CONWAY, S.C.—Sophomore Jack Wyatt/Richmond scored a team-high 20 points, but Hampden-Sydney College dropped a 102-66 men's basketball exhibition decision on the road at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina University on Friday night in Conway, South Carolina. The visiting Tigers (0-0) trailed 55-24 at halftime before playing the host Chanticleers (1-1) nearly even (47-42) during the second half. CCU was led by Garrick Green and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater, each with a game-high 24 points.
Wyatt made a pair of free throws early to make it 2-2 at 18:35, and his jumper at 15:29 had H-SC within 10-8. Junior Jake Hahn/Ruckersville added a layup at 13:29 to keep the Tigers close at 14-10. CCU, however, put together a 31-5 run to lead 45-15 with 4:21 left in the first half. The Chanticleers outscored the visitors 10-9 over the remainder half to lead 55-24 at the intermission.
Wyatt added two more free throws early in the second half to make it a 61-31 advantage at 16:06. Another run by the hosts, this time at 22-11, pushed the margin to its largest of the contest at 83-42 with 9:06 left to play. Yet two more charity tosses from Wyatt at 4:46 made it 91-58 toward the final margin of victory for CCU, members of the Sun Belt Conference.
Wyatt led H-SC with his 20 points, including 8-10 free throws and 6-14 field goals, adding five rebounds. Hahn finished with 17 points for the Tigers, including 6-6 free throws, adding a game-high eight rebounds. Senior Kevin Quinn/Apex, N.C. contributed 13 points, including 3-8 on three-point field goals. The Tigers shot 36% (21-59) from the field, including 33% (6-18) on three-pointers, and 72% (18-25) at the free throw line.
Green and Gumbs-Frater led CCU with their respective 24 points each, with Green adding a game-high eight rebounds and Gumbs-Frater making 6-8 three-pointers. Tommy Burton finished with 14 points for the Chanticleers, while Keishawn Brewton and Ebrima Dibba added 13 points and 10 points, respectively. CCU shot 53% (40-76) from the field, including 43% (12-28) on three-pointers, and 71% (10-14) at the line.
H-SC will open the regular season at home against Averett University on Wednesday night, November 13, at 7 p.m. in S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium.