Hampden-Sydney Trounces Huntingdon 98-71, Wins Huntingdon Classic

MONTGOMERY, AL - Hampden-Sydney trounced the host Hawks of Huntingdon College 98-71 on Saturday afternoon in second day action from the Huntingdon College Classic. The Tigers won the Classic due to being the only team to go 2-0.

H-SC picked up where they left off yesterday, starting out with a 9-0 lead 2:33 ino the game to force a Huntingdon timeout. The Tigers then pushed out to a 14-2 advantage just a minute later. The Hawks answered back with a 5-0 run to cut the lead to seven, but Hampden-Sydney scored six straight points to take a 20-7 lead at 14:14.  The Tigers were on fire, and it took over six minutes for them to miss a shot, with the first miss coming at the 13:27 mark.

Hampden-Sydney extended their lead to 17, 29-12, at 10:19 to force a Huntingdon timeout, but the Tigers continued to roll, using a 10-2 spurt to go up 33-14 at the 9:51 mark. Huntingdon went on an 8-2 streak to bring on a Tigers timeout at 5:44. The lead continued to float around the low teens and H-SC went into intermission up 46-34.

Ben Jessee (Midlothian, VA/Cosby) lead the Tigers at the half with 11 points while Cam Anderson (Charlottesville, VA/Blue Ridge) had 10 points. Khobi Williamson (Norfolk, VA/Maury) added on seven points and four rebounds while Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville) had five points and six rebounds. Hampden-Sydney shot 54.5% overall and 50% from three with seven steals, 10 assists, and 13 turnovers. Huntingdon was limited to 37.5% shooting overall and 45.5% from three with four steals, four assists, and 12 turnovers.

Huntingdon made it a ten-point contest on the first possession of the second half when two offensive rebounds led to a layup for the Hawks. A 7-0 Tigers streak made it a 17-point game in less than two minutes, but the Hawks would slice into the lead by nine to make the score 53-45 at 14:40 and was down just 10 with 12:17 to go.

Two Randall Ward (Richmond, VA/John Marshall) and a George layup in a minute pushed ahead Hampden-Sydney 66-48. H-SC continued to pile on the points and led 74-52 at the 8:32 mark. H-SC would continue to lead by over 20 points for the remainder of the contest.

Anderson paced Hampden-Sydney with 18 points on 9-11 shooting and three steals in 15 minutes of court time. George posted 17 points (8-12 FGs), seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals while Jessee added 14 points and three assists while going 4-6 on threes and 5-10 overall. Ward and Williamson each had 11 points. Ward contributed four assists while going a perfect 4-4 from the floor and 3-3 from deep range, and Williamson added nine rebounds. All 17 Tigers played while 14 scored.

Huntingdon was led by 11 points courtesy of Jason Varney and Ryan Petty while D'Awvalo Turnipseed had 10. D'Angelo Roberson posted eight points and 11 rebounds while Jeremiah Thomas had four points and 12 caroms.

H-SC continued to torch the nets, making 40-of-70 field goals (57%) and 8-of-16 (50%) three pointers. The Tigers limited the Hawks to 39% from the field. Hampden-Sydney held a 40-38 edge on the boards and forced 24 turnovers on 14 steals, converting the 24 turnovers into 36 points. H-SC got plenty of production off the bench with 44 points from the 12 substitutes.

Hampden-Sydney will travel to Methodist University on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest.