Riley, Wang lead 3-point barrage at Stevenson

Evan Wang (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Evan Wang (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Hood College hit six 3-pointers in less than three minutes to spark a back-breaking 20-2 run to open the second half as the Blazers knocked off Stevenson 90-74 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth men's basketball action. 

Inside the Box Score

  • The duo of Michael Riley and Evan Wang finished with nearly identical numbers in the game, as both players scored 22 points on matching 6 of 9 efforts on 3-point attempts. Wang went 7 of 12 overall, trying one more field goal than Riley. Both players had three rebounds, three assists and four steals. 
  • They combined to hit 12 of the Blazers' 19 3-point field goals on the evening, one shy of the school record set on February 2 against Lebanon Valley. The 19 makes came on 43 attempts as Hood shot 44 percent from long range. 
  • Three other Blazers scored in double figures, led by Ian Eversull's season-high 17 on 7 of 13 shooting. Jared Ruiz and Mason Wang scored 10 points each. Wang turned in solid all-around night with seven rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists.

How it Happened

  • Evan Wang knocked down a 3-pointer with three seconds left in the first half with the game tied to send Hood into the locker room with a 39-36 lead. 
  • The momentum from that shot carried over into the second half. The Blazers had the ball first and Riley knocked down a 3-pointer eight seconds into the half. It was the first of three 3-pointers he hit during the run to go along with two by Evan Wang and one by his brother Mason. Evan Wang's 3-pointer with 17:11 to play gave Hood a 59-38 lead. 
  • The Blazers grew their lead as large as 24 points after a 3-point field goal by Ruiz at the 12:08 mark made it 70-46. Stevenson never pulled closer than 15 the rest of the way. 

Notes

  • Mark Terrell led the Mustangs with 15 points. Johnny Rhodes added 14, Marcus Dentley had 13 and Walt English finished with 10. Montaque Wright had a game-high 10 assists. 
  • While Hood was piling up 3-point field goals on the offensive end, the Blazers limited Stevenson to 7 of 22 (32 percent) on the defensive end.
  • Hood held a 36-11 advantage in points off turnovers. 
  • The Blazers improved to 16-8 overall and 10-5 in the MAC Commonwealth. Stevenson fell to 14-10 and 8-7. Hood kept pace with Widener for second place in the conference with one game to play. The Pride swept the season series with Hood, meaning the Blazers can secure the two-seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a win over Arcadia on February 16 and a Widener loss to Lycoming. Any other combination of outcomes will give Hood the third seed. 

Up Next

The Blazers host Arcadia on Senior Day on February 16 at 3 p.m. 

 

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