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Hampden-Sydney Travels To Guilford On Saturday

Drew Scott
Drew Scott

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College will travel to Guilford College for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball road game on Saturday, February 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The Tigers are 4-14 overall, 1-10 in the ODAC, while the Quakers are 15-5 overall, 9-2 in the ODAC.  The contest can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.

Hampden-Sydney (4-14, 1-10 ODAC)
at Guilford (15-5, 9-2 ODAC) | GAME NOTES (PDF) | LIVE STATS | AUDIO | VIDEO
Location: Ragan-Brown Field House | Greensboro, N.C.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Radio: Cannon Watson (play-by-play)

Scouting the Tigers
H-SC suffered an 80-53 home setback to conference member Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 30.  Junior guard Chaise Johnson/Richmond led the Tigers with 15 points.  H-SC is coached by 11th-year head coach Dee Vick '94, who has led the program to an overall record of 156-134 (tied for second all-time), including 81-90 in the ODAC.  Vick is assisted by Chuck Thomas, T.J. Grimes and Daniel Eacho.  

H-SC has dropped a highly uncharacteristic 12 consecutive contests, including seven-straight ODAC games.  The Tigers have been led this season by Chaise Johnson, who is averaging 11.1 points and 2.9 rebounds.  He is followed by junior guard/forward Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. (9.6 points, 3.2 rebounds), freshman forward Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. (9.1 points, 6.0 rebounds), sophomore center/forward Jake Hahn/Ruckersville (8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds) along with senior forward and team captain Justin Reid/Cary, N.C. (6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds).  H-SC is averaging 68.3 points per game, while allowing 78.8 points to opponents.

Scouting the Quakers
GC took a 70-52 road win at Eastern Mennonite on Jan. 26.  The Quakers are receiving votes in this week's Top 25 Poll and are coached by 16th-year head coach Tom Palombo.  GC has won five-straight games and 12 of its last 13 contests overall, including a home win past nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon (64-63) and two wins past nationally-ranked Lynchburg (82-78, 88-80 OT).  The Quakers have been led by seniors Marcus Curry (15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds) and Carson Long (13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds), along with junior Kyler Gregory (12.3 points, 8.2 rebounds).  GC is averaging 73.7 points, while yielding 65.7 points.

Tigers Sporting Young Squad
H-SC is competing during 2018-19 with one of the younger rosters in the ODAC.  The Tigers sport 14 first or second year team members, including nine freshmen and five sophomores.  H-SC has just one senior and only two juniors.  The freshmen and sophomores have combined for 51 starts this season, while the three third and fourth year veterans have combined for 32 starts, with seven early-season starts going to former team members, one a freshman, no longer with the program.

Tigers among ODAC Leaders
Chaise Johnson ranks second in the ODAC in free throw percentage (88.6%, 62-70).  Sophomore Brendan McHale/Charleston, S.C. ranks fourth in assists (4.1) and 12th in assist/turnover ratio (1.8).  Freshman Cole Atwood/Mount Olive, N.C. ranks seventh in three-point field goal percentage.  Jake Hahn ranks eighth in field goal percentage (52.6%, 60-114).  Warren Zager ranks 16th in minutes (29.7) and 18th in defensive rebounds (4.5).  Kevin Quinn ranks 18th in three-point field goals (37).

Up Next
H-SC will remain on the road to play at nationally-ranked and arch-rival Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ashland.  The Yellow Jackets are No. 9 in this week's Top 25.  The Tigers return home to welcome Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium.

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