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Game Notes: Tigers Begin Three Game Home Stand with Bridgewater

Keegan Wetzel

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Hampden-Sydney (14-5, 8-3 ODAC) vs. Bridgewater (5-14, 2-8 ODAC)
Wednesday, February 1 | 7:00 pm | Fleet Gymnasium

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• Hampden-Sydney fell 61-60 to host Randolph College in Saturday's ODAC action.
• The Tigers fall to 14-5 overall and 8-3 in ODAC play.
• Randolph led by as much as 12; Hampden-Sydney made it a one point game in the final seconds of the game, but failed to convert on a buzzer beater.
Harrison George was the Tigers' top scorer with 10 points.
Ru White and Greg Lewis added nine and eight points, respectively.
Leon Hargrove scored a career-high seven points while Keegan Wetzel added six to go with a game-high five rebounds.
• Derrick Woods-Morrow led all players with 22 points and nine rebounds, and Zach Desgain scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 41.1% from the floor (23-of-56) and 34.6% (9-of-26) from beyond the arc.
• The WildCats shot 51.1% (23-of-45) from the floor and 22.2% (6-of-27) from three.

Last Time Out for the Eagles    
• Bridgewater lost its second straight game 57-48 to Emory & Henry on Saturday.
• With the loss, Bridgewater falls to 5-14 overall and 2-8 in ODAC play.  
• The Eagles led for much of the first half, including a 21-19 halftime advantage, but Emory & Henry took the lead with 13 minutes to play and never gave it up.
• Cody Griffith led the Eagles with 12 points, while Kenneth Waugh and Tavis Stapleton added 11 and 10 points, respectively off the bench.
• Aside from Griffith's 12 points, the four other Eagle starters combined for seven points.
• Armando Murrell led Emory & Henry with 13 points.
• Damian Edwards and Tyler Driver added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
• The Eagles were 17-of-53 from the floor (32.1%), 4-of-16 from three (25.0%) and 10-of-20 from the foul line (50.0%).

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Hampden-Sydney won its third consecutive game while improving to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in ODAC play with an 82-69 win over Bridgewater College.
• Harrison George and Sasha Obradovic led the Tigers with 14 points each.
• Freshman Cam Anderson was solid for the Tigers, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting while Khobi Williamson scored 11 points.
• Ru White added six points and a team-high eight rebounds.
• Bridgewater's Aaron Adams led all scorers with 16 points while Ronnie Thomas posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.
• Cody Griffith and Ed Reddick also scored in double figures for Bridgewater with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 49.2% from the floor (29-of-59) and 40.0% (6-of-15) from beyond the arc.
• The Eagles shot 35.8% (24-of-67) from the floor and 28.6% (6-of-21) from three.

Looking at Bridgewater    
• Tied for last in the ODAC with a 2-8 conference mark and 5-14 overall record.
• Currently on a two game skid with losses to Roanoke (62-59), Virginia Wesleyan (72-52), and Emory & Henry (57-48).
• Two conference wins are over Roanoke (71-67) and Guilford (71-54).
• Ronnie Thomas leads the team in rebounding (5.4 rpg), assists (4.1 apg), steals (1.6 spg) and minutes (28.5 mpg) while scoring 10.1 ppg.
• Cody Griffith (12.1 ppg) and Aaron Adams (10.7 ppg) lead the team in scoring.

The Final Stretch    
• Wednesday's game begins the final month of the regular season with the Tigers playing six more games - five of which are in the ODAC.
• It will be no easy stretch with games against the other three top four teams in the league, and two nationally ranked opponents - #3 Virginia Wesleyan and#21 Randolph-Macon.

In the National Ranks    
• Through January 29, Hampden-Sydney is third in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 51.8% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 86.7 point-per-game average which is 11th nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 113.3 ppg).
• Their 16.8 point scoring margin is sixth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 22.5).

The Numbers Game    
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 16.8 point scoring margin through 19 games this season. 9 of the Tigers' 14 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 25 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,214 points and is the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
Ben Jessee is 35th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,069 points.  
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 31-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 3 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney has 3 players in the top-5 in field goal percentage in the ODAC.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 28 times and posted 16 double-doubles.  
• Hampden-Sydney will play 4 of its final 6 games in the friendly confines of Fleet Gymnasium.
• 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.

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