Jan 09, 2016
- Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 65, Shenandoah 42
- Records: H-SC 10-3, 2-2 ODAC; Shenandoah 3-10, 0-4 ODAC
- Location: Hampden-Sydney, VA – Fleet Gymnasium
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both squads were ice cold form the field to start the game as they combined to shoot 4-16 after seven minutes with the score tied at 5-5
- The Tiger offense woke up from there as a 13-3 H-SC run over the next seven minutes put Hampden-Sydney ahead 18-8 with 7:41 left in the first half
- The first half advantage grew to 28-14 with 2:43 to go, and the Tigers ended the half on an explanation point as Mike Murray (Norfolk, VA / Norfolk Christian) found Guilherme Guimaraes (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil / Miller School) cutting along the end line for a lob dunk just before time expired to make it a 32-20 game.
- Shenandoah scored six of the first eight points in the second frame to trim their deficit down to just eight at the 16:41 mark.
- Jake Duncan (Williamsburg, VA / Williamsburg Christian) and Mitch Owens (Williamsburg, VA / Walsingham) then connected on five consecutive triples over four minutes to put the Tigers on top 49-28.
- H-SC would lead by at least 20 points the final 10 minutes of the game with the lead ballooning to as many as 29
TIGER TOP PERFORMERS
- Duncan drained five triples to post a team-high 15 points. He also had five rebounds
- Owens scored 12 points off four three pointers to go with five boards and two blocks
- Murray notched eight points, eight assists, and two steals. He now stands at 371 career assists, just seven behind Marcus Gregory '03 for fourth on the career assists list at H-SC
- Guimaraes tallied a game-high seven boards while adding on six points
- Gray Cheers (Supply, NC / West Brunswick) and JaVonte Reddick (Richmond, VA / L.C. Bird) combined for 13 points and seven rebounds
FOR THE FOES
- Malcolm Clark notched 18 points, seven boards, five assists, and two steals as he was the only Hornet in double figures
- Kelsey Thomas contributed eight points and six assists
STATS OF THE GAME
- Shenandoah struggled offensively all game long as just three Hornets scored in the first half and they shot 31.4% for the contest while going 4-27 from three-point territory
- H-SC outrebounded SU 39-30 and held a 14-5 advantage in points off turnovers
- Despite missing 35 shots, Shenandoah registered just five offensive rebounds
- Hampden-Sydney travels to ODAC leading Roanoke College on Wednesday for a 5 pm contest.