MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon College men’s basketball team (6-10, 1-1 GSAC) lost to the University of New Orleans, 67-55, Monday evening in Catherine Dixon Roland Arena. The Hawks trailed for the majority of the game and went back-and-forth in numerous efforts to take the lead.
For the night, Adrian Williams led the Hawks with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Junior Jacob Moody finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds, followed by senior Ephriam Hudson, who finished with 11 points.
UNO jumped out to an 11-3 lead, capped off by the game’s leading scorer, Antonio Wertz, at the 11:46 mark. From there, the Hawks went on a 12-3 run and took their first and only lead of the half on a pair of free throws from senior forward Jack Montgomery with 7:58 remaining. The Hawks remained within four points for the rest of the first half and headed into the locker room at halftime trailing 28-26.
To begin the second half, Huntingdon tied the score 28-28 on a layup by Williams, and that proved to be as close as the Hawks would come to the Privateers. UNO then went on a 15-2 run to pull ahead 43-30 on a pair of free-throws by Wertz. A jumper by freshman Dayne Smith sent the Hawks on a 10-1 run capped off by free-throws by Montgomery cutting the lead to four, 44-40, with 8:41 remaining. UNO led by as many as 14, a lead that was cut down to 8 with 1:19 left on a 3-pointer by Williams.
UNO was led by Antonio Wertz with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Jaroslav Tyrna with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
For the game, the Privateers led the rebound battle 41-38, behind the 6’10 Tyrna and 6’7 Wertz. UNO hit 50 percent (6-12) from behind the arc, and knocked down 43 percent (19-44) of their field goals. Huntingdon shot 30 percent (7-23) from downtown, with a field-goal percentage of 25.8 (16-62).
Huntingdon returns to Roland Arena welcoming Covenant College for a doubleheader with the Lady Hawks Wednesday January 26. Tip-off for the men is set for 7pm.
Live stats will be available at http://fs.huntingdon.edu/livestats/xlive.htm.
For more information on Huntingdon athletics, visit www.HuntingdonHawks.com.