Scots use depth, defense to defeat Huntingdon 88-50

Scots use depth, defense to defeat Huntingdon 88-50

The Maryville College men's basketball program snapped a two-game slide with an 88-50 thrashing of Huntingdon College on Saturday afternoon in MC's Boydson Baird Gymnasium.


The Scots pulled away in the first half with a solid defensive effort that forced 13 Hawk turnovers while holding Huntingdon to only a 25% shooting effort from the floor (8-for-31). Maryville knocked down seven treys while hitting 41% from the floor skating to a 41-22 halftime advantage.


MC continued their torrid pace shooting 50% in the closing half (18-for-36) while the Hawks could only manage 28 second half points.


Huntingdon (2-14, 0-5 USA South) dropped their third consecutive challenge behind Jahal Robinson's 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Scotty Chadwick and Brett Mitchell each added seven points in the loss.


Maryville (12-3, 3-2 USA South) used a 19-point effort by Dante Hoppa to move back into the win column. Hoppa hit 7-of-11 shots including three from beyond the arc. Emanuelle Garcia was strong on the perimeter with four treys finishing with 16 points. Calvin Songster added a 3-for-7 from effort from downtown for 11 points while Colt Nokes battled in the paint for 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.


The Scots proved once again unselfish dishing out 23 assists led by Kaleb Estes, Calvin Songster, and Emier Bowman each distributing four assists. MC finished defensively forcing 24 Huntingdon turnovers while out rebounding the Hawks 48-37.


Maryville will now prepare to challenge Piedmont College on Monday evening in Demorest, Georgia. The key USA South match-up will tip-off at 7:30 p.m.