Old dominion athletic conference men’s basketball Hampden-Sydney college — 65, Shenandoah — 42

Published 11:22 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016

THE BASICS: Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 65, Shenandoah 42. Records: H-SC 10-3, 2-2 ODAC; Shenandoah 3-10, 0-4 ODAC.Location: Hampden-Sydney.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Both squads were ice cold to start the game, and after seven minutes the score was tied at 5-5. The Tiger offense woke up from there as a 13-3 H-SC run over the next seven minutes put Hampden-Sydney ahead 18-8 with 7:41 left in the first half.

The first half advantage grew to 28-14 with 2:43 to go, and the Tigers ended the half on an explanation point as Mike Murray (Norfolk/Norfolk Christian) found Guilherme Guimaraes (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil/Miller School) cutting along the end line for a lob dunk just before time expired to make it a 32-20 game.

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Shenandoah scored six of the first eight points in the second frame to trim their deficit down to just eight at the 16:41 mark.

Jake Duncan (Williamsburg/Williamsburg Christian) and Mitch Owens (Williamsburg/Walsingham) then connected on five consecutive triples over four minutes to put the Tigers on top 49-28.

H-SC would lead by at least 20 points the final 10 minutes of the game with the lead ballooning to as many as 29.


Duncan drained five triples to post a team-high 15 points. He also had five rebounds.

Owens scored 12 points off four three pointers to go with five boards and two blocks.

Murray notched eight points, eight assists, and two steals. He now stands at 371 career assists, just seven behind Marcus Gregory (‘03) for fourth on the career assists list at H-SC.

Guimaraes tallied a game-high seven boards while adding on six points.

Gray Cheers (Supply, N.C./West Brunswick) and JaVonte Reddick (Richmond/L.C. Bird) combined for 13 points and seven rebounds.

STATS OF THE GAME: H-SC outrebounded SU 39-30 and held a 14-5 advantage in points off turnovers.

Despite missing 35 shots, Shenandoah registered just five offensive rebounds.

UP NEXT: H-SC travels to ODAC leader Roanoke College on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. contest.