MARYVILLE, Tenn. --- The Huntingdon College men’s basketball team placed three players in double figures, led by senior Adrian Williams’ 21 points, but Maryville’s Eryk Watson dropped 37 points for the Scots in the 96-88 conference victory over the Hawks on Saturday in Maryville.
Joining Williams in double figures were seniors Deshaun Williams and Ephriam Hudson each with 17 points in the loss.
Huntingdon’s only lead in the contest came with 9:52 remaining in the first period, when junior Jacob Moody drained a three-pointer giving the Hawks the one point lead, 19-18. The Scots responded by scoring eight straight points going up 26-19. Maryville finished the half up by 11 points, 42-31, over Huntingdon.
Maryville controlled the final half up by double-digits, until the Hawks were able to manage an eight point run with under one minute remaining. Huntingdon cut the deficit to four points with forty-one seconds left, until the Scots sealed the win with four consecutive points ending the game up by eight, 96-88.
Each team shot well from the floor, as the Hawks (8-11, 2-2 GSAC) knocked down 30-of-58 shots from the floor, while the Scots (14-8, 4-0 GSAC) connected on 48.3 percent of their shots. The difference in the contest came at the free-throw line, where Maryville hit 29-of-36 (80.6 percent) and the Hawks connected on 17-of-20.
In addition to converting free-throws, Maryville also controlled the glass, out-rebounding the Hawks, 38-28.
Eryk Watson led Maryville (14-8, 4-0 GSAC) with a game-high 37 points, including 6-of-9 three-pointers. Watson also paced the team with 8 rebounds and 3 steals in the win.
Huntingdon will look to rebound on Monday, Feb. 7, when it hosts cross-town rival Faulkner University at 7 p.m. in Roland Arena. Live stats will be available athttp://fs.huntingdon.edu/livestats/xlive.htm.