Tue Nov 15
7:00 PM
Washington & Jefferson
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 19
3:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Tue Nov 22
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 27
3:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Nov 30
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Dec 03
3:00 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 07
7:30 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 10
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Dec 14
7:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Mon Jan 02
6:00 PM
Denison
at Brooklyn
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tue Jan 03
4:00 PM
Denison
at Mount Saint Vincent
in Riverdale, N.Y.
Thu Jan 05
7:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 07
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 11
8:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 14
3:00 PM
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Jan 18
8:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 21
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Jan 25
7:30 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 28
3:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 01
8:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Feb 04
3:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 08
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Feb 11
3:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 15
6:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
3:00 PM
Wabash
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Hale's big night sinks W&J

Dimonde Hale posted a career-high 35 points in DU's season-opening win.
Dimonde Hale posted a career-high 35 points in DU's season-opening win.

Dimonde Hale scored a career-high 35 points and was 19-of-21 from the free throw line as Denison held on for a 79-74 victory over Washington & Jefferson.

After the Big Red controlled the first half, building a 14-point lead heading into the locker room, the second half was a rough-and-tumble affair that featured 31 fouls over the final 20 minutes of play.  The game turned in the Presidents' favor with 12:42 to play in the second half when Bret Woolard was whistled for an intentional foul while going up for a rebound against Nate Bellhy of W&J.  After the play, Brad Woolard came to the defense of his brother and was given a technical foul.  W&J cashed in on four free throws while retaining possession.  That's when Doug Johnson drew a foul and connected on his pair of charity tosses.  What was once a 14-point lead, was now just an 8-point lead for DU.

Over the next three minutes, the Presidents would whittle the lead away at the free throw line and with 9:24 to play, Nate Bellhy's free throws trimmed the Denison lead to 59-56.

The game would remain tight and with 2:31 left, W&J's Mike Resnick scored on a driving layup, cutting the deficit to 72-69.  Resnick would later foul Bret Woolard, who split the pair of free throws, putting DU back up by two possessions.

W&J's Zach Bellhy found his shooting stroke in the second half and connected on a jumper, cutting the lead to 73-71 with 53 seconds left.  Denison would counter with a long possession and a clutch jumper in the lane by Bret Woolard just before the shot clock expired, making it a two-possession game with 22 second left.  Woolard would come up with a steal on W&J's next possession and the sophomore would ice the game with two more free throws with 12 seconds remaining.

Hale was 8-of-14 from the field and an incredible 19-of-21 from the free throw line for a career-high 35 points and a game-high eight rebounds.  As a team, the Big Red was 27-of-32 from the line and 23-of-54 from the field.  The Presidents were also locked in at the charity stripe, going 25-for-29.  Zach Bellhy led the Presidents with 28 points.

Following Hale in the scoring column was first-year guard Darius White.  The rookie came off the bench in the first half and connected on his first three shot attempts, which were all 3-point field goals.  In the second half he knocked down a fourth 3-pointer, giving him 12 points.  Bret Woolard ended with 11 points and six rebounds.  Briggs King added eight points and seven boards.

On the glass, DU held a 40-23 advantage.  They dominated the offensive boards, snagging 16 to W&J's five.  The Big Red committed 14 turnovers while the Presidents ended with 10.

Denison returns to action this Saturday (Nov. 17) with a 3 p.m. tip-off in Richmond, Ind. against Earlham College.

Notables:  This marked the first season-opening win by a Denison team since the 2002-03 season ... Dimonde Hale moved past Kevin Haynes '86 and Charlie Delacey '02 on the all-time scoring list tonight.  Hale now sits in ninth place in scoring with 1,323 career points ... Dimonde Hale's 21 free throw attempts were the most by a DU player in a single-game since Charlie Delacey attempted 20 against Oberlin 2001.  Hale's 19 free throw's made were the most since Dan Hodgkinson sank 13 in a win over Earlham in 2005 ... Tonight's win was No. 1,000 in school history.  Basketball began at Denison in 1899.

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