Tigers win Luck Stone Holiday Tourney

Published 6:50 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2015

THE BASICS: Final Score ­— Hampden-Sydney 69, Albright 53. Records: H-SC 6-2, Albright 3-6. Location: Hampden-Sydney.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Albright got off to a hot start and led 8-0 after three minutes and 16-7 after eight. The Tigers reeled off the next ten points to take a 17-16 lead at 7:06. Mike Murray (Norfolk/Norfolk Christian) and Jake Duncan (Williamsburg/Williamsburg Christian) proceeded to score 11 of the last 13 points of the stanza to put the Tigers ahead 33-25 going into halftime. Albright opened the second half scoring seven of the first nine points to draw within three, 35-32, at the 17-minute mark. With Albright down 40-38 with 12 minutes to go, the Tigers scored the next 10 to surge ahead 50-38 with 8:16 left on the clock.

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS: Duncan was named Tournament MVP. He scored 24 points with four rebounds. He connected on seven of eight three point attempts. Murray was named All-Tournament as he posted 18 points with five assists, three rebounds and three steals. He shot 7-14 overall and 2-5 from three. Guilherme Guimaraes (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil/Miller School) was also named All-Tournament as he narrowly missed on a double-double with nine points and eight boards. Andrew Evans (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) totaled nine points and four assists.

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STATS OF THE GAME: The Tigers shot 46 percent overall and drained 11 three pointers while shooting 46 percent beyond the arc. Albright converted on just 30 percent of their field goals and three pointers.

UP NEXT: Hampden-Sydney hosts Birmingham Southern on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.