Athletic News

February 18, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Fall to LaGrange, 66-62

LAGRANGE, Ga.—The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell in its final Great South Athletic Conference regular-season game of the year, 66-62, to LaGrange on Thursday.

With the loss, the Hawks fell to 11-12 on the season and 2-4 in league play, while the Panthers improved to 8-17 on the year and 2-4 in the GSAC. As a result, the Hawks will now enter the upcoming league tournament as the No. 4 seed and will face either Maryville or Piedmont, depending on which school wins the head-to-head contest this weekend.

Junior Deshaun Williams led the Hawks with 16 points, while fellow junior Ephraim Hudson added 14 points. Senior Heath Miller led the team with six rebounds, while senior Chris Roberts and junior John Sloan each had a pair of steals.

Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, but the Hawks were outscored 44-38 in the period, which proved to be the difference.

In the half, LaGrange converted 55 percent of its shots, hitting 11-of-20 from the floor, but also attempted 25 free throws, of which it hit 20.

For the game, the Panthers knocked down 27-of-38 shots from the charity stripe, while the Hawks attempted just 16 for the game. Huntingdon committed just 13 turnovers, while forcing 18 from the Panthers.

Joe Cromwell led LaGrange with 17 points, while Nic Whitfield added 16 points.

Huntingdon will return to action on Saturday, when it travels to Pensacola, Fla., to take on Pensacola Christian at 7:30 p.m.

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Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
tlutz@huntingdon.edu

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


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