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Hampden-Sydney Hosting Emory & Henry Saturday At 2 p.m.

Brendan McHale
Brendan McHale

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College will welcome Emory & Henry College for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball game on Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. in S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium.  The Tigers are 4-10 overall, 1-6 in the ODAC, while the Wasps are 11-6 overall, 4-4 in the ODAC.  The contest can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.

Hampden-Sydney (4-10, 1-6 ODAC)
vs. Emory & Henry (11-6, 4-4 ODAC) | GAME NOTES (PDF) | LIVE STATS | AUDIO | VIDEO
Location: S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium | Hampden-Sydney, Va.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.
Radio: Walker Carter (play-by-play)
Series History: H-SC leads 63-24

Scouting the Tigers
H-SC (4-10, 1-6) suffered a 73-59 road loss at conference member Randolph on Jan. 16.  Sophomore center/forward Jake Hahn/Ruckersville and freshman forward Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. led the Tigers with 11 points each.  H-SC is coached by 11th-year head coach Dee Vick '94, who has led the program to an overall record of 156-130 during his tenure, including 81-86 in the ODAC.  Vick is assisted by Chuck Thomas, T.J. Grimes and Daniel Eacho.       

H-SC has dropped eight consecutive contests, including three-straight ODAC games.  The Tigers have been led this season by junior guard Chaise Johnson/Richmond, who is averaging 11.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.  He is followed by junior guard/forward Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. (9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals), Warren Zager (9.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals), Jake Hahn (7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds) along with senior forward and team captain Justin Reid/Cary, N.C. (6.4 points, 2.8 rebounds).  H-SC is averaging 67.3 points per game, while allowing 77.3 points to opponents. 

Scouting the Wasps
E&H (11-6, 4-4) is coached by sixth-year head coach David Willson.  David is a 2004 graduate of H-SC and was a three-year letter winner for the Tigers.  The Wasps have won two-straight games, including a 76-56 league home win past Roanoke on Jan. 16.  E&H has been led by junior guard Daniel Spencer (16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 steals), sophomore guard Tharon Suggs (16.4 points, 3.6 rebounds), along with senior guard Jarris Hendricks (12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds).  The Wasps are averaging 76.8 points, while yielding 71.9 points.

Series History
H-SC and E&H are playing for the 88th time in the sport of basketball, and the Tigers lead the series at 63-24.  The Wasps, however, have won the last three games played between the two programs, including last season by a score of 86-75 on Jan. 13, 2018 in Fleet Gymnasium.

Common Opponents
H-SC and E&H have six common opponents thus far this season, including five ODAC members: Eastern Mennonite, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, Shenandoah and Washington and Lee, as well as non-conference opponent William Peace (N.C.).  The Tigers are 1-5 against these schools, including a road win at SU (89-75), and setbacks to EMU (A, 65-49), R-MC (H, 92-71), RC (A, 93-48), W&L (H, 91-65) and WPU (H, 96-71).  The Wasps are 4-2, including wins against EMU (H, 75-60), RC (H, 76-56), SU (H, 97-69) and WPU (H, 79-74), along with losses to R-MC (A, 79-68) and W&L (A, 91-77). 

Tigers Among ODAC Leaders
Chaise Johnson ranks second in the ODAC in free throw percentage (87.3%, 48-55).  Sophomore guard Brendan McHale/Charleston, S.C. ranks seventh in assists (3.4) and 15th in assist/turnover ratio (1.7).  Jake Hahn ranks eighth in field goal percentage (54.4%, 43-79).  Warren Zager ranks 16th in minutes (29.7), 18th in defensive rebounds (4.5) and is tied for 18th in blocks (0.6).  Kevin Quinn is tied for 20th in three-point field goals (27). 

Up Next
H-SC will play on the road at ODAC member Ferrum College on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., before returning home to host ODAC opponent Bridgewater College at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.

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