November 17, 2012

Tigers Roar Past Shoremen, 102-70

Weston Scores Team-Best and Career-High 13 Points

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Visiting #25 Hampden-Sydney got a game high 20 points by Khobi Williamson as the Tigers scored a 102-70 victory over host Washington College on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in non-conference men's basketball action.  The Tigers are now 1-0 on the year, while the Shoremen drop to 0-2. 

The Shoremen led 6-4 with 16:50 left in the first half following two free throws by sophomore guard Sean Brooks (North Wales, PA/North Penn) before the Tigers went on a 36-7 run to take a 40-13 lead with 4:50 to go in the opening half on a traditional three-point play by Leon Hargrove.  During that stretch, Hampden-Sydney made 12 field goals, while holding Washington just two made baskets from the floor.  The Tigers would to 35 points at halftime to take a 56-21 lead into intermission.

In the second half, the Tigers' lead would fluctuate between 29 and 37 points.  Washington did manage to outscore Hampden-Sydney in the second half, 49-46.

Harrison George added 18 points for the Tigers, while Hargrove chipped in with 12 points and tied for tops in the game with four steals.  Mike Murray came off the bench to hand out a game-high eight assists.  The Tigers held a 41-25 edge in rebounds in the win, with Cam Anderson and Sam Dale each grabbing seven boards.  The Tigers shot 65% (37-for-57) from the floor, 27% (3-for-11) from three-point land and 68% (25-for-37) from the foul line.

Sophomore guard John Weston (Tampa, FL/Bolles School) had a personal-high 13 points to lead the hosts, while Brooks, sophomore guard Kevin Cunningham (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape), senior forward Charlie McShane (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) and guard Stephen Poarch (Middletown, DE/Sanford School) all scored 10 points.  For Brooks, the 10 points was a career-high.  McShane and Poarch each distributed four assists to lead the team, while Poarch had four boards to top the hosts.  McShane had a career-topping four steals to tie Hargrove for game-high.  The Shoremen shot 33% (18-for-55) from the field, 35% (9-for-26) from behind the arc and 74% (25-for-34) from the charity stripe.

Hampden-Sydney outscored Washington in points in the paint (62-16), points off turnovers (30-17), second chance points (15-9), transition points (19-6) and bench points (45-23).

WC opens up Centennial Conference action on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. when they travel to #9 Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, PA.

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