Hobart tops Saints, 92-56
Junior Chris Miner posted his second double-double of the year with a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds, but the St. Lawrence University men's basketball team fell to Hobart in conference play on Friday night in Geneva, New York.
Second to Miner, Ben Crawford, who currently leads the league in rebounding with 10.2 rebounds per game, added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Saints. Miner shot 6-for13 from the field, while Crawford went 7-for-10. First-year Kevin Murray recorded a career-high nine points, while Dom DeRegis added eight and the two combined for three rebounds.Hobart, who tops the league in scoring, averaging 82 points per game, claimed an early 17-8 lead over the Saints and quickly made that lead 20-10 after a long 3-pointer from Tucker Lescoe. The Statesmen then capitalized on a seven-point run capped by two free throws from Colin Dougherty.
Miner successfully completed the three-point play closing Hobart's lead to 11 at the 8:43 mark of the first half. Just over two minutes later the Statesmen regained momentum and accumulated a 17-point lead with 6:34 to play. A dunk from Dougherty gave the Statesmen a 22-point advantage with 1:27 remaining in the first half.
By the end of the first half, the Statesmen had amassed a 46-23 lead over the Scarlet and Brown.
Hobart opened the second half with a jump shot from Jamal Lucas and worked to build a 25-point advantage with just over 13 minutes to play. Running on momentum the Statesmen continued to control the scoreboard, leading by as many as 39 points down the stretch off a 3-pointer from Oskar Coulter.
Four Statesmen netted double figures in the win over St. Lawrence. Dougherty recorded a team-high 15, while Lescoe and Lucas added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Jack Lesure rounded out the top four scorers with 10 points. Edens Fleurizard and Dan Masino each grabbed seven rebounds for Hobart.
Hobart combined to shoot 53.6 percent from the floor and 35.5 percent from the arc. Coulter led the team shooting 3-for-7 from 3-point range, while Sean McKinless went 2-for-4.
With the loss, the Saints fell to 5-14 on the season and 3-9 in Liberty League play, while Hobart improved to 17-3 and 12-1.
The Saint will close out the weekend at RIT, tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. in Rochester, New York.