Men's basketball downs Mustangs, extends win streak to four

Jared Ruiz (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Jared Ruiz (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College men's basketball team picked up its fourth straight win with an 82-67 over visiting Stevenson in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth action. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Evan Wang led the Blazers with 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting to go with four assists and four steals. 
  • Mason Wang finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists. 
  • Jared Ruiz scored 13 points off the bench on 5 of 10 shooting. 
  • Ian Eversull had nine points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and two blocks. 

How it Happened

  • Hood trailed 23-22 with 8:32 left in the half before Evan Wang and Ruiz scored every point in an 11-0 run for a 33-23 lead with six minutes left. The two teams traded baskets for the rest of the half and the Blazers carried a 43-34 edge at halftime behind 11 points by Wang. 
  • A layup by Wang extended the lead to 59-44 with 15:24 left in the game before Stevenson went on a 16-2 run to pull within a point on a 3-pointer by Montaque Wright with 9:48 to go. Hood answered with buckets by Eversull and Mason Wang before a 3-point field goal from Michael Riley to make it 68-60 three minutes later. 

Notes

  • Marcus Dentley led all scorers with 28 points on 11 of 16 shooting. 
  • Hood held the Mustangs to just 3 of 16 behind the arc. 
  • The Blazers outrebounded Stevenson 34-33. 
  • The win made Hood 11-6 overall and 5-3 in the MAC Commonwealth, while the Mustangs fell to 12-5 and 6-2. 

Up Next

The Blazers travel Alvernia on Saturday, January 19. 

 

 

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