The Huntingdon College Hawks exploded for a 60% shooting effort in the second half to defeat Maryville College 66-56 in USA South Athletic Conference men's basketball in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday afternoon.
Maryville took a 30-26 lead into the half. The Scots shot 41% from the floor in the first period while holding the Hawks to a 34% success rate.
Huntingdon used an 11-point second half by Kyante Pines and a 15-for-25 team effort from the floor to pull away from the Scots for a 10-point league victory. Maryville closed the game hitting only 9-of-32 shots (28%) that included a 4-for-14 effort from beyond the arc.
Huntingdon (5-6, 2-2 USA South) was led by Pines' game-high 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Jacob Champion tallied nine points off the bench while Isaiah King added eight points. The Hawks outrebounded MC 41-30 while finishing 47% from the floor and 42% from long distance.
Maryville (7-5, 3-2 USA South) saw their six-game win streak snapped after a 34% shooting effort (22-for-63) on the day that included hitting only 7-of-24 shots from beyond the arc. Emier Bowman paced the Scots with 10 points and seven rebounds. Dante Hoppa added nine points and seven boards while Kaleb Estes tossed in nine points off the bench.
The Scots will conclude a key league road trip on Sunday as they travel to LaGrange, Georgia to challenge the Panthers of LaGrange College. Tip-off is slated for 3:00 p.m.