Gallaudet Bison Invade Fleet Gymnasium
The Tigers hope to get their Thanksgiving feast started a day early as the Gallaudet University Bison come to Hampden-Sydney on Thanksgiving Eve at 6 pm. Gallaudet was founded in 1864 as the first school in the world for the advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing and remains the only higher education institution in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.
Hampden-Sydney has gotten off to a 1-1 start despite being without the services of Third-Team All-ODAC player Malik Crute. The Tigers pulled off a 68-64 road win at Averett as they erased a halftime deficit but fell to hot shooting William Peace on Sunday.
Kevin Quinn leads H-SC in scoring at 15.5 a game with a season-high of 18 at Averett. He also leads the squad in three pointers made with six. Chaise Johnson checks in at 12.5 points and 3.5 assists after scoring 16 against William Peace. Jake Hahn has contributed 11.5 points in just 15.5 minutes an outing while shooting 60% from the field. He chipped in with a season and team-high 17 points on Sunday vs. William Peace.
Freshman Warren Zager leads the team in rebounding at 5.0 a contest and is also scoring 7.0 points in 29.0 minutes a game. Brendan McHale is handing out a team-best 4.0 assists per game while playing in 14.5 minutes.
Looking at Gallaudet
Gallaudet comes into the game with an 0-4 record, losing three of the four games each by at least 18 points. The other loss was an 81-80 decision vs. Immaculata. They dropped their previous contest 96-69 at home to Catholic University. The Bison are scoring just 66.8 points an outing while allowing 89.0.
Noah Valencia leads the way at 18.0 points but if shooting just 35.1% overall. However, of his 14.2 field goal attempts per game, 11 are from beyond the arc where he is shooting 34.1%. Corey Smith checks in at 10.8 points on 34.9% shooting and a team-high 6.8 turnovers. Cody Grace paces the team in rebounds with 8.0 while Jamal Garner is not far behind at 7.5
Last Time Out for the Tigers
William Peace used an 18-2 run spanning the two halves to catapult themselves to a 96-71 win in Fleet Gymnasium on Sunday.
The Pacers erupted from three to start the game as Mikal Gaylord used dribble penetration to draw in the defense then kicked it out for an open man beyond the arc as they converted four of the first five attempts to lead 14-9 at 16:22.
WPU led 19-14 at 14:18, but Jake Hahn scored six straight to give the Tigers a brief 20-19 lead at 11:43. The lead would trade hands several times throughout the remainder of the half. With the Tigers on top 35-33 at 3:43, the Pacers closed out the half on a 10-0 run, including a putback layup just before the halftime buzzer, to go into intermission ahead 43-35.
William Peace rode their momentum into the second half as they scored eight of the first 10 points and 17 of the first 22 to go up 20, 60-40, with 13:37 to play. They would lead by at least 15 for the rest of the way.
Jake Hahn scored 17 points in just 16 minutes of action as he went 6-9 from the floor and 5-7 on free throws. Chaise Johnson tallied 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 22 minutes. He shot 6-10 overall. Kevin Quinn chipped in with 13 points.
Smith Gupton led one of five double-digit scorers for the Pacers with 19. Maurice Canady, Donolly Tyrell Jr., and Trey Bryant each contributed 10 points. Bryant also reeled in 10 defensive rebounds for a double-double. John Ingram scored 15 points, and Mikal Gaylord handed out 11 assists.
William Peace shot 50% for the game and limited Hampden-Sydney to a 38.8% mark. The Pacers made 12 three pointers and held the Tigers to five
WPU went 22-27 on free throws compared to a 14-19 mark for H-SC. William Peace was a +9 on the boards and led 18-4 in second chance points.
Last Time Out for the Bison
Gallaudet University stumbled against The Catholic University of America in the consolation game of the Battle of D.C. & Maryland Tournament as the Bison lost 96-69 to the Cardinals.
GU senior forward Jamal Garner led the team in rebounds (seven) and scored six points as he was selected to the all-tournament team. Catholic's Riley Hayes netted a game-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as he was picked to the all-tournament team.
The Bison had four scorers reach double figures as each player drained two 3-pointers. Noah Valencia led the way with 14 points followed by Trace Martin with 13. Corey Smith and Dylan Sicoli netted 10 points each.
Catholic led from start-to-finish and took a 46-26 lead into halftime and led comfortably in the second half.
In addition to Hayes, the Cardinals had three other players score 16 or more points including Jimmy Golaszewski (18), Andre Mitchell (17) and Bryan Easton (16).
The Bison received 22 points from their bench. Gallaudet blocked four shots, and Steve Valencia-Biskupiak led the team with two blocks. Valencia-Biskupiak added seven points, six assists, three assists, and two steals.
Catholic held a 44-34 advantage in rebounds. The Cardinals scored 46 points in the paint. GU scored 15 points off 12 Catholic turnovers.
Last Time They Met
Hampden-Sydney defeated Gallaudet 105-65 on November 21, 1997, in the first day of action in the Wal-Mart Tip-Off Tournament. No additional information is currently available.