Men's Basketball Falls in Road Game to EMU

Nathaniel Christian
Nathaniel Christian

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Hood College's Evan Wang had the most steals for a Blazer in 10 years, but it was not enough in a 98-83 loss at Eastern Mennonite. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Wang recorded seven steals, two short of Darnell Edmonds school record of nine in 2007. The freshman added eight rebounds and four assists to his evening. 
  • Daniel Wegener reached double digits off the bench for the second game in a row, hitting all four of his field goals on his way to 13 points. The junior's five blocks were the most for a Hood player since Scott Bolen rejected as many in 2015. 
  • Nathaniel Christian came off the bench for a team-high 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting. 
  • Luke Casey turned in his second straight double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. 

How it Happened

  • Hood took a 12-11 lead on a layup by Christian Evans with 13:32 left in the first half, the first of four lead changes in the next two minutes and 20 seconds. 
  • Rashawn Latimer's layup with 11:22 remaining in the half gave the Royals a 16-15 lead and they never trailed again. 
  • Kobe Butler brought the Blazers within 33-32 with a 3-pointer at 4:24, but EMU answered with a 3-pointer by Maleke Jones stretched the Eastern Mennonite lead to 36-32. 
  • Trailing 46-39 at halftime, Hood pulled within four after tip-in by Luke Casey and a free throw by Butler with 19 minutes left. 
  • A 10-2 run by EMU followed and Hood never pulled within eight after that. 

Notes

  • Latimer hit 9 of 15 field goals on his way to a game-high 24 points. 
  • Jerome Jones and Isaiah Winn-Harris scored 18 points apiece for Eastern Mennonite, while Jones added 10 rebounds for a double-double.
  • Hood outrebounded EMU 47-43. 

Up Next

The Blazers host Delaware Valley on November 25. 

 

 

 

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