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Tigers Close Strong to Defeat Shenandoah on the Road

Chaise Johnson
Chaise Johnson

Hampden-Sydney Basketball made seven of their eight free throw attempts in the final minute to come away from Winchester, VA with an 89-75 ODAC win over Shenandoah University Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 89, Shenandoah 75
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 4-2, 1-1 ODAC; Shenandoah 2-4, 0-2 ODAC
  • Location: Winchester, VA – Wilkins Center

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With the Tigers trailing 6-5 after 2:06 of play, the Tigers recorded the next nine points and 15 of 17 to lead 20-8 at 13:59 after a Malik Crute three pointer
  • Shenandoah bounced back and trimmed the deficit to 22-18 at 10:55, but the Tigers went on another big run, this time 12-1, to lead 34-19 following a Brendan McHale three pointer at 7:01
  • The Hornets trimmed the deficit to six, 39-33, at 1:32 but H-SC ended the half with a Chaise Johnson three pointer followed by a Kevin Quinn free throw to go into halftime ahead 43-33
  • Shenandoah took it to the Tigers to open the second half as H-SC struggled to make shots and protect the ball.
  • After 6:31 of second half play, the Hornets shaved all but two points off their halftime deficit to trail 51-49 at 13:29
  • Still ahead by only two after eight minutes, H-SC went on a 7-0 run in over 72 seconds to jump back ahead by nine after a Justin Reid layup with 10:30 to play
  • The Hornets battled back to within five, 65-60, at 4:45, but the Tigers responded with another big run of 10-2 as layups from Warren Zager and Jake Hahn and triples from Drew Scott and Chaise Johnson delivered the final punch to put H-SC ahead 75-62 with 3:07 left on the clock as Shenandoah trailed by at least nine the rest of the way

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Chaise Johnson scored a game-high 22 points on only nine shots as he shot 6-9 overall, 2-4 from three, and 8-8 on free throws
  • Warren Zager stuffed the box score with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals
  • Jake Hahn came off the bench to contribute 13 points in 15. Minutes, converting six of eight field goal attempts
  • Brendan McHale posted nine points, eight rebounds, and four assists as he went a perfect 3-3 from the field and 2-2 from three range
  • Drew Scott connected on three shots from beyond the arc to go with four boards
  • Kevin Quinn added nine points and three caroms

FOR THE FOES

  • Alan Dabney led Shenandoah with 21 points to go with five rebounds
  • Jaylen Williams tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals
  • Christopher Chaney double-doubled with 17 points and 10 boards
  • Jalyn Jarrett shot just 1-11 but added seven assists and five steals

STATS OF THE GAME

  • While the Tigers committed 22 turnovers, they compensated for the lack of ball security with sizzling shooting percentages of 56.9% overall, 52.4% from three with 11 makes, and a 20-26 performance on the charity stripe
  • The Hornets committed only nine turnovers but the H-SC defense put the clamps on with strong shot defense, limiting SU to 35.6% from the floor and 29.7% from three with 11 makes. The Hornets also went just 12-20 on the foul line
  • H-SC won the rebounding battle 45-32

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney hosts #17 Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday at 7 pm for V Foundation Cancer Research Night as well as the Jaycees Farmville Holiday Toy Drive.
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