Chillicothe, OH -- The Hocking College men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Chillicothe to face the Ohio University - Chillicothe Hilltoppers and came away with a pair of exhibition victories. The men dominated the second half to win, 98-71, and the Lady Hawks handled the Lady Hilltoppers, 66-46.
In the men’s game, the Hawks -- who trailed 36-34 at halftime -- raced to 64 points in the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Hilltoppers, 64-35.
The Hawks were led by a pair of freshmen guards. Ben Hershberger tallied 19 points and Landon Sprigler added 17. Sophomore guard Donovan Saine dropped in 12 more as the third Hawk scoring in double-figures.
The women were paced by freshman guard Peyton Campbell with 22pts and sophomore forward Samantha Thompson with 18pts
Hocking opens the 2019-20 season on Friday, November 1, vs Ohio Christian University (JV team). Tipoff is set for 7pm in the Hocking College Student Center. The Lady Hawks start the regular season on Sunday, November 3, at Rio Grande (vs. the JV team) at 1 pm.
By Trevor Stephens
Hocking College Athletics