The Hobart College basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to earn a 66-63 win over visiting Morrisville State in Bristol Gym tonight. The Statesmen trailed for most of the night but closed the contest on a 17-4 run to earn the victory.
Hobart put four players in double figures, led by junior Aidan Rodgers’16 points. Senior Isaiah Washington, junior Pat Healy, and junior Carter Meshanic each finished with 10 points. Healy, Meshanic and first-year Dorian Paki shared team-high honors with five rebounds apiece. Meshanic also chipped in game-highs with four assists and three blocked shots.
Daimarr Miller led the Mustangs with a game-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Jakhi Lucas and Nokio Kennedy contributed 14 points and 10 points, respectively. Miller and Brandon Kulakowski each pulled down five boards.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Morrisville was hot from 3-point range in the first half, sinking 8-of-13 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes.
- Miller’s triple with 56 seconds left in the half gave the Mustangs their largest lead of the game, 36-24.
- Morrisville led 36-29 at halftime.
- Hobart trailed by as many as 10 in the second half after a Lucas free throw made it a 59-49 game with 6:52 to go.
- Over the next two and a half minutes, the Statesmen got a pair of free throws from Meshanic a 3-pointer from Rodgers and two more at the line from Washington while holding the visitors scoreless.
- The Mustangs scored four of the next seven to lead 63-59 with 3:20 remaining, but it was all Hobart in the final three minutes.
- Healy made a driving layup and Rodgers drained a 3 just ahead of the shot clock to give the Statesmen their first lead since the midway point of the first half.
- Meshanic completed the night’s scoring on a hook shot, while Hobart played lights out defense to keep Morrisville scoreless in the final three minutes.
- Hobart finished the game with eight blocked shots, the most by the Statesmen since Jan. 25, 2014.
- The Statesmen shot 58% from the floor in the second half, finishing at 49% for the game.
- Morrisville State shot 36% for the game, but made 50% from 3-point range.
- Hobart made more free throws (8) than the Mustangs attempted (7).
- Hobart be home again Tuesday, Nov. 14, when the Statesmen welcome Brockport State to Bristol Gym. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.