Athletic News

January 15, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Drops Great South Athletic Conference Opening Game, 72-54, Against Maryville

MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Huntingdon College men's basketball team dropped its' first Great South Athletic Conference game at home against Maryville College on Saturday afternoon, 72-54. The Hawks tied up the game 32-32 at the half, but turnovers cost the Hawks in the contest.

The first half saw three early lead changes, before Maryville jumped out to its' largest lead (8) with 11:42 left in the period, 16-8. Huntingdon responded with a 6-0 run to end the half tied, 32-32, including senior James Daniels' game-tying lay-up with :28 seconds left in the half.

In the second half, Huntingdon's turnovers created opportunities for the Scots to extend its' lead up to 21 points. Maryville went on seven and eight point runs, while the Hawks committed a total of 23 turnovers to the Scots' 10. Maryville outscored Huntingdon 40-22 in the final period of the game.

Senior Adrian Williams had a team-high 12 points and 8 rebounds, while junior Jacob Moody added 11 points in the loss.

For the game, Huntingdon held a 38-37 advantage on the glass. The Scots converted 43.1 percent of its shots, hitting 28-of-65, while the Hawks finished 18-of-51 (35.3 percent).

Maryville (9-7, GSAC 1-0) was led by Milton Stanley with a game-high 23 points and 8 rebounds in the conference win.

Huntingdon's (5-9, GSAC 0-1) next game is in LaGrange, Ga. against Great South Athletic Conference opponent, LaGrange College on Saturday, Jan. 22. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. central time.

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


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