Andrew McClung, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
Emory & Henry picked up their first win of the season against Sewanee University, on Wednesday November 15.
It was a sloppy start for the Wasps, with E&H having many turnovers early. Sewanee capitalized off of those turnovers, turning them into points. The Wasps trailed 23-19, before embarking on a late first half 15-2 run. That put the Wasps up 34-25, before E&H eventually closed out the half leading 42-30.
The second half, the Wasps never looked back closing the door on the Tigers. Sewanee never came within more than nine points, before E&H finally won the game 80-70.
Senior Chase Branscomb led the way for E&H finishing with a double-double to begin the season. Branscomb had 19 points to go alongside 13 rebounds.
Branscomb spoke about the win and his double-double after the game saying “it’s all my teammates man, there’s nothing that I do that my teammates aren’t involved in. I love these dudes and I’d run through a wall for every single one of them. The double-double is nice, but is small in comparison to what we are trying to accomplish here.”
Junior Jarris Hendricks had a breakout game and proved to be a key contributor for E&H. Hendricks came off the bench and provided 12 points, while pulling down three rebounds. Hendricks also shot a perfect 2 for 2 from beyond the arc. Hendricks spoke about his play after the win.
“I just tried to pick my spots and my teammates did a good job of finding me when I was open. It just felt real good tonight.”
Other players that shined for the Wasps included senior John Shelor, freshman Colin Molden, freshman Tharon Suggs and sophomore Daniel Spencer. Shelor had 14 points with seven rebounds, while Molden had nine points with five assists. Suggs and Spencer, who were both playing in their first games in a Wasps uniform, each contributed eight points.
The win puts the Wasps record at 1-0, with their next game being this Saturday, November 18. The Wasps host Maryville University with tip off set for 3 PM, and warmup set for 2:15 PM.