Garcia's career-high 23 lifts Scots past Huntingdon 81-66

Garcia's career-high 23 lifts Scots past Huntingdon 81-66

The Maryville College men's basketball team relied on 46 bench points to claim their 16th win of the season with an 81-66 hard fought USA South road victory over Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama on Sunday afternoon.


Lone senior Tyler Spicer sent MC to the intermission with a 41-33 advantage after pouring in 16 first half points.


Huntingdon scored 46 of their 66 points in the paint for the game, but MC's defense held the Hawks to a collective 39% shooting that included only a 30% success rate (6-for-20) from the perimeter.


Maryville maintained their lead, despite being out rebounded 47-34, by hitting 45% of their shots, 43% (15-for-35) treys, and an amazing 93% (12-for-13) from the charity stripe.


Scots sophomore guard Emanuelle Garcia finished the game with a career high in points (23) and three-pointers (7) on 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc. Maryville (16-5, 6-4 USA South) also saw Tyler Spicer finish with 18 points on 4-of-7 shooting that included a 4-for-6 effort from downtown. Sophomore guard Joshua Brooks stepped up with 14 points and a team-high five assists while Colt Nokes patrolled the paint with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.


Huntingdon (2-19, 0-10 USA South) was led by Andre Ashley's 13 points.


Maryville will now prepare to host USA South rival Piedmont College on Wednesday evening. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. in the Cooper Athletic Center.