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Tigers Hold Off Furious Gallaudet Rally to Win

Drew Scott
Drew Scott

Hampden-Sydney Basketball got Thanksgiving off to a positive start as they held off a big second-half rally by the Gallaudet University Bison to win 73-63. 

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tigers came out the gates white-hot from the field and especially beyond the arc
  • Drew Scott accounted for nine of the first 11 Tiger points as he went 3-3 from beyond to arc as H-SC led 11-5 at 16:18
  • The Tigers continued to pour it on from there as Kevin Quinn connected on three straight triples to push the advantage to 20-6 at 13:43 to force a Bison timeout
  • The timeout didn't do much to curtail the Tiger onslaught as they pushed the lead to a whopping 20 points, 28-8, just 10 minutes into the contest
  • H-SC would lead by 25, 40-15, at 6:21 but went cold from the field the rest of the half, scoring only seven points but limited Gallaudet to seven as well to lead 47-22 at halftime
  • Following a Justin Reid layup that put H-SC up 27, 51-24, two minutes into the second half, but over the next 11 minutes, the Tigers went bitterly cold shooting as they were outscored 25-4 to see the lead trimmed down to just six at 55-49 with 7:38 to play
  • Hampden-Sydney scored the next four points, but the Bison drained two consecutive three pointers to find themselves down just 59-55 at 3:43
  • Leading by five, 62-57, at the 3:11 mark, the Tigers went to work on both ends of the court, using a 9-2 run to put the game out of reach with a 12-point advantage with only 24 seconds left in the contest

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Warren Zager stuffed the box score with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals
  • Drew Scott scored a team-high 14 points as he shot 4-10 from three point range
  • Brendan McHale reeled in a team-high nine rebounds and also handed out five assists
  • Justin Reid contributed 12 points and four rebounds
  • Kevin Quinn chipped in with 10 points, three boards, and two steals
  • Jake Furrow chimed in with 10 points, four assists, and three steals.

FOR THE FOES

  • Corey Smith double-doubled with 14 points and 11 rebounds
  • Noah Valencia tallied 15 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals
  • Steve Valencia-Biskupiak added 16 points

STATS OF THE GAME

  • The Tigers shot a blistering 18-30 (60.0%) overall and 10-16 (62.5%) from three in the first half with only four turnovers compared to 8-28 (28.6%), 3-17 (17.6%), and 10 turnovers in the second half
  • Gallaudet was limited to a 9-27 (33.3%) mark in the first half and 2-12 (16.7%) from three but converted at 16-36 (44.4%) attempts in the second half and 4-12 (33.3%) beyond the arc
  • For the game, H-SC was 44.8% overall and 39.4% behind the line on 13 makes while Gallaudet went 39.7% overall and 25.0% with six made threes
  • The Tigers assisted on 22 of their 26 made field goals
  • Gallaudet led 36-16 in points in the paint while H-SC had a 26-7 advantage in bench points

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney heads to Salem, VA on Sunday for a 4:30 pm tip with Roanoke College in each team's ODAC opener.
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