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TIGERS TO HOST SHENANDOAH SATURDAY
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will return home this weekend to host the Hornets of Shenandoah University for the second meeting of the year between the two teams. Shenandoah took the first match up 85-65 behind some hot shooting in Shingleton Gym with the Hornets shooting 55.4 percent from the floor and knocking down 14 of their 24 threes.
The last time these two teams met in Fleet Gymnasium, however, the Tigers took a 75-64 win in the first round of the 2017 ODAC Tournament. Seniors JaVonte Reddick and Jake Duncan led the effort with 34 combined points, while Guilherme Guimaraes and Justin Reid scored 13 and ten, respectively.
Hampden-Sydney comes into the season picked eighth in the ODAC Preseason Poll. Last season, the Tigers finished the year 11-16 overall and 6-10 in the ODAC while reaching the conference quarterfinals. This season, the Tigers return eight players from last year's team while adding eight new faces.
Through 18 games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with five players averaging at least nine points-per-game. Sophomore Malik Crute lead the way with 14.6 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 11.9. Senior big men Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase round out the top four with 10.0 and 9.8 points-per-game, respectively. Chaise Johnson has come on strong the second half of the season, averaging nine points-per-game in his nine appearances.
Brendan McHale helps the offense go, averaging 4.1 assists-per-game, which is eighth in the ODAC.
As a team, the Tigers score 71.6 points-per-game and shoot 43.7 percent from the floor, 34.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 71.5 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 33.8 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.2 assists-per-game to 16.6 turnovers.
Tenth year head coach Dee Vick returns to helm after guiding the Tigers to the ODAC Quarterfinals last season.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TIGERS
Hampden-Sydney fell 69-63 to Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday night in a close battle.
Virginia Wesleyan's Keijon Honore led all scorers with 17 points, and Tyree Golston scored 14 points. Lamont Steward and Corey Pelham each had 11 points.
As a team, the Tigers shot 23-of-55 (.418) from the floor, 5-of-20 (.250) from three, and 12-of-17 (.706) from the foul line.
Virginia Wesleyan was 22-of-61 (.361) from the floor, 10-of-30 (.333) from deep, and 15-of-21 (.714) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME OUT FOR SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah lost its second consecutive game, falling 68-65 to Bridgewater.
Aaron Patterson led the way with 17 points, but shot 5-of-19 from the floor and 2-of-10 from beyond the arc. Jonah Meredith scored 13, while Christopher Chaney notched a double-double off the bench with 11 points and ten rebounds.
Bridgewater's Dimetri Chambers led all scorers with 19 points, while Ken Stanciel added 14 points and 12 rebounds.
As a team, the Hornets shot 25-of-66 (.379) from the floor, 4-of-22 (.182) from three, and 11-of-20 (.550) from the foul line.
Bridgewater was 26-of-67 (.388) from the floor, 7-of-24 (.292) from deep, and 9-of-18 (.500) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Hampden-Sydney fell 85-65 to Shenandoah on January 6.
Malik Crute led the way for the Tigers with a 16 points to go with four rebounds and three assists. Chaise Johnson scored 13 off the bench, and Kevin Quinn and Hunter Kuehn added nine and eight points, respectively.
Shenandoah was led by Aaron Patterson and Christian Meredith, who scored 18 and 17, respectively. In total, 13 different Hornets entered the scoring column.
The Hornets won the battle of the boards with 38 to the TIgers' 30, but Hampden-Sydney did a better job of taking care of the ball with 11 turnovers to Shenandoah's 14.
As a team, the Tigers shot 27-of-66 (.409) from the floor, 9-of-28 (.321) from three, and 2-of-2 (1.000) from the foul line.