MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS CLOSE GAME TO KEYSTONE
Contact: Greg Szklany
November 29, 2012
Greg Westry ’13 scored 22 points and Duncan Lunsford ’15 added 21 off the bench as Keystone College topped Hamilton College 73-67 in a non-conference game at Hamilton’s Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Nov. 29.
Westry recorded three of the Giants’ 12 steals and grabbed six rebounds. Miles Dargan ’15 chipped in 13 points and Mike Kelly ’13 scored all 11 of his in the second half, including the 1,000th of his career. Mark Musumeci ’13 tied a team-high with six rebounds and Alex Smith ’14 posted game highs of five assists and four steals.
Greg Newton ’14 recorded his first career double-double for the Continentals with 13 points and a career-high 10 boards. Matt Hart ’16 contributed a season-high 15 points and was 3 of 7 from beyond the arc.
Ken Click ’13 scored 14 points, including 10 in the first half. Bradley Gifford ’15 picked up eight rebounds off the bench and Peter Kazickas ’15 and Joseph Lin ’15 were credited with four assists apiece.
Keystone (2-3 overall) jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Continentals tied the game on four occasions, and took their first lead at 12-11 on a layup by Click. On the ensuing possession, Dargan knocked down a three, and then Lunsford made a layup to make it a four-point game.
After Hart drained his first three, the Giants went on a 19-4 run that included four 3-pointers by Lunsford, Westry and Tim Benedix ’13. Keystone led 35-19 with 4:49 left in the first half.
Hamilton (2-3) used an 11-3 spurt to close out the half and cut the Giants’ lead to single digits. Click and Newton scored two baskets apiece to pull within 11 before Hans Schulte ’13 was fouled with one second left. After making the first shot, Schulte missed the second, but grabbed his own rebound and made the putback as time expired. Keystone led 38-30 at the break.
Westry opened the second half with two free throws, but Hamilton came out firing and tied the game at 45-45 with 14:29 remaining. Hart started the 15-5 run with the first dunk for the Continentals this season. Layups by Click and Marlon Bascombe ’14 and a 3-pointer by Hart cut the deficit to three. Another basket by Bascombe and field goals by Kazickas and Gifford made things even.
With the score tied at 51-51, the Giants attempted to pull away with a 6-0 run. The Continentals battled back to tie the score at 59-59 on 3-pointers by Newton and Hart and a jumper by Click.
Following a free throw by Dargan, Lin made a shot inside the paint to give Hamilton its second lead of the night at 61-60. Westry and Newton traded the next four baskets and the Continentals held a 65-54 lead with 3:43 to play.
On the Giants’ next possession, Kelly’s layup sparked a 9-0 run that gave the visitors the lead for good. Keystone knocked down six of its last seven free throws, including four by Kelly, to seal the victory.
Hamilton enjoyed a dominating performance on the boards as the Continentals outrebounded Keystone, 49-33. The Giants forced 19 turnovers and only committed seven. Keystone converted 20 of 26 free throws and Hamilton was just 7-for-16 at the line. The Continentals shot 45.2 percent (28-62) from the field and the Giants shot 37.7 percent (23-61) from the floor.
Hamilton welcomes SUNY Institute of Technology to campus for a non-conference matchup on Saturday, Dec. 1. Keystone returns home for a game with Baptist Bible College on Monday, Dec. 3.
MEN’S BASKETBALL EDGED BY NYU IN THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT FINAL
November 25, 2012
Carl Yaffe ’13 scored a season-high 22 points and New York University went on to a 69-58 win over Hamilton College in the 2012 Hamilton Thanksgiving Tournament championship game at Hamilton’s Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Nov. 25.
Yaffe averaged 18 points and six rebounds in the two games and was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. NYU’s Devin Karch ’13 was named to the all-tournament team along with Greg Newton ’14 and Bradley Gifford ’15 for the Continentals.
Karch contributed 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting. Max Wein ’13 reached double figures with 10 points, including eight at the free-throw line, and pulled down nine rebounds. Kyle Stockmal ’13 added seven points and game highs of seven assists and three steals.
Gifford paced Hamilton’s offense off the bench with 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Newton and Matt Hart ’16 scored 11 points apiece, Ajani Santos ’16 recorded a season-high nine points and Ken Click ’13 had eight.
“NYU was a very talented, veteran team,” Hamilton head coach Adam Stockwell said. “Their experience came to the forefront as they were more consistent in their playmaking on both ends of the court. Moving forward, it shows us how precise we need to be in all facets of the game. Although the result was not what we wanted, we learned a great deal about who we are and where we are heading this season.”
NYU (4-0 overall) scored the first six points and led the entire way. Gifford and Hart combined for Hamilton’s first 14 points, and the Continentals trailed 19-14 with 11:19 left in the first half.
Layups by Click and Peter Kazickas ’15 cut Hamilton’s deficit to 19-18. But Yaffe responded with two baskets, including one of his three 3-pointers, to extend the Violets’ lead back to 25-19.
Hamilton (2-2) was able to get to within three at 28-25 with 28 seconds remaining in the half after Matt Dean ’14 pulled down an offensive rebound and went back up for the layup. However, Yaffe completed a 3- point play, Cory Stockmal ’13 stole the ensuing inbounds pass, was fouled in the process and knocked down two free throws to give NYU a 33-25 halftime lead. The Continentals shot 33 percent from the floor in the first 20 minutes.
The Violets were up 40-31 three minutes into the second half when the Continentals went on an 11-4 run to pull within two. A 3-point play by Click started the run and Gifford’s layup with 13:29 left got Hamilton within 44-42 and knocking on the door.
Kyle Stockmal answered with a three and added another basket to put the Violets back up by seven. After Santos converted a layup and free throw to cut the deficit back to 49-45, NYU went on a 12-2 run and never looked back.
Ryan Tana ’14 hit a three and Karch made a layup and free throw to quickly extend the Violets’ lead up to 55-47. Baskets by Cory Stockmal, Karch and Yaffe gave NYU their largest lead of the game at 61-47 with 5:32 to play. Yaffe’s basket turned out to be the Violets’ final field goal as they hit 8 of 12 free throws down the stretch.
NYU shot 53.5 percent (23-43) while Hamilton made 41.4 percent (24-58) of its shots. The Violets went 18-for-26 at the line and Hamilton attempted just nine free throws.
The Continentals return to the court on Thursday, Nov. 29, when they host Keystone College in non-conference action. NYU heads back home for a matchup with New Jersey City University on Monday, Dec. 3.
Greg Newton ’14 matched his season high with 19 points and Hamilton College defeated Union College 73-67 in the 2012 Hamilton College Thanksgiving Tournament at Hamilton’s Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Nov. 24.
Hamilton (2-1 overall) advances to the tournament’s championship game to play New York University, which routed Utica College 78-57 in the opener. The championship is Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. and Union plays Utica in the consolation game at 1.
Newton, who was a perfect 7-for-7 at the free-throw line, was one of four Continentals who reached double figures in points. Matt Hart ’16 poured in 13 points in his first collegiate start. Ken Click ’13 added 12 points and Bradley Gifford ’15 came off the bench to chip in 11 points and two blocks.
Marlon Bascombe ’14, Peter Kazickas ’15 and Ajani Santos ’16 all grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Newton and Matt Dean ’14 dished out three assists apiece.
Keven Donohue ’13 led all players with 25 points and eight rebounds for the Dutchmen (1-1). Evan Croll ’13 scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and was credited with three steals. Joe Mason ’13 contributed 11 points, three steals, two blocks and a game-high four assists.
Hamilton jumped out to an 11-4 lead as Newton accounted for four points. Hart hit a pair of 3-pointers to help keep the Continentals up by seven at 21-14 with 6:38 left. Click and Newton scored back-to-back baskets late in the first half to give Hamilton its largest lead at 31-21 with just over a minute to play.
A free throw by Donohue and a Matt Petrone ’13 layup cut the Union deficit back to seven with 53 seconds remaining. On Hamilton’s final possession, Joseph Lin ’15 drained a 3-pointer as time expired to give the home team a 34-24 advantage at the break. The Dutchmen shot just 29.6 percent (8-27) from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
After Croll hit a three for Union just 19 seconds into the second half, the teams traded baskets until the Continentals led 40-33 with 16:08 to play. Donohue hit a free throw and Croll converted a layup to get within 40-36. But Gifford, who scored all 11 of his points in the second half, knocked down a three from the top of the key and added two free throws to extend the Hamilton lead to nine.
Union and Hamilton traded the next four baskets before Click scored on a layup to give the Continentals a 51-40 lead. Donohue hit a three to get the Dutchmen back to within single digits. Two free throws by Gifford and baskets by Click and Newton gave the Continentals their largest lead at 57-44 with 6:38 left.
The Dutchmen got the Hamilton lead back down to nine again, but Gifford nailed his second three for a 60-48 cushion with 5:15 to go. The Continentals went 6-for-8 at the free throw line down the stretch and still led by 12 at 66-54 with 1:12 to play.
Layups by Mason, Keith Callies ’14 and Croll within 28 seconds of each other got Union to within 66-60 with 46 seconds remaining. Out of a Hamilton timeout, Dean threw a home run pass to a streaking Hart for the layup.
Mason came back down and made a layup for the Dutchmen, but the Continentals broke the press again. This time Dean found a wide open Lin underneath the basket for a 70-62 lead. Dean made one free throw and Newton connected on two in the final seconds to seal the victory.
The Continentals controlled the boards, 41-29, and shot 85.7 percent (18-21) at the free-throw line. Union made 60 percent (12-20) of its free throws.