MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon
College men's basketball team lost by 10 points in its final home
game of the regular season, 73-63, to Berry College on Monday
Berry shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from
the field compared to Huntingdon's 39.7 percent (23-of-58). The
Vikings held a 38-29 advantage on the glass in Monday's win.
Senior Ephriam Hudson led the Hawks
with 10 points in the first half, including 2-of-3 beyond the three
point arc. However, the Vikings took a three point advantage, 30-27,
into intermission. Huntingdon gained its largest lead of the half,
17-10, with 10:35 remaining in the opening period after Hudson sank a
Berry went on an 11-point scoring spree
with 6:10 left in the first half taking a three point lead, 22-19.
The Hawks tied the game up at 22 points, but the Vikings outscored
Huntingdon 8-5 in the last three minutes of action ending the half up
Junior D'Awvalo Turnipseed's jumper in
the paint gave the Hawks the one point advantage, 37-36, and their
first lead of the second half with 16:57 remaining. The Hawks and
Vikings exchanged the lead four straight times before Huntingdon
jumped out to a five point lead, 46-41, from a seven point run with
Berry held Huntingdon to only one point
from 7:28 to the 3:20 mark outscoring the Hawks 9-1, until Hudson's
floater cut the margin to 64-61. In the final 2:15, the Vikings
secured the, 73-63, victory by outscoring the Hawks 9-2 on Monday
Hudson finished the night with 16
points, followed by Turnipseed and senior Deshaun Williams each
adding 11 points in the loss.
Berry was led by Tim Miles with a
game-high 21 points, including 4-of-6 from beyond the three point
Huntingdon travels Demorest, Ga. on
Saturday, Feb. 19, taking Piedmont College in their final regular
season conference contest. Tip off is set for 3 p.m. Central. Listen
live online at http://www.wconfm.com/wconlive.htm.