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Sardayah Sambo (Middletown) became just the 12th player in Widener basketball history to clear 1,300 points

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FREDERICK, Md.Tyler Drews had just the second 40-point game of the season in the MAC as the Widener University men's basketball team toppled the Hood Blazers 104-80 in a MAC Commonwealth matchup on Saturday afternoon.
Drews had his day shooting 15-for-20 from the floor and hit on 10-of-12 shots from beyond the arc. It is the most field goals and three-pointers in a game this season in the Middle Atlantic Conferences and his 40 points are bested only by the 41 scored by Sam Light against Cairn on Nov. 15. The 10 treys are tied for the ninth most in a single game in Division III this season.
Hood stayed within shouting distance early as Widener held a 14-8 lead just more than five minutes in. The Pride continued to shoot lights out, outscoring the Blazers 42-25 for the remainder of the frame, taking a 56-33 lead into halftime while shooting 66.7 percent in the period.
The Blue and Gold saw the lead swell to as many as 41 in the second half, taking a 92-41 lead with 7:41 remaining. Hood closed the game well, netting 14 of the final 18 points in the contest.

  • In addition to Drews scoring output, he also led the Pride with eight rebounds and dished five assists.
  • Sardayah Sambo (Middletown) became just the 12th player in Widener basketball history to clear 1,300 points with his 10 in the contest.
  • Elijah Boyd reached double-figures for the fourth straight game with 16. Connor Laverty also reached double figures with 11.
  • Ryan McMahon delivered eight assists in the game.
  • As a team, the Blue and Gold shot 65.6 percent (40-for-61) from the floor and 18-of-29 (62.1 percent) from long distance.


  • Holding a 14-8 lead, Widener went on a 17-6 run with Drews scoring nine of the points to open a 31-14 advantage midway through the half.
  • After the teams traded baskets for the next five minutes, the Pride scored 15 of the final 20 points of the half, the last coming on a Sam Smith trey to go into the locker room up 56-33.
  • Drews had 22 in the half, dropping 8-of-10 of his shots from the floor including six from long distance.
  • As a team, Widener shot 21-for-31 from the field in the half.


  • After Hood scored five of the first seven points of the stanza, Widener put the game away with a 34-13 run in the next 10:30, hitting 81.3 percent its shots and going 6-for-7 from three-point range.
  • As part of the run, Sambo connected on a layup just past the midway point to reach the 1,300 point mark in his career.
  • Drews had 18 points and three assists in the half.

Widener returns home to square off against Arcadia on Tuesday. Feb. 13. Tipoff is slated for 8:00 p.m.

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