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TIGERS OPEN ODAC PLAY AT WASHINGTON & LEE
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will return to action after the Thanksgiving break while opening up ODAC play as the team travels to Lexington, Virginia to face the Generals of Washington & Lee on Sunday afternoon. Sunday will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season with the Generals coming to Fleet Gymnasium on January 20. They also met two times last year, and each team protected its home court. The Tigers took a 66-62 win in Fleet, and the Generals returned the favor with a 77-73 overtime victory in the Warner Center. The Tigers, looking to rebound from an 89-70 loss at William Peace, will remain in conference play after facing the Generals with the Eastern Mennonite University Royals coming to Fleet on Wednesday, November 29.
Hampden-Sydney comes into the season picked eighth in the ODAC Preseason Poll. Last season, the Tigers finished the year 11-16 overall and 6-10 in the ODAC while reaching the conference quarterfinals. This season, the Tigers return nine players from last year's team, including two of the top five scorers in Malik Crute and Gui Guimarães.
Through five games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with four players averaging at least nine points-per-game. Sophomore Kevin Quinn leads the way with 11.0 points-per-game, while freshman Will Sparks and senior Hunter Kuehn each add 10.3 per-game. Nick Chase rounds out the top four with 9.0 points-per-game, and point guards Raheem Anthony and Malik Crute combine for 14.3 points.
As a team, the Tigers score 69.8 points-per-game and shoot 39.9 percent from the floor, 27.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 67.9 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 35.5 rebounds-per-game and dish out 13.3 assists-per-game to 16.0 turnovers.
Tenth year head coach Dee Vick returns to helm after guiding the Tigers to the ODAC Quarterfinals last season.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TIGERS
Hampden-Sydney took an 89-70 loss at William Peace on Monday night. The Tigers trailed by 19 in the first half but used a 16-4 run to cut it to a 35-28 deficit at halftime. William Peace, however, was able to reestablish its lead.
William Peace was led by Trey Bryant's 15 points while Samuel Arnold added 14 off the bench. Camden Ferguson and Paul Dunlap added 12 and 11 each.
The Pacers dominated the boards with 60 rebounds - including 21 on the offensive end - to Hampden-Sydney's 36. The Tigers, however, turned it over 15 times to William Peace's 17.
As a team, the Tigers shot 26-of-66 (.394) from the floor, 7-of-25 (.280) from three, and 11-of-19 (.579) from the foul line.
William Peace was 34-of-83 (.410) from the floor, 12-of-38 (.316) from deep, and 9-of-11 (.818) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME OUT FOR WASHINGTON & LEE
Washington & Lee won its first game of the season while improving to 1-2 after defeating Southern Virginia 96-57. The Generals had a nine point lead at the half, and poured it on after intermission with a 53-25 advantage.
The Generals were led by Clayton Murtha's game-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 10-of-11 accuracy from the foul line. Devin Kearns directed the offense with 19 points and ten assists. Roy McMillan had 17 points and seven rebounds, and William Bruggeman came off the bench to add 12 points.
Southern Virginia was led by Aarun Rumbaugh and Jaron Anderson who scored 16 and 14, respectively.
As a team, the Generals shot 33-of-72 (.444) from the floor, 8-of-22 (.364) from three, and 24-of-31 (.774) from the foul line.
Southern Virginia was 21-of-59 (.356) from the floor, 2-of-10 (.200) from deep, and 13-of-24 (.542) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Hampden-Sydney fell 77-73 in overtime at the Warner Center in the 2016-17 regular season finale. The Generals had a three point lead at the half, and after the Tigers tied it up at the end of regulation, Washington & Lee won the extended period 12-8.
Jake Duncan, Chaise Johnson and JaVonte Reddick did a bulk of the scoring for the Tigers, combining for 59 points while Duncan scored a game-high 22 points.
Washington & Lee was led by Andy Kleinlein and Clayton Murtha who each scored 17. Murtha also snared 13 boards. Alex Starr (14 pts), Roy McMillan (12 pts), and Devin Kearns (11 pts) all scored in double figures as well.
As a team, the Tigers shot 25-of-71 (.352) from the floor, 10-of-32 (.313) from three, and 13-of-20 (.650) from the foul line.
Washington & Lee was 23-of-58 (.397) from the floor, 13-of-35 (.371) from deep, and 18-of-31 (.581) from the free throw line.