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Tigers defeat WildCats

Tigers junior captain Jake Hahn posted game-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double this season to lead Hampden-Sydney College’s (H-SC) men’s basketball team to a 61-53 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) home win over Randolph College on Wednesday night, Jan. 22, a H-SC Athletics press release said.

Officials noted in the release that sophomore Jack Wyatt added his sixth double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and freshman Ryan Clements had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (10-7, 5-3 ODAC), who led 26-25 at halftime en route to their ninth win in the last 11 games.

Hampden-Sydney has also equaled its win total from the last two seasons combined with 10 victories, the release stated. Brian Smith had 15 points for the visiting WildCats (6-11, 2-6 ODAC).

“Great environment tonight!” Tigers first-year Head Coach Caleb Kimbrough said in the release. “We are very thankful for all the people who came out and supported the team, as well as the V Foundation for Cancer Research. We knew Randolph was going to be well-coached and very disciplined. Our defense and rebounding really took us home.”

The contest was designated as the program’s annual V Foundation Game for Cancer Research, officials stated in the release. Donations were collected to aid in the continued search for better treatments and cures for all types of cancers. The V Foundation has partnered with the ODAC and its member schools to host a V Foundation Cancer Research night for each men’s basketball team.

H-SC visits Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m.