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Hawks can’t keep pace with Maryville

Sophomore Brett Mitchell had six rebounds and eight points in Sunday's loss to Covenant. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Sophomore Brett Mitchell had six rebounds and eight points in Sunday's loss to Covenant. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team fought back from a slow start on Sunday but fell behind in the second half and lost to Maryville 81-66.

The Hawks fell behind by 12 points in the first six minutes of the game but rallied to within three points, 34-31 late in the first half. After trailing 41-33 at halftime, Huntingdon cut Maryville's lead to one, 41-40, with 18:17 left in the game.

But from there, Maryville (16-5, 6-4 USA South) began to pull ahead for good. The Scots built a 13-point lead with 11:55 to play and led by at least 10 points for the final 10 minutes of the game.

Andre Ashley had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Hawks (2-19, 0-10 USA South). Brett Mitchell added six rebounds and eight points, Trey Livingston also had six rebounds and Charlie Johnson had five rebounds.

Huntingdon hosts Covenant on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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