 10:56 left in the first half
  • VWU continued to build the lead from there and went into halftime up 42-20
  • The Tigers played better to open the second half and trimmed the deficit down to 13, 53-40, at 12:33, but VWU turned a Tiger turnover and missed jumper into consecutive Keijon Honore and would lead the rest of the way 

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Nick Chase scored a game-high 15 points along with five rebounds
  • Kevin Quinn chipped in with 11 points and two steals
  • Malik Crute tallied nine points, six rebounds, and three steals

FOR THE FOES

  • Corey White led the Marlins with 14 points, five rebounds, and two steals
  • Percy Burt contributed 12 points, six boards, and three steals
  • Lamont Steward posted nine points and a game-best eight rebounds

STATS OF THE GAME

  • VWU shot 49.2% for the game compared to 31.% for H-SC
  • The Marlins went 10-27 beyond the arc while the Tigers were 5-24
  • Virginia Wesleyan held advantages in rebounding (47-31), second chance points (13-2), points in the paint (30-20), and bench points (33-15)

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney heads north on Saturday to Winchester to play at Shenandoah University at 2 pm
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