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TIGERS HEAD TO SHENANDOAH FOR SATURDAY BOUT
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will hit the road for a two-game stretch that will start in Winchester as the Tigers get set to face the Hornets of Shenandoah University of Saturday afternoon. The team will then travel to Lynchburg on Wednesday night before returning home to host the Emory & Henry Wasps. Saturday will mark the first of two meetings between Hampden-Sydney and Shenandoah, who both stand at 1-2 in conference play. They will meet in Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, January 27. These two met twice last season, with Shenandoah taking a 69-64 win in Shingleton Gymnasium and the Tigers returning the favor in the first round of the 2017 ODAC Tournament with a 75-64 home victory. Both teams are looking to snap three-game losing streaks while improving to an even 2-2 in conference.
Hampden-Sydney comes into the season picked eighth in the ODAC Preseason Poll. Last season, the Tigers finished the year 11-16 overall and 6-10 in the ODAC while reaching the conference quarterfinals. This season, the Tigers return eight players from last year's team while adding eight new faces.
Through 12 games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with four players averaging at least 11 points-per-game. Sophomore Kevin Quinn lead the way with 13.3 points-per-game while Malik Crute is adding 13.0. Both are shooting the ball well, as Crute connects on 47.4% of his field goals and 50.0% of his threes, and Quinn is shooting 42.3% from the floor and 36.9% from beyond the arc. Senior big men Nick Chase and Hunter Kuehn round out the top four with 11.3 and 11.1 points-per-game, respectively.
As a team, the Tigers score 72.9 points-per-game and shoot 43.7 percent from the floor, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 70.1 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 33.7 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.5 assists-per-game to 16.3 turnovers.
Tenth year head coach Dee Vick returns to helm after guiding the Tigers to the ODAC Quarterfinals last season.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TIGERS
Hampden-Sydney fell 81-54 to Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday evening. The Tigers scored the first four points of the game, but the Marlins jumped out to a 42-20 halftime lead and did not let up.
Brendan McHale dished out a game-high six assists.
Virginia Wesleyan had 14 players in the scoring column, including a team-leading 14 points from Corey White, Jr.
The Marlins dominated the boards with 47 rebounds to the Tigers' 31, but the turnover battle was narrow with Virginia Wesleyan having 19 to the Tigers' 20.
As a team, the Tigers shot 17-of-54 (.315) from the floor, 5-of-24 (.208) from three, and 15-of-22 (.682) from the foul line.
Virginia Wesleyan was 31-of-63 (.492) from the floor, 10-of-27 (.370) from deep, and 9-of-19 (.474) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME OUT FOR SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah lost its third straight game while falling to 1-2 in conference play after an 80-66 loss to Randolph-Macon. Shenandoah held it to a one possession game through 20 minutes, trailing 40-37 at the half, but the Yellow Jackets proved to be too much after intermission.
Kwa McDonald and Jonah Meredith led the way with 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Aaron Patterson added ten points off the bench.
Randolph-Macon's Montese Adams led all scorers with 19 points.
As a team, the Hornets shot 26-of-68 (.382) from the floor, 7-of-23 (.304) from three, and 7-of-9 (.778) from the foul line.
Randolph-Macon was 30-of-65 (.462) from the floor, 9-of-33 (.273) from deep, and 11-of-17 (.647) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME THEY MET
JaVonte Reddick and Jake Duncan led the way with 20 and 14 points, respectively. They also combined to snare 13 rebounds while Duncan added six assists.
Shenandoah was led by Malcolm Clark's game-high 26 points. Kwa McDonald and Jonah Meredith add 18 and 11, respectively.
As a team, the Tigers shot 26-of-53 (.491) from the floor, 6-of-24 (.250) from three, and 17-of-22 (.773) from the foul line.
Shenandoah was 21-of-52 (.404) from the floor, 9-of-21 (.429) from deep, and 13-of-17 (.765) from the free throw line.