#16 Randolph-Macon Pulls Away in Second Half

Justin Reid
Justin Reid

Randolph-Macon led by just five at the half, 38-33, against Hampden-Sydney Basketball but pulled away for a 92-71 win on Wednesday night. 

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Randolph-Macon scored the first 10 points of the game in less than two minutes and led 17-2 after five minutes of play
  • Chaise Johnson proceeded to will the Tigers back into the game as he went on a personal 13-3 run to trim the deficit down to just five, 20-15, at 12:15
  • The Tiger defense locked in and other players got involved offensively, and H-SC trimmed the deficit down to 22-20 at 9:13
  • Randolph-Macon would lead for the rest of the half but by no more than seven at any point with the Tigers going into halftime trailing 38-33
  • The Yellow Jackets opened the second half scoring 12 of the first 16 points to jump ahead 50-37 at 16:29. They would lead by double digits the remainder of the game.

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Justin Reid contributed 14 points with three boards
  • Chaise Johnson scored a team-high 14 points to go with three rebounds and three assists
  • Jake Hahn recorded 13 points and added a team-high four assists off the bench

FOR THE FOES

  • Corey Bays poured in a game-high 24 points along with five rebounds and two steals
  • Buzz Anthony added 15 points and five assists
  • Grayson Midulla chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds

STATS OF THE GAME

  • Despite H-SC only having two more turnovers (15-13), R-MC led 31-16 in points off turnovers
  • Randolph-Macon shot 52.4% compared to a 47.1% mark for Hampden-Sydney
  • The Yellow Jackets were 10-27 (37%) from three range compared to a 3-13 (23.1%) mark for the Tigers
  • R-MC was +10 on the glass, 40-30, and +10 in points in the paint, 44-34

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney hosts Ferrum College on Sunday at 2 pm, marking the return to H-SC for former H-SC assistant coach Tyler Sanborn, who is the head coach for the Panthers
  • With the forecast for heavy snowfall in Virginia on Sunday, stay tuned to HSCathletics.com and @HSCathletics on social media for potential schedule changes or postponements