Men’s basketball falls in season opener

Junior Dantavius Washington, shown here against AUM last season, had 14 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday's 82-70 loss at Sewanee. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Junior Dantavius Washington, shown here against AUM last season, had 14 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday's 82-70 loss at Sewanee. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team opened the season with an 82-70 loss to Sewanee on Saturday night.

The Hawks played from behind for most of the game but only trailed 40-34 at the half. A strong second-half start helped Sewanee jump out to a 16-point lead in the first five minutes of the second half.

Huntingdon rallied late in the second half and pulled within seven points on a Bill Donaldson jumper. But the Hawks could not close the gap. Sewanee maintained at least an eight-point lead for the final five minutes.

Four Hawks finished in double figures. Senior Jerome Davis hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and seven assists. Junior Dantavius Washington added 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Junior Raheem Berry added 13 points, sophomore Andre Ashley had 12 points and nine rebounds and Donaldson had eight points and five rebounds.

Huntingdon travels to Birmingham-Southern on Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.

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