Gators chomp on Golden Tornadoes for sixth straight win

Lang looking to develop a play late in the first half as the Gators attempt to extend their lead. (Annaliese Stone)
Hinckley goes up with two hands and slams it home for the Gators. His final stat line included a career-high 34 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the Allegheny victory. (Ed Mailliard)

The men’s basketball team showed out once again on their home court Wednesday, Jan. 25, as they demolished the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva 99-74. This marks the Gators’ sixth straight victory, remaining a perfect 9-0 in their home swamp. The star of the night was Caden Hinckley, ’23, who put up a career-high 34 points, along with nine boards and three rejections. Hinckley has been a remarkable product during his senior campaign, as just a game ago he set his previous career high in points with 33 against Franciscan on Saturday, Jan. 21. He is also the conference leader in rebounds per game, and has earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the past three weeks. Along with Hinckley, four others scored 15 points or more in the most recent win. Allegheny’s dominance was established with their physical and controlled play in the paint, scoring 62 points within the 15 by 12 foot square. Ryan Lang, ’26, also used multiple dazzling moves to contort his body and make NBA-caliber layups. The team handled the rock with care, only committing three turnovers throughout the entire game, good for a season low. During their win streak, they outscored their opponents by 139 points, and are averaging just under 90 points per contest. The team will head to Thiel on Saturday, looking to keep things going. After Thiel, they will conclude their two-game road series against Washington and Jefferson, who is tied for first in the conference with the Gators.

“Every win is like a slice of pizza. Some are better than others, but never had a bad one,” said Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bob Simmons.