Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
After two losses on the road in Anaheim, the Hoyas returned to D.C tonight for another non-conference match-up against Longwood. What they didn’t expect was another team to take them to final minutes again where this time they escaped with a 91-83 victory.
The Hoyas got a late push from transfer Collin Hollingway, with 23 points. His highest point total prior to tonight was 7 points, but his last 8 points in the final three minutes made the difference in the game which was no more than a 3 point difference for over 10 minutes in the second half. Something that did not sit well with Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing after the game.
“We have to get better at everything,” said Ewing. “Some of these teams are better than you think, but we allow them to play better than they really are and that showed again tonight.
Some of what Ewing could be referring to could relate to the last loss in Anaheim to St. Joes. These types of losses have become more of the norm for the Hoyas the past few seasons and we think that is starting to mount on Ewing.
Aminu Mohammed added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoyas (3-3). Kaiden Rice scored 15, while Dante Harris pitched in with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Ewing is still looking for the right combination in his line up and tonight he had to deal with most of the second half without Timothy Ighoefe as he went down with an apparent injury that will require a MRI tomorrow. This could be a big blow to the Hoyas inside the paint game if he is out for an extended period of time.
DeShaun Wade had 21 points to lead the Lancers (4-4). Isaiah Wilkins added 14 points and eight rebounds. Justin Hill had 13 points.