FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College men's basketball team will host Arcadia for a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth matchup on Monday, February 01 at 8 p.m.
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The Blazers are 10-9 overall this season and 4-6 in the MAC Commonwealth.
Hood is led by senior Davon Hill (Clinton, Md. / Potomac School), who is averaging 14.8 points per game and has a team-high 60 assists on the year. Freshman Jared Ruiz (Frederick, Md. / Oakdale) adds 9.2 points per game average and leads the team in 3-pointers with 26. Freshman Daniel Wegener (Falling Waters, W. Va. / Broadfording Christian (Md.)) leads the team in rebounds with 7.1 per game and is contributing an average of 9.5 points per game.
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Hood College fell to visiting Albright in conference action on Senior Day for the Blazers, 90-59. Wegener led Hood with 16 points and nine rebounds. He was 4-of-7 shooting and 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Jeffrey Monfort (Wicomico, Md. / Wicomico) came off the bench for seven points in eight minutes of work. Trevor Magnuski (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) had seven boards and Ian Eversull (Ijamsville, Md. / Urbana) blocked two shots.
Arcadia is 13-5 on the season overall and 6-3 in the MAC Commonwealth.
The Knights are led in scoring by John Landro, who is averaging 17.8 points per game and shooting 41.8 percent from 3-point-range and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. Ryan Kelly is averaging 13.9 points per contest for the Knights, and a team-high 3.5 assists. Evan Slone is leading Arcadia in rebounding with 5.9 per game, along with 11.1 points and his team-high 16 blocks on the year.
Hood College got career-highs from Ruiz and Wegener as the freshman class combined for 49 points, but it was not enough as Arcadia held off the Blazers 70-65 in their first matchup this season on January 2.
Ruiz knocked down 8-of-16 field goals and 3-of-6 3-pointers on his way to career-bests of 21 points and nine rebounds. Wegener had the highest scoring day of his college career with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Hill had six assists.
The Blazers will travel to Alvernia and continue their MAC Commonwealth play on Wednesday night, February 3 at 8 p.m.