Athletic News

November 12, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks' Basketball Tips-off Tonight Against Troy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon College men's basketball team opens the 2010-11 season tonight in an exhibition game against Division I Troy University.

The Hawks finished last season 11-13 overall and Head Coach Mike Pugh is excited to get the season started. “This year's group of players provides the most depth on the team since I've been at Huntingdon,” says Pugh. “Our senior class has a lot of leadership and experience, and I look forward to seeing how the new guys fit into the team.”

The Hawks' top returners are seniors Adrian Williams and Ephriam Hudson, each finishing third and fourth in scoring, respectively. Last season, Williams ranked first on the team in rebounds (135) and blocked shots (64), while averaging 9.5 points per game.

Ephriam Hudson led the Hawks in field goal attempts (293), 3-point attempts (184), and 3-points made (56) last year. Hudson finished third in the Great South Athletic Conference for scoring with a 16.7 average per game. The GSAC awarded Hudson to the All-Academic squad last season.

Newcomers set to make an immediate impact are junior transfers Jacob Moody and Willie McDowell. Moody, a native of Danville, Ala., is a 6-7 forward transfer from Shoals Community College. McDowell, a native of Eclectic, Ala., is a 6-4 forward transfer from Troy University and also plays wide receiver for the Hawks' football team.

“I expect our team to improve on last seasons' record and finish strong in the conference tournament,” says Pugh.

The Hawks open the 2010-11 season tonight, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Troy, Ala. Huntingdon will play Division I Troy University in an exhibition game.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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