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Healy’s 28 powers Hobart over St. John Fisher

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  • Kyle Evans 

Junior guard Pat Healy scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Hobart College basketball team to an 85-81 season-opening win at St. John Fisher University tonight.

Healy, who was 8-of-13 shooting, matched his career-high with five 3-pointers and went 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He was joined in double figures by classmate Aidan Rodgers and first-year Alex Moesch, who logged 16 points apiece. Rodgers also notched game-highs with six assists and four steals. Moesch was lights out, making 5-of-8 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

The Cardinals also put three players in double digits led by Brendan McRoy’s 21 points. Dan Cook added 17 points and Jack Foley chipped in 11.

KEY STATS

  • Hobart shot 40% from 3-point range, making 10-of-25 from deep. St. John Fisher was just 4-of-13.
  • The Statesmen also had a significant advantage at the charity stripe, making more free throws (21) than the Cardinals attempted (13).

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • St. John Fisher led for most of the first half, but wasn’t able to stretch its advantage to more than five points.
  • The Cardinals were clinging to a 23-21 lead with under eight minutes remaining in the first half.
  • Healy put Hobart in the lead for good with a 3-pointer that kick-started a 33-16 run spanning the first and second halves.
  • Healy drove the surge, scoring 17 points.
  • The Statesmen led 46-37 at halftime.
  • Healy opened the second half scoring with a dunk,
  • Three minutes into the final frame, Hobart led 54-39, its largest lead of the night.
  • The Cardinals responded with a 12-0 run that made it a one-possession game, but the home team was never able to regain the lead.
  • In the final minute, Hobart was 7-of-9 at the free throw line to close out the victory.

COACH’S CORNER

“It’s always nice to start the season with a win. Our focus before the game was being 1-0. We got contributions from many guys at key times throughout the 40 minutes. Overall, I thought our preparation and execution were sharp and helped us prevail tonight.”
— Hobart Head Coach Stefan Thompson

INSIDE THE SERIES

  • Hobart’s win at St. John Fisher was the program’s first in Manning & Napier Gym since 2009. The home team had won each of the past seven meetings.
  • The Statesmen improved to 3-1 against the Cardinals under Coach Thompson.

HEADING HOME

  • Hobart will play its home opener Saturday, Nov. 11, when the Statesmen welcome Morrisville State to Bristol Gymnasium. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.