Hawks Drop Final Home Game of the Regular Season
MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon College men's basketball team lost by 10 points in its final home game of the regular season, 73-63, to Berry College on Monday evening.
Berry shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from the field compared to Huntingdon's 39.7 percent (23-of-58). The Vikings held a 38-29 advantage on the glass in Monday's win.
Senior Ephriam Hudson led the Hawks with 10 points in the first half, including 2-of-3 beyond the three point arc. However, the Vikings took a three point advantage, 30-27, into intermission. Huntingdon gained its largest lead of the half, 17-10, with 10:35 remaining in the opening period after Hudson sank a three-pointer.
Berry went on an 11-point scoring spree with 6:10 left in the first half taking a three point lead, 22-19. The Hawks tied the game up at 22 points, but the Vikings outscored Huntingdon 8-5 in the last three minutes of action ending the half up 30-27.
Junior D'Awvalo Turnipseed's jumper in the paint gave the Hawks the one point advantage, 37-36, and their first lead of the second half with 16:57 remaining. The Hawks and Vikings exchanged the lead four straight times before Huntingdon jumped out to a five point lead, 46-41, from a seven point run with 13:30 left.
Berry held Huntingdon to only one point from 7:28 to the 3:20 mark outscoring the Hawks 9-1, until Hudson's floater cut the margin to 64-61. In the final 2:15, the Vikings secured the, 73-63, victory by outscoring the Hawks 9-2 on Monday evening.
Hudson finished the night with 16 points, followed by Turnipseed and senior Deshaun Williams each adding 11 points in the loss.
Berry was led by Tim Miles with a game-high 21 points, including 4-of-6 from beyond the three point arc.
Huntingdon travels Demorest, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 19, taking Piedmont College in their final regular season conference contest. Tip off is set for 3 p.m. Central.