HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Hampden-Sydney College basketball team is participating in the D3 Music City Classic this weekend, December 29-30, at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, located near Nashville. The Tigers (4-4) will play Mount Aloysius (Pa.) College (6-4) on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 12 p.m., before facing MacMurray (Ill.) College (3-6) on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. Both non-conference contests can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM, also available via tunein.com (Flo 95.7) and/or the TuneIn Radio app.
Hampden-Sydney vs. MacMurray (Ill.)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Series History: First Meeting
Scouting the Tigers
Hampden-Sydney is 4-4 overall and coached by 11th-year head coach Dee Vick '94, who has led the program to an overall record of 156-124 during his tenure. Vick is assisted by Chuck Thomas, T.J. Grimes '00 and Daniel Eacho. The Tigers have been led in scoring by junior guard Chaise Johnson/Richmond, who is averaging 13.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He is followed by junior guard/forward Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. (10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals), freshman forward Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. (9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals) and sophomore center/forward Jake Hahn/Ruckersville (9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds). Hahn ranks fifth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in field goal percentage (60.0%, 30-50). The Tigers are averaging 71.8 points per game, while allowing 76.0 points to opponents.
Hampden-Sydney Adds Two Newcomers
Hampden-Sydney has added two freshmen transfers to the program, including forward Morgan McKay/Banner Elk, N.C. and guard Tyler Thomas/Farmville. McKay is a transfer student-athlete from NCAA Division I Arkansas State University, and Thomas is a transfer student-athlete from ODAC member Guilford. McKay (6-8) played in one game for the Red Wolves (2.0 points), and Thomas (6-1) played in five games for the Quakers (1.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists). Tyler is the son of H-SC assistant coach Chuck Thomas.
Scouting the Mounties
Mount Aloysius is 6-4 overall and coached by Will Cabrera. The Mounties have been led in scoring by sophomore Julian Stover (15.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists) and freshman Carlos Palacios (13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds). Mount Aloysius averages 64.6 points, while yielding 65.1 points, and the Mounties are already 1-2 this season against ODAC opponents … defeating Shenandoah (88-70) while falling to both Bridgewater (63-53) and Eastern Mennonite (62-59). H-SC has also played Shenandoah, defeating the Hornets 89-75 on Dec. 1 in Winchester.
Scouting the Highlanders
MacMurray is 3-6 overall and coached by Todd Creal. The Highlanders have been led in scoring by sophomore Connor Vincent (14.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists), freshman Logan Dorethy (12.2 points, 4.3 rebounds), senior Wade Fox (11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists) and junior Drew Burwinkel (10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists). MacMurray averages 73.9 points, while allowing 80.4 points.
Hampden-Sydney is playing both Mount Aloysius and MacMurray for the first time in the sport of basketball.
Hampden-Sydney will play at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland on Wednesday, January 2, at 4:30 p.m., before playing at ODAC opponent Eastern Mennonite in Harrisonburg on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 4:30 p.m. The Tigers return home to host ODAC member Washington and Lee at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m.