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Hampden-Sydney Hosts Bridgewater Saturday At 2 p.m.

Chaise Johnson
Chaise Johnson

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College is hosting Bridgewater College for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball game on Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium.  The Tigers are 4-12 overall, 1-8 in the ODAC, while the Eagles are 7-11 overall, 2-7 in the ODAC.  The contest can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.

Hampden-Sydney (4-12, 1-8 ODAC)
vs. Bridgewater (7-11, 2-7 ODAC) | GAME NOTES (PDF) | LIVE STATS | AUDIO | VIDEO
Location: S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium | Hampden-Sydney, Va.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.
Radio: Cannon Watson (play-by-play), Walker Carter
Series History: H-SC leads 48-29

Scouting the Tigers
H-SC suffered a 73-69 road loss at ODAC member Ferrum on Jan. 23.  Freshman guard Cole Atwood/Mount Olive, N.C. led the Tigers with a career-high 18 points off the bench, including six second-half three-point field goals.  H-SC is coached by 11th-year head coach Dee Vick '94, who has led the program to an overall record of 156-132 during his tenure, including 81-88 in the ODAC.  Vick is assisted by Chuck Thomas, T.J. Grimes and Daniel Eacho.       

H-SC has dropped an uncharacteristic 10 consecutive contests, including five-straight ODAC games.  The Tigers have been led this season by junior guard Chaise Johnson/Richmond, who is averaging 10.5 points and 2.9 rebounds.  He is followed by junior guard/forward Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. (10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds), freshman forward Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. (9.1 points, 6.0 rebounds), sophomore center/forward Jake Hahn/Ruckersville (8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds) along with senior forward and team captain Justin Reid/Cary, N.C. (6.3 points, 2.8 rebounds).  H-SC is averaging 69.1 points per game, while allowing 78.8 points to opponents. 

Scouting the Eagles
BC most-recently dropped a 78-55 road contest at ODAC opponent Guilford on Jan. 19.  The Eagles are coached by fourth-year head coach Shawn Postiglione.  BC has dropped four-straight conference games, including an 87-79 home overtime loss to 12th-ranked Randolph-Macon on Jan. 16.  The Eagles have been led by sophomore guard Dimetri Chambers (15.0 points, 3.7 assists) and sophomore forward Ken Stanciel (12.4 points, 6.9 rebounds).  BC is averaging 72.1 points, while yielding 74.1 points.

Series History
H-SC and BC are playing for the 78th time in the sport of basketball, and the Tigers lead the series at 48-29.  The Eagles, however, won the lone game played last season by a score of 73-60 on February 10, 2018 at Bridgewater. 

Tiger Sporting Young Squad
H-SC is competing during 2018-19 with one of the younger rosters in the ODAC.  The Tigers sport 14 first or second year team members, including nine freshmen and five sophomores.  H-SC has just one senior and only two juniors.  The freshmen and sophomores have combined for 43 starts this season, while the three third and fourth year veterans have combined for 30 starts, with seven early-season starts going to former team members, one a freshman, no longer with the program.

Atwood for Three
Cole Atwood has been on fire from three-point territory over the past two games.  The first-year guard has connected on 11-18 (61.1%) three-point field goals, including a perfect 5-5 at home against Emory & Henry (Jan. 19) and 6-13 on the road at Ferrum (Jan. 23).  Even more impressive is the fact that Atwood has only played during the second half of each contest, making his five three-pointers against E&H over 13 second-half minutes and the six three-pointers at FC over 18 second-half minutes.  He leads the team in three-point field goal percentage (46.0%, 23-50) and is second in three-pointers (23).  Atwood ranks sixth in the ODAC in three-point percentage and 30th in three-pointers.

Tigers Among ODAC Leaders
Chaise Johnson leads the ODAC in free throw percentage (87.7%, 50-57).  Sophomore guard Brendan McHale/Charleston, S.C. ranks fourth in assists (4.0) and 16th in assist/turnover ratio (1.7).  As mentioned, Cole Atwood ranks sixth in three-point field goal percentage.  Jake Hahn ranks eighth in field goal percentage (54.4%, 56-103).  Kevin Quinn ranks 16th in three-point field goals (34).  Warren Zager ranks 18th in minutes (29.7) and defensive rebounds (4.5), while 20th in blocks (0.6).

Up Next
H-SC will remain at home to welcome ODAC opponent Virginia Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. at Fleet Gym, before playing on the road at league member Guilford College on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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