By Chuck Tidmore
Sports Information Assistant
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team lost 67-61 to Averett on Sunday.
Senior Andre Ashley hit a pair of free-throws with 2:18 remaining in the game to pull the Hawks within two, but the Cougars used an 8-4 run to seal the victory.
With the loss, Huntingdon falls to 2-13 and 0-4 in the USA South Athletic Conference. Averett improves to 4-11 and 2-2 in the conference.
Both teams exchanged the lead early to start the game, but Huntingdon took a 9-6 lead with 14:46 remaining in the opening half and held it until 16:26 remaining in the game. A pair of Averett free-throws gave the Cougars a 37-35 lead which they held for the remainder of the game.
KK Franklin finished with six points, five rebounds and two blocks.
Huntingdon travels to Maryville on Saturday for a 1 p.m. conference matchup.