Knights' men's basketball win streak ends at three vs. Hobart, 67-48
GENEVA – It was just one of those days for the Clarkson University Men's Basketball team, as the Golden Knights struggled to find any kind of offensive rhythm against Hobart College, falling 67-48 to the Statesmen in conference action Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Knights saw their modest three-game winning streak come to an end, dropping to 9-11 overall and 5-8 in Liberty League contests, while Hobart improved to 18-3 overall and 13-1 in conference.Clarkson's 48 points marked only the second time all season that the Knights failed to reach 60 (59 vs. Bard 1/6/2018). It was also the Golden Knights' worst shooting performance of the year (24.1%) overall and from the 3-point line (21.2%). Clarkson's starters combined for just 22 points as sophomore Matt Higgins was held to single digits for the first time all season.
The Knights trailed by nine in the first 2:17 of the game and made just one field goal in the first 11 and a half minutes of the game. By the end of the first half, Clarkson scored just 19 points with only 10 coming from the starting five. The Knights would get as close as 16 on two occasions in the second half, but the bench played a good portion of the second half.
Jason Phelps led the Knights with nine points on 3-for-5 shooting from the perimeter in just 17 minutes of action. Barryn Shark recorded six points and three assists in 20 minutes and Joe Lucas added six points. For Hobart, Jamal Lucas scored 17 points to go along with seven rebounds. Dan Masino added 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting and Colin Dougherty scored 12 points, going 9-for-10 from the free throw line.