The Maryville College men's basketball team rolled to their fourth straight victory and an 8-1 record with a strong perimeter attack that featured 14 three-pointers in an 82-52 thrashing of Shenandoah University at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday evening.
The Scots' Dante Hoppa paced all scorers with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting including a 5-for-7 effort from beyond the arc. Calvin Songster deposited three treys while finishing with 13 points while Emier Bowman went 4-for-7 from the field for 11 points. Colt Nokes was strong in the paint with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Hoppa added seven boards with Bowman grabbing six additional rebounds.
On a 48% shooting effort that included an 8-for 15 success rate from long distance, Maryville cruised to a 42-27 halftime advantage. The Hornets hit only one three-pointer (1-for-8) while shooting only 40% before intermission.
Shenandoah, led by Kaimonne Douglas' 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting and Malcolm Clark's game-high 11 rebounds, could not close the gap in the second half. The Hornets (5-5) finished with a 4-for-15 effort from three-point range while ending with a 38% effort (19-for-49) from the floor.
The Scots finished 30-for-66 from the floor while sinking 43% of their perimeter attacks.
This was the first meeting between the Scots and the ODAC's Hornets in the past 25 seasons.
MC will complete their Music City Classic experience on Friday at 1:00 when they challenge Hendrix College.