November 15, 2013

Tinuoye debuts with 13 points

WINCHESTER, Va. – Hood scored the final four points of the first half and first four of the second half to open up a 10-point advantage en route to an 85-70 victory over McDaniel in the opening round of the BB&T Tipoff Classic hosted Shenandoah in season-opening men's basketball action on Friday.

Timi Tinuoye (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) recorded 13 points in his debut for the Green Terror (0-1), who will face Methodist in the consolation game on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cameron Cook paced the Blazers (1-0), who had five players reach double figures, with 19 points.

In a game that featured 70 combined free throws, Hood went 29-for-36 (80.6 percent) from the charity strike while McDaniel was 19-for-34 (55.9).

Clinging to a 32-30 lead after two Tinuoye free throws with 3:02 left in the first half, Noble Cunningham hit a single free throw nearly a minute later and Justin Bowens just beat the first-half buzzer with a triple to push the lead to six at the break.

Two Reggie Daniels free throws and a Terell Buyck layup in the first 30 seconds o the second half stretched the lead to 10.

Wesley Brooks (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) trimmed the deficit to eight on the next Green Terror possession but Cook responded with a 3-pointer to spark a 7-0 burst.

A Tinuoye triple with 7:36 to play capped an 18-6 burst that closed the deficit to 64-58 but Matt Galloway responded with a 3-pointer of his own and McDaniel could get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

In a first half that featured five ties and eight lead changes, neither team led by more than five until the Bowens trey at the buzzer.

Jimmy Cranwell (Brick, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven Regional) added 11 points and five rebounds for the Green Terror while Nic Martin (Hagerstown, Md./St. Maria Goretti) added 10 points and three assists.

Brooks had four helpers while Tinuoye led the way on the glass with six boards.

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