Scots tally 17 points off turnovers to upend Oglethorpe, 65-56

Scots tally 17 points off turnovers to upend Oglethorpe, 65-56

Maryville College used 17 points off turnovers on Sunday afternoon, as the Scots picked up their first win of the 2018-19 campaign with a 65-56 win over Oglethorpe University.

MC closed out the Emory Classic with the nine-point victory, as the Scots forced a total of 19 Stormy Petrel turnovers.

The Scots took control early, jumping to a 17-8 lead. They used a 7-0 run that saw a Dante Hoppa trey and four-straight points by Calvin Songster. Maryville extended that to a 13-point lead with an Emanuelle Garcia trey at the 7:17 mark on a Songster assist, 24-11.

MC's lead grew to as many as 17 in the first half, before they took their 13-point lead to the half, 32-19, in part because of their shooting from beyond the arc.

Maryville had 11 made shots from the field in the first half – five of those from long range. MC shot 38.5 percent from the 3-point line in the first half, as Hoppa and Garcia had a pair each.

The Scots added four more in the second half, as they fended off a 56.5 percent shooting effort by the Stormy Petrels in the stanza.

Joshua Brooks had 11 points in the second half, while Hoppa added 10. Songster would add nine to take the nine-point victory.

Maryville (1-3) was led by Hoppa's 16-point effort. The senior had seven rebounds and an assist to to go with his 7-of-18 effort. Songster had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals on the day, while Brooks added 15 points off the bench. He had a trio of assists, two rebounds and two steals for MC.

Garcia added six points off the bench with a pair of treys, while Estes had four points, three boards, an assist and a steal. Trevor Gaines-Perry had four points off the bench and four rebounds, as Emier Bowman added three points, seven rebounds and a steal. J.P. McGhee had two points, three rebounds, a steal and a block on the day.

Maryville shot 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from the field, as they notched nine treys at a 39.1 percent clip. The Scots gave up just seven turnovers, as they outscored Oglethorpe, 17-2, on points off turnovers.

The Stormy Petrels (2-3) outshot Maryville with a 39.6 percent (19-of-48) effort. They had six 3-pointers at a 25 percent rate, as they outrebounded the Scots, 42-41.

Zach Breathwaite led Oglethorpe with 14 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block off the bench. Ryan Jenei had 13 points, five boards, an assist and a steal, while Will Koch had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Maryville will return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 27, as they open USA South Athletic Conference play. MC hosts the Battle of the Scots on Randy Lambert Court, as tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.