Men's Basketball Just Short Against Albright

Austin Griffiths (Photo by Brigid Ayer)
Austin Griffiths (Photo by Brigid Ayer)

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College men's basketball team nearly erased a 21-point halftime deficit, but Albright held on to win 75-69 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth action. 

How it Happened

  • Hood (13-8, 5-7) trailed 46-25 at halftime, but came storming back in the second half and had a chance to tie the game with 24 seconds left. Trevor Magnuski drove to the basket and was fouled to pull Hood within one, 70-69. The free throw was off the mark and Albright grabbed the rebound. The Blazers were forced to foul and Fred Rowles extended the lead to 71-69 with 18 seconds remaining. Still, with a chance to tie or take the lead, Hood was called for a turnover and DeJuan Smith was able to ice the game with four free throws in the final 10 seconds. 
  • A 25-11 run by Hood over a span of over nine minutes allowed the Blazers to claw their way back into the game. Hood trailed 59-44 with 10 minutes to play, but the Blazers scored the next seven points and trailed by just eight, 59-51, after a Scott Bolen 3-point play with 8:26 on the clock.
  • Daniel Wegener scored all nine of his points in the final 6:06, including a perfect 7 of 7 at the free throw line, to aid the comeback.

Inside the Box Score

  • Hood did not have a player score in double figures, but 12 different players had points, including eight with at least five points. 
  • In addition to Wegener's nine points, he led the team with eight rebounds. Magnuski, Bolen and Kobe Butler each finished with eight points. 

Notes

  • Omari Ringgold went 7 of 15 from 3-point range and ended the night with a game-high 27 points. Smith finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Rowles added 10 points and seven assists. 
  • Hood held a 45-38 rebounding edge. 
  • 38 of Hood's 69 points came from the bench. 

Up Next

The Blazers host Stevenson on February 8 at 8 p.m.