The Emory & Henry men’s basketball team was back in action Wed, Jan. 25, facing off against conference foe Roanoke College. After a back and forth few minutes between, with the score tied at 13 the Wasps broke out and went on 10-2 run to lead 23-15.
Later on in the first half Roanoke would tie things right back up, as they went on a 12-4 run. Things would remain even going into the half as Roanoke College led 41-40. Junior John Shelor and Sophomore Aaron Ferguson were leading the way for the Wasps at the half as Shelor piled up 9 points and Ferguson had 8.
In the second half E&H went cold from the field and Roanoke College was shooting lights out from the field. The defense was also stellar for the Maroons, as they played a smaller lineup. That smaller lineup led to more fouls being called against the much bigger Wasps.
The Wasps would eventually fall to Roanoke College 77-65. E&H was led by Senior Myles Turner and Ferguson who both had 12 points on the night. Roanoke College was led by Senior John Fitchett who had 19 points on the night; Fitchett also went 4-4 from beyond the arc. First-year Caleb Jordan also added 17 points for Roanoke being another reason why E&H fell to the Maroons.
E&H was back in action Sat, Jan. 28, as the Wasps went up against one of their fiercest rivals in the ODAC, the Hampden-Sydney Tigers. E&H would open up the game trailing 5-4, but that was no problem for the Wasps.
E & H would go on a 13-2 run, building a 17-7 lead. Later on in the half E&H was leading 26-17; they would go on another run, eventually leading the Tigers 41-23. Eventually the Tigers would trip the lead and trail Emory at the half 45-30.In the second half E&H would keep building onto their lead, at one point leading H-SC 70-48. At that point E&H would go on another run, their biggest of the game. The Wasps went on an 18-7 run and would finally blowout the visiting Tigers 92-67.
First-year Colin Molden led all scorers with 20 points, as he provided all of his points off the bench. John Shelor also played quiet for the Wasps having 17 points of his own. The win made Emory’s record 12-7, (6-4 ODAC), also moving the Wasps into third place in the ODAC standings.
– Andrew McClung