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Men’s basketball closes their season

Rachel Levy, Staff Writer

Men’s basketball will likely be playing their last game of the season this Tuesday, against team number five in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Emory & Henry College. Shenandoah was ranked number twelve, last in the ODAC, after winning only six games this season, and only three in conference games.

One of the Hornets’ conference wins came unexpectedly in an away game against the Emory & Henry Wasps.  The Hornets were down in the first half, but came back strong in the second to tie it up. With only five seconds left, sophomore Kelsey Thomas got the game winning basket, putting them ahead 80-78.

Unfortunately, this big win at the end of their regular season didn’t push them forward enough to get a higher seed in postseason.

Other big upset wins for the Hornets came on the road against Randolph and Randolph-Macon, both higher ranked teams.

Despite their low ranking in the conference, the men did set three school records this season, with one player making a personal school record.

Malcolm Clark, who led the team this season in points and assists, made the school record book for rebound average, tying for sixth place with an average of six rebounds per game.

The team as a whole tied for fourth in team minutes average with 203.  They also got tenth in the record book for field goal percentage defense with .446.

Even though they did not win many this season, the Hornets came close in some games. With many young players returning next year, the men will hopefully be able to take this year’s experience and use it to get a few more wins next season and, in turn, a higher playoff ranking.

 

(Image courtesy of SU.edu)

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