The Roanoke College men’s basketball team fell to fourth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings with a loss to Hampden-Sydney last Saturday. The Maroons dropped a 57-51 decision to the Tigers in the C. Homer Bast Center in Salem. With the loss the Maroons fell to 8-3 in conference games and their losses were all to the three teams ahead of them, Randolph-Macon, Guilford and Hampden-Sydney.
The Tigers improved to 10-1 in the ODAC with the win and trail only 11-0 Randolph-Macon in the standings. Third place Guilford is 9-2. The Maroons trailed 29-21 at the break, then Roanoke held the Tigers scoreless for the first 5:39 of the second half while pulling back within three thanks to layup by U-Edosomwan at 17:35.
A made free-throw by Kasey Draper got the Maroons within one at 39-38 with 7:42 left in the game and a Justin Kuthan layup gave Roanoke its first lead of the game at 40-39 with 7:18 on the clock. The game was tight the rest of the way. A jump shot by U-Edosomwan pulled the score even at 49-49 with 1:52 left. but the Tigers made eight free-throws to close out the game, 57-51. U-Edosomwan led RC with 14 points, Kasey Draper had a dozen and Justin Kuthan had 10. Kuthan had a dozen rebounds and U-Edosomwan grabbed 11 boards. The loss dropped RC to 15-5 overall and the Maroons were scheduled to host Lynchburg on Wednesday. This Saturday Ave
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