Men's basketball defeats Hampden-Sydney

Austin Wrighten is introduced before the game, high-fiving teammates.

Lynchburg, Va. –  The Lynchburg College men's basketball team won its second Old Dominion Athletic Conference game against the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney, 101-92.

The Hornets had an impressive game with seven players scoring in the double digits led by junior Austin Wrighten (Woodbridge, Va.) with 18 points and six rebounds.

T.C. Thacker (Madison Heights, Va.) scored a career-high 12 points and eight rebounds, and he went 6-for-8 at the line. Devante' Young (Charlotte, N.C.) was all over the court, going 8-for-8 at the free throw line, totaling 14 points along with six assists and three rebounds.

The other Hornets who scored in the double digits are Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.) with 16, Brett Buisson (Henrico, Va.) with 13, Logan Seacrist (Fredericksburg,Va.) with 12, and Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) with 11.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 101, Hampden-Sydney 92

Records: Lynchburg College (8-6, 2-3 ODAC), Hampden-Sydney (4-10, 1-4 ODAC)

Venue: Turner Gymnasium, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney got a jump on the Hornets early in the first half and held on strong until the 6:00 mark in the first. Greene made a pair of free throws to bring the Hornets back even, 27-27. Lynchburg pulled ahead and ended the half with the score 40-36 in its favor.

  • The Hornets built upon their first-half momentum and created a 16-point cushion after a 3-point shot by Seacrist assisted by Buisson with 7:00 remaining. Hampden-Sydney attempted a comeback, but ended up falling short to the Hornets 101-92.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will be away in Harrisonburg matched up against Eastern Mennonite at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13.

--LC--