MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon
College men's basketball team struggled scoring in the, 76-60, loss
to LaGrange College on Saturday evening in Roland Arena.
Huntingdon's senior Ephriam Hudson
paced the team with 11 points, followed by senior Adrian Williams' 9.
LaGrange shot 55.1 percent (27-of-49) from the field compared to
Huntingdon's 30.7 percent (23-of-75).
The Hawks took their first lead of the
opening half, 22-21, after a jumper by senior Ephriam Hudson with
8:10 remaining. Huntingdon held onto the lead until 4:16 left in the
half, when LaGrange's Blake Craft nailed a three-pointer giving the
Panther's a 32-31 advantage.
Hawks freshman Dayne Smith sank a
three-pointer trimming LaGrange's margin to five points, 39-34, with
1:20 remaining. LaGrange added five straight points, 44-34, taking a
10 point advantage into intermission.
In the second half, LaGrange maintained
a double digit lead over Huntingdon, including the Panthers largest
margin, 76-55, with 3:10 left in regulation. The Panthers outscored
the Hawks 32-26 in the final period of Saturday's game.
Despite the loss, Huntingdon
out-rebounded the Panthers 42-39 while senior Jack Montgomery and
junior Jacob Moody each grabbed seven boards in the loss.
The Panthers (4-19, 2-3 GSAC) were led
by senior Nic Whitfield with a game-high 20 points, while Craft added
14 in the victory.
The Hawks (10-12, 2-3 GSAC) return to
Roland Arena on Monday, Feb. 14, taking on Berry College at 6 p.m.
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