January 10, 2012

Game Notes: Tigers Prepare for ODAC Bout with Lynchburg

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Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• Hampden-Sydney returned to the win column with an 85-70 road win over ODAC-rival Roanoke.
Harrison George posted his third consecutive double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Ben Jessee scored 15 points while reaching the 1,000 mark for his career.
Khobi Williamson and Randall Ward each added 11 points while Ward was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
• Logan Singleton and Kwasi Amponsah were the only two Maroons to score in double figures, combining for 41 points, eight rebounds and seven steals.
• The Tigers saw their 20 point first half lead dwindle to five but was able to reestablish a double-digit cushion.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 50% from the floor (32-of-64) and 31.8% (7-of-22) from beyond the arc.
• The Maroons shot 43.4% (23-of-53) from the floor and 46.2% (6-of-13) from three.

Last Time Out for the Hornets    
• The Hornets took down Guilford College 78-65 in Lynchburg on Saturday.
• Lynchburg led 40-38 at half and expanded its lead behind 18 points, six assists and four steals from sophomore Xavier Parham.  
• Lynchburg had three other starters score in double figures, including 15 points from Nate Campbell, 13 points, six rebounds and four steals and four blocks from Austin Chillemi, and 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from Brandon Connor.
• Guilford's Josh Pittman scored 15 points as the only starter to score more than three points.
• The Quakers' four other starters combined for 11 points.
• Will Freeman and Matt McCarthy added 14 and 11 points, respectively, off the bench for Guilford.
• The Hornets were 30-of-61 from the floor (49.2%), 12-of-26 from three (46.2%) and 6-of-9 from the foul line (66.7%).

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Lynchburg took a 76-74 decision in Fleet Gymnasium on January 27th, 2011 last season. It was one of just two home losses for the Tigers.
• Harrison George paced the Tigers with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
• Randall Ward and Ru White were the only two other Tigers to score in double figures with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
• Nate Campell led the Hornets with 21 points and six rebounds.
• Tucker Lucas and Austin Chillemi each added 14 points.
• The Tigers outscored Lynchburg 48-37 in the second half, but it was just not enough to overcome the 39-26 halftime deficit.
• The Tigers were 24-of-52 (46.2%) from the floor while the Maroons were 29-of-63 (46.0%).

Looking at Lynchburg    
• Currently tied for third place in the ODAC with a 4-2 conference mark.
• Strong frontcourt in 2011 First Team All-ODAC forward Nate Campbell (13.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg) and Austin Chillemi (13.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg).
• Sophomore Xavier Parham and junior Brandon Connor are first and second in the league, respectively, in steals teaming up for 7.3 thefts-per-game.
• Parham is also leading the league in assists with six-per-game to go with 9.6 points-per-game.
• Currently on a two-game win streak with back-to-back victories over Bridgewater (92-78) and Guilford (78-65). 

Harrison Getting Hot    
• After scoring just three points against Shenandoah, junior forward Harrison George has scored at least 20 points in eight of the last nine games.
• From the floor, he has shot 62.2% (79-127).
• As a team during this stretch, the Tigers have posted an 8-1 record.
• He has also posted three doubles-doubles (26, 12 vs. EMU; 25, 10 vs. VWC; 28, 10 vs. Roanoke).
• He is currently leading the ODAC at 19.9 points-per-game.

Leaders of the Pack    
• Through January 8, Hampden-Sydney is the top team in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 53.1% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 89.6 point-per-game average which is seventh nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 119.3 ppg).

The Numbers Game    
• Harrison George stands at 1,143 career points and is the 30th best scorer in program history.
• Ben Jessee is 40th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,012 points.  
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 28-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points three times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney is first in the nation in field goal percentage at 53.1% accuracy.
• Junior Randall Ward hit a career-high seven three pointers against Methodist.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 27 times and posted 16 double-doubles.  
• Khobi Williamson has made 28 of his 36 field goal attempts in the last five games.
• The Tigers hit the 12 win mark at home last year. It was the 18th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.