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Hampden-Sydney Drops 90-67 Decision in ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Mitch Owens
Mitch Owens

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – A hot-shooting, top-seeded Lynchburg College Hornets defeated #8 seeded Hampden-Sydney Basketball 90-67 in the ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Tigers conclude their season with a 17-10 record while finishing tied for fifth in the ODAC with an 8-8 conference mark

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 67, Lynchburg 90
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 17-10; Lynchburg 20-6
  • Location: Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney got off to a cold start and trailed 10-0 after five minutes of play
  • Trailing by 11, 29-18, with eight minutes left in the first half, a 10-0 H-SC run saw the Tigers down just one point with 5:11 remaining in the frame
  • H-SC went on to tie the game at 32-32 at 2:43, but the Hornets closed the half on a 12-2 run to lead 44-34 at halftime.
  • Guilherme Guimaraes (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil/Miller School) scored the first bucket of the second half to put the Tigers down just eight, but Austen Arnold answered with a three to give the Hornets an 11-point lead as the Tigers would trail by double digits the rest of the way

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Mitch Owens (Williamsburg, VA/Walsingham) scored a game-high 17 points as he made 6-of-10 shots and 3-of-6 from three range
  • Mike Murray (Norfolk, VA/Norfolk Christian) notched 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds
  • Gray Cheers (Supply, NC/West Brunswick) came off the bench to contribute 10 points and four boards

FOR THE FOES

  • Alex Graves tallied 16 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists
  • Arnold totaled 13 points and nine boards
  • Lyndon White posted 12 points, seven assists, and seven caroms
  • Zack Burnett registered 12 points and four steals
  • AJ Hamilton added on 12 points and five rebounds as a reserve

STATS OF THE GAME

  • Lynchburg shot 50% from the floor and went 12-27 from three while Hampden-Sydney converted on 38% of their field goal attempts while shooting 8-25 from beyond the arc
  • LC outrebounded H-SC 41-31
  • The Hornets handed out 24 assists with 13 turnovers compared to 12 assists and 16 turnovers for the Tigers
  • Lynchburg outscored Hampden-Sydney 36-10 in the paint and 10-0 on the fastbreak