NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Shenandoah University men's basketball team opened up its play at the 2016 Music City Classic with an 82-52 loss to longtime Division III power Maryville (Tenn.).
The Scots (8-1) led wire to wire in defeating Shenandoah (5-5) in the first meeting between the two schools in the past 25 years.
Shenandoah would answer on a 7-2 run of its own, cutting the deficit to 27-22 following a Derrick Perry fastbreak layup at 5:10, but would get no closer.
The Scots seized total control by ending the first half on a 15-5 run and kept up this pressure in the second. MC maintained at least a 17-point lead over the final 20 minutes of play.
Kaimonne Douglas had 12 points for the Hornets with Clark posting a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Scots shot 46 percent from the field, 44 percent from behind the arc and had a 43-35 advantage on the glass.
Shenandoah shot 39 percent from both the field and from the foul line.
The Hornets complete tournament play tomorrow with a 3 p.m. game against Westminster (Mo.). This game will be played on the Cumberland University campus.