HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va.—Hampden-Sydney College will play its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball game of the season at Washington and Lee University on Sunday afternoon, December 1, at 1 p.m. in Lexington. The Tigers are 1-4 overall, while the Generals are 4-2 overall, 0-1 in the ODAC. The contest can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.
Hampden-Sydney (1-4, 0-0 ODAC)
at Washington and Lee (4-2, 0-1 ODAC) | LIVE STATS | AUDIO | VIDEO | GAME NOTES (PDF)
Location: Duchossois Tennis Center | Lexington, Va.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019
Time: 1 p.m.
Radio: Cannon Watson (play-by-play), Norman Marks (analyst)
Tigers Open Conference Action
As mentioned, H-SC is playing its first ODAC game of the season at Washington and Lee. The Tigers lead the all-time series between the two schools, 79-48, including 63-23 as ODAC members since 1976-77. The Generals, however, have won four-straight and six of the last 10 games in the series. H-SC is competing in its 110th season of basketball, while enjoying its 44th year as members of the ODAC.
The Tigers are 1-4 overall, 0-0 in the ODAC, and in their first season under the direction of head coach Caleb Kimbrough, who is new to the Hill after serving as the head coach at Huntingdon (Ala.) College since the 2016-17 season. Coach Kimbrough is assisted by Bryson Gibson, TJ Grimes, Daniel Eacho and Quinn Newton.
H-SC dropped its most recent game against then #24 Randolph-Macon, 82-64, on November 23 in a contest designated as a non-ODAC game. Through five games, the Tigers are being led by sophomore Jack Wyatt (19.8 points, 8.2 rebounds), senior Chaise Johnson (13.0 points, 7 3FGs), junior Jake Hahn (12.8 points, 8.4 rebounds) and freshman Ryan Clements (11.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists). H-SC is shooting 47% from the field, including 35% on three-point field goals, and 64% at the free throw line, while averaging 72.8 points and allowing 78.2 points.
Scouting Washington and Lee
The Generals are 4-2 overall, 0-1 in the ODAC, and coached by third-year head coach Chris McHugh. Coach McHugh is assisted by Matt Williams.
W&L earned an 81-73 non-conference road win at Southern Virginia on November 26 in nearby Buena Vista. Through six games, the Generals are being led by junior William Brueggeman (20.3 points, 7.7 rebounds), freshman Richie Manigault (10.8 points) and sophomore Mark Lamendola (10.2 points). W&L is shooting 44% from the field, including 32% on three-pointers, and 64% at the line, while averaging 84.3 points and allowing 72.8 points.
Wyatt Out to Fast Start
Sophomore Jack Wyatt has started his second campaign with a bang ... averaging 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds through the first five games. He is shooting an impressive 61% (39-64) from the field, including 2-4 on three-point field goals, and 70% (19-27) at the free throw line. Wyatt is playing 32.3 minutes and adds five blocks, five assists and four steals, with four 20-point games and two double-doubles. Last year as a freshman, he started one of 18 games and averaged 8.4 minutes, 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds.
Hahn Out Fast, Too
Junior Jake Hahn has started his third season quite quickly, as well ... averaging 12.8 points and 8.4 rebounds through the first five games. He is shooting 52% (26-50) from the field, including 1-5 on three-pointers, and 41% (11-27) at the line. Hahn is playing 33.6 minutes and adds nine assists, two steals and two blocks, with two double-doubles, as well. Last year as a sophomore, he started seven of 22 games and averaged 15.3 minutes, 7.5 points and 3.2 rebounds.
It's a busy week for the Tigers as they'll play three games in seven days, including on the road at St. Mary's (Md.) on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and back home against ODAC member Shenandoah University on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium at Kirby Field House.
For the complete games notes via pdf, click on the link above.