Men’s basketball falls in exhibition game at ASU

Raheem Berry led Huntingdon with 16 points, six rebounds and five steals in Thursday's exhibition loss to Division I Alabama State University. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Raheem Berry led Huntingdon with 16 points, six rebounds and five steals in Thursday's exhibition loss to Division I Alabama State University. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team faced a tough test in its preseason exhibition game at Alabama State University on Thursday night.

The Hawks battled the Division I Hornets evenly for most of the first half before ASU pulled away in the second half of a 93-58 win.

Huntingdon never led in the game, but never trailed by more than 11 points in the first half. With less than a minute to play in the first half, Huntingdon trailed by six points, 40-34. ASU carried a 43-34 lead into halftime.

The Hornets jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first four minutes of the second half and continued to pull away in the final 15 minutes.

In the second half, ASU hit 51.9 percent from the field and only missed 4-of-13 from 3-point range. For the game, the Hornets were 15-of-27 from 3-point range. Huntingdon was 5-for-27 from 3-point range and 13-of-26 from the free-throw line. Huntingdon matched ASU in rebounds with 47.

Raheem Berry led Huntingdon with 16 points, six rebounds and five steals. Jerrod Pettus and Charlie Johnson each had eight points and six rebounds. Andre Ashley added seven points and seven rebounds.

Huntingdon opens the season on Nov. 13 at Sewanee. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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