2011-12 Men's Basketball Headlines
May 10, 2012
Huntingdon joins USA South Athletic Conference
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that Huntingdon will join the NCAA-Division III USA South Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2013. Huntingdon and Covenant College (Ga.) were approved as members at a meeting of the USA South presidents yesterday. Current USA South members are Averett University (Va.), Ferrum College (Va.), Greensboro College (N.C.), Mary Baldwin College (Va.), Meredith College (N.C.), Methodist University (N.C.), N.C. Wesleyan College (N.C.), William Peace University (N.C.), and the conference's newest members, LaGrange College (Ga.), Piedmont College (Ga.), and Maryville College (Tenn.).
April 17, 2012
2011-12 Huntingdon Athletic Awards
February 24, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in GSAC semis
LaGRANGE, Ga. – LaGrange pulled away in the second half to end the Huntingdon men’s season on Friday. The Hawks battled with LaGrange for more than a half, but the Panthers took a 76-67 win in the Great South Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.
February 23, 2012
Huntingdon’s Thomas, Varney, Kilpatrick and Tackett recognized by GSAC
DECATUR, Ga. – Two Huntingdon men’s basketball players earned All-Conference honors and two others were named All-Academic with the release of the Great South Athletic Conference awards on Thursday.
February 22, 2012
Huntingdon men close out regular season with loss at Pensacola Christian
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team started strong but couldn’t get by Pensacola Christian on Tuesday night. The Hawks led by four at the half but fell 88-76 in the final game of the regular season.
February 18, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in overtime
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team missed a free throw at the end of regulation and couldn't get the final shot to fall in overtime as Piedmont escaped with an 89-87 win on Saturday. The Hawks (7-17, 3-5 Great South Athletic Conference) have lost three straight games by three points or less. This was the seventh loss by five points or less this season.
February 15, 2012
Huntingdon falls on last-second block
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half but came up a point short against LaGrange on Wednesday. LaGrange blocked a Huntingdon shot with two seconds left to pull out a 66-65 win at Roland Arena.
February 11, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball can’t hold off Hiwassee
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon built a double-digit lead in the first half and led by nine points in the second half, but Hiwassee College pulled ahead late for a 75-72 win at Roland Arena on Saturday.
February 8, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball snaps four-game skid with win at Covenant
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Huntingdon men held Covenant to 18 points in the second half and pulled out a 58-51 win on Wednesday night. The Hawks trailed 33-28 at the half but outscored Covenant 30-18 in the final 20 minutes.
February 4, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball loses GSAC battle at Maryville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Huntingdon fell behind early, rallied in the second half but came up short on Saturday at Maryville. Huntingdon pulled within three points in the final 10 minutes, but Maryville pulled away for a 99-88 win.
January 31, 2012
Huntingdon men can’t pull off season sweep of Berry
ROME, Ga. – Courtnee Edgar sank two free throws with nine seconds to play to pull Huntingdon within two points of Berry College on Tuesday. But that was as close as the Hawks could get. Berry’s Jonathan Adams sank 1-of-2 free throws with seven seconds remaining and the Hawks missed a 3-point attempt with two seconds left as the Vikings held on for an 83-80 win.
January 28, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball drops to 2-2 in GSAC
DEMOREST, Ga. – Five Huntingdon players combined for 73 points, but Piedmont pulled out a 90-82 win Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2012
Thomas and Haggerty Earn Player of the Week Honors
DECATUR,Ga.- Heading into the final month before the conference tournament, Lindsay Haggerty of Wesleyan and Jeremiah Thomas of Huntingdon claim this week's Great South Athletic Conference player of the week honors after putting up solid stats for their squads in the last seven days of play. This marks the first time either athlete has been given the award this season.
January 23, 2012
Huntingdon men slip against Rust College
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had its opportunities Monday night. Trailing by one with less than 30 seconds to play, the Hawks were in position to take the last shot and win the game. Instead, Huntingdon missed three shots under the basket in the final seconds and Rust College hung on to win 83-80.
January 21, 2012
Huntingdon men bounce back with conference win over Covenant
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team built an early lead Saturday, but had trouble putting Covenant College away at Roland Arena. The Hawks built a double-digit lead twice, only to watch the Scots chip away and get back in the game. Huntingdon’s final push made the difference as the Hawks came away with a 79-65 win.
January 19, 2012
Huntingdon men’s winning streak ends at LaGrange
LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind late in the first half and lost to LaGrange College 90-68 on Wednesday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Huntingdon (5-10, 1-1 Great South Athletic Conference).
January 18, 2012
Covington and Edgar Nab Player of the Week Honors
DECATUR, Ga.- After a strong week of performances, the Great South Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the winners of this week's player of the week honors, Katie Covington of LaGrange and Courtnee Edgar of Huntingdon. This is the first time the duo has received the award this season.
January 16, 2012
Thomas’ double-double powers Huntingdon men past Pensacola Christian
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It was a closer game than head coach Mike Pugh would have liked, but the Huntingdon men’s basketball team pushed its winning streak to three games with a 79-77 win over Pensacola Christian on Monday.
January 14, 2012
Huntingdon men win GSAC opener, beat Maryville for first time since 2006
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Sophomore Courtnee Edgar and his Huntingdon teammates don’t want to forget the first part of the season. They want to learn from it. It was a tough stretch that included an 0-7 start and eight straight road games. But the early adversity challenged the Hawks to become a stronger team. There is still improvement to be made, but Saturday’s 87-74 win over Maryville College was a big step for Huntingdon (4-9). It was the fourth win in six games and gives Huntingdon a 1-0 record in the Great South Athletic Conference.
January 11, 2012
Huntingdon men knock off Berry for third win in five games
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon men’s basketball coach Mike Pugh challenged his team at halftime on Tuesday. Nursing a one-point lead against Berry College, Pugh wanted his team to set the second-half tempo with defense. The Hawks answered the challenge by allowing 19 points in the final 20 minutes and knocking off the Vikings 75-57 at Roland Arena.
January 7, 2012
Huntingdon men’s basketball loses at Rust College
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind late in the first half and couldn’t recover in a 93-71 loss to Rust College on Saturday.
January 4, 2012
Petty and Varney lead Huntingdon men to second win in three games
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men were in a battle from start to finish on Wednesday. In a game where neither team ever led by more than seven points, the Hawks prevailed in the final minutes for a 76-73 win over Rust College in the James C. Campbell Memorial Classic at Maryville College.
January 3, 2012
Huntingdon men stumble in second half against Wittenberg
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team played a strong first half against Wittenberg on Tuesday. But the Tigers used a big run to open the second half and knocked off the Hawks 75-62 in the first game of the James C. Campbell Memorial Classic at Maryville College.
December 18, 2011
Huntingdon men knock off Berry for first win of the season
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had been agonizingly close to victory in the first seven games of the season. Three losses against nationally ranked competition and three losses by 10 points or less were frustrating. But the Hawks continued to push forward. The perseverance paid off on Sunday with a 79-63 win over Berry College in the Rhodes Christmas Invitational.
December 17, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in Rhodes Christmas Invitational
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team built an early lead on Saturday but Rhodes College stormed back to win the first game of the Rhodes Christmas Invitational. The Lynx rallied from an eight-point deficit in the first half and pulled away in the second half for an 84-59 victory.
December 10, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball comes up short at Hiwassee
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore Jason Varney scored a career-high 23 points and three other Hawks scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough for the Huntingdon men’s basketball team on Saturday. Hiwassee College took the lead in the final four minutes and held on to beat the Hawks 89-85.
November 30, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball loses at 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team started strong Wednesday night. But 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern took the lead shortly before halftime and never trailed again. The Panthers controlled the second half and won 93-75.
November 27, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball comes up short at Millsaps
JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind in the first half and couldn’t close the gap in a 74-64 loss at Millsaps on Sunday.
November 19, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball loses to No. 23 Hampden-Sydney in Huntingdon Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team hasn't taken the easy road to open the season. In five days, the Hawks have hosted two nationally ranked opponents at Roland Arena, lost a two-point battle with 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern and a five-point battle with Concordia College. On Saturday, the Hawks fell to 23rd-ranked Hampden-Sydney 98-71 in the Huntingdon Classic. The Hawks (0-3) are still looking for their first win, but head coach Mike Pugh is encouraged by what he has seen.
November 18, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball falls to Concordia in Huntingdon Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the second time in two games, the Huntingdon men’s basketball team battled but came up short in the final seconds in a tight game. After falling by two points in the season opener, Huntingdon fell to Concordia College on Friday night. The Hornets eased ahead late to win 87-82 in the second game of the Huntingdon Classic at Roland Arena.
November 16, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball opens with loss to 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team opened the season with a tough loss Tuesday night. The Hawks battled Birmingham-Southern until the buzzer, but the 22nd-ranked Panthers left Roland Arena with an 81-79 victory.
November 15, 2011
Huntingdon men’s basketball hosts 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern tonight
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team opens the season tonight against a nationally ranked opponent at Roland Arena. The Hawks host 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern College at 7 p.m.
November 13, 2011
Huntingdon men's basketball falls to UNA in exhibition play
FLORENCE, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team closed out the preseason with an exhibition game at the University of North Alabama on Sunday. The Division III Hawks wanted a good test before Tuesday’s season opener and the Division II Lions provided it. Five players scored in double figures as UNA shot better than 49 percent for the game and beat the Hawks 101-74.