WATERVILLE, Maine — Jack Dwyer had all six of his points in overtime and dished two assists and had two steals in the extra session to lead Hamilton College to a 76-67 win over Colby College in NESCAC men’s basketball Saturday.
The Continentals improved to 17-2 overall and 4-2 in the league, while the Mules dropped to 10-9 and 1-5 in conference play.
By the numbers
* Michael Grassey had 18 points, including a big 3-point shot in overtime, and eight rebounds for Hamilton.
* Kena Gilmour added 15 points and nine rebounds, while Tim Doyle had 13 points and three assists. Andrew Groll came off the bench and finished with eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
* Matt Hanna led Colby with 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting, six rebounds, and four assists.
* Sean Gilmore was 7-for-12 from the field for 16 points, while Sam Jefferson added 15 points. Steven Daley made four of his five shots for eight points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
* Both teams finished with 13 assists and 16 turnovers. The Continentals had a slight 50-45 rebounding edge.
* Colby entered the overtime session with all the momentum after scoring the final eight points of regulation to tie the game at 58-58. The Mules trailed 58-50 when Grassey hit a jump shot with 3:50 left in the second half.
* Sean Gilmore scored on three straight baskets, the final coming with 53 seconds remaining to cut the margin to 58-56. After a missed jumper by Hamilton, Hanna tied the game with two free throws with 9.8 seconds remaining. The Continentals missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer.
* With the score 62-62 in overtime, Doyle hit a 3-point shot to put Hamilton up for good. Groll scored inside to push the lead to 67-62, but Hanna answered back with a drive to the basket. Grassey hit his 3-point shot for a 70-64 lead with 1:28 remaining.