MOUNTAIN, Ga. ---- The Huntingdon College men's basketball team won
54-49 against Covenant College on Saturday afternoon. After a 25-25
tie at the half, the Hawks largest lead was 13 points during the
second period in the victory.
a close first half, there were ten lead changes and the largest lead
of which was five points by Huntingdon. Covenant's Sam Bowman made a
layup with one second left in the period to tie the game 25-25.
three early lead changes in the second half, Huntingdon was able to
score six straight points, capped by junior D'Awvalo Turnipseed's
three-pointer with 4:57 left in the game. Turnipseed's shot gave the
Hawks a 13 point lead late in the game.
Scots could not recover from the 13 point deficit, but managed to cut
the Hawks' lead down to four points with five seconds left in the
game. Huntingdon's Deshawn Williams converted 1-of-2 free throws with
five seconds remaining. Covenant's last second three-point shot
failed and the Hawks' finished with a five point lead, 54-49.
D'Awvalo Turnipseed paced the team with 11 points, including 3-of-6
beyond the three-point line. Senior James Daniels recorded a
double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the game. While
Senior Adrian Williams and Ephriam Hudson each posted 10 points and 6
rebounds in the win.
the loss, Covenant held a 46-38 advantage on the glass. The Hawks'
converted 36.4 percent of its shots, hitting 16-of-44, while the
Scots finished 16-of-59 (27.1%). The Hawks' hit 36.4 percent
(8-of-22) of its three-point shots, compared to Covenant's 15 percent
(1-8) was led by Kacey Chambers and Sam Bowman, who each finished
with 12 points in the loss.
(3-4) travels to Rome, Ga. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, to take on Berry
College (4-1). Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.