Men’s Basketball Edges Huntingdon for Second Straight Season

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee men's basketball team rallied for a second straight day in the final day of the Birmingham-Southern Black Tie Classic, as the Tigers downed the Hawks of Huntingdon College, 73-71, on Sunday afternoon from Bill Battle Coliseum.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (3-1) 73, Huntingdon (0-3) 71
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee started the game on a 7-1 run, but Huntingdon would rally to the game at 18 points apiece with 10:20 left in the half.

-Despite the Hawks taking a 22-21 lead with 9:07 left, the Tigers went on an 11-0 run to push the lead to 32-22 with 6:52 left in the half. Sewanee took a 41-36 lead into the locker room.

-With 14:38 left in regulation, the Hawks went on a 7-2 run to take a 47-46 lead, and from there, the teams traded the lead back-and-forth. There were 14 lead changes and two ties in the game.

-Trailing 70-67 with 3:40 left in the contest, Sewanee finished the game on a 6-1 run, as Joey Knox drained a triple with 70 seconds left in the game to give Sewanee the 72-70 advantage.

-Huntingdon missed a free throw and two field goal attempts, including a game-winning try from downtown as time expired.

-This is the second straight year that Sewanee has won a contest against Huntingdon on a go-ahead 3-pointer. Last season in Juhan Gymnasium, Hunter Buescher C'19 drained a shot in the corner as time expired to win the game.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Joey Knox led the Tigers with 16 points thanks to a 7-of-8 performance from the field.

-Adrian Thomas posted 13 points and added three assists, while Sean McDonough dropped 11 points and four rebounds.

-Ryan Starr scored eight points and contributed seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.

HUNTINGDON KEY STATISTICS
-Damien Madison scored a game-high 22 points, while James Harris added 14 points and four steals.

-Ceaunte Zachery also added 14 points off the bench.

UP NEXT
The Tigers' three-game road swing concludes with a trip to Atlanta against No. 6 Emory on Wednesday night.

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