Immediate Release –Sports
January 25, 2017
(19)Sinclair Men’s Basketball blow out Hocking 109-69
Dayton, OH-The (19)Sinclair Men’s Basketball (16-4/4-3) rebounded well from the lopsided loss on Saturday at #4 Cuyahoga with an impressive 109-69 win over Hocking College (7-13).
Hocking College is a provisional member of the OCCAC this year as they look to become a full member 2017-18. This is the third meeting between the two institutions with Sinclair winning both contest last year 115-79 & 120-61.
Sinclair jump out early on Hocking with a 24-7 lead and was rolling through the first half behind 15 points 6 rebounds from Akiean Frederick (6-09/SO-Franklin Heights H.S.). Although it didn’t feel like a 20 point margin but the Pride was able to finish the half up 48-28.
The second half was much of the same as Sinclair continued to score at will. The Hawks did make a couple of mini runs only to see the Pride pull back away with easy transition baskets.
Leading the way for the Pride was Dwayne Chastain, Jr. (6-03/SO-Thurgood Marshall H.S.) with 20 points and 7 assist. Akiean Frederick (6-09/SO-Franklin Heights H.S.) and Leander Williams (5-6/FR – Fort Wayne Snider) both chipped in with 19 points. Leander did set a new school record with making his first 16 free throws to start a career.
LiDonta Hick-Gentry (6-7/FR-Fort Wayne (IN) Snider H.S.) recorded his 6th double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Jaquan Harrison (6-4/FR-Columbus Africentric H.S.) and Quinnten McComas (6-2/SO-Marion Harding HS) both had 12 points each.
The win tonight also marks another milestone for Coach Price, this was his 250th career win at Sinclair.
Sinclair Men will finish the first round of conference play with a home game Saturday afternoon against Edison State, estimated start time 3pm or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the Women’s game.
Saturday’s game will be the Men’s Basketball annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suites and Sneakers Game. Coach Jeff Price has been a longtime member of the NABC and has supported the Suites and Sneakers weekend as well as the Jimmy V Foundation.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
The Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week, January 23-29, 2017, is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise awareness about the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission, and promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support.
While coaching games during the week, coaches wear sneakers with their game attire as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.
All home games are played in the only arena in the nation named Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.