|Hamilton College||Colby College|
WATERVILLE, Maine — Peter Hoffmann scored a game-high 19 points and Hamilton College used some fine perimeter defense on the way to a 74-63 victory over Colby College in NESCAC men’s basketball Saturday.
Hamilton moved to 15-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference, while the Mules fell to 10-11 and 1-7 in the league.
Hoffmann was 7-for-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from 3-point range, had four assists, and a pair of steals.
The Continentals shot 56.5 percent (26-for-46) from the field and 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from long range. Hamilton’s perimeter defense was strong all game, holding the Mules to 25 percent (6-for-24) shooting from 3-point range.
Michael Grassey made both of his 3-point shots on the way to 5-for-6 shooting for 12 points and two assists. Jack Dwyer was 3-for-5 from the field on the way to 12 points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Kena Gilmour had 11 points off the bench, Andrew Groll added seven points and eight boards, and Joe Pucci also had eight rebounds.
Tyler Williams was 6-for-6 from the field, made both of his free throws, and had 14 points for Colby. Patrick Stewart also had 14 points and had five rebounds, Steven Daley was 5-for-6 from the field for 10 points, and Sean Gilmore scored nine points and dished six assists. Ethan Schlager also had six assists to go along with eight points.
Hamilton led by double digits in the opening half, but the Mules settled down and cut the margin to 36-35 at halftime. The Continentals and Colby traded baskets for much of the final 10 minutes of play, with Hamilton staying ahead by eight to 10 points.