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Statesmen stumble in North Country

The Hobart College basketball team suffered a 79-52 Liberty League loss at St. Lawrence University tonight.

Junior Carter Meshanic led Hobart with 15 points. He also shared the team lead with six rebounds, a total matched by junior Hunter Meshanic and senior Ryan Lucey. Junior Aidan Rodgers added nine points and a team-high four assists. Senior Isaiah Washingtonscored eight points.

St. Lawrence had four players reach double digits led by Adam Dudzinski’s 17 points. Andrew Cowan contributed 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hobart jumped out to a 7-2 lead, including back-to-back buckets by Rodgers.
  • However, over the next 12 minutes, St. Lawrence outscored the Statesmen 37-6. The Saints caught fire, making 15-of-21 shots during the run.
  • The Statesmen snapped out of their funk late in the half, scoring eight of the final 12 points, but trailed 43-21 at the break.
  • SLU maintained a double digit lead throughout the second half.

KEY STATS

  • St. Lawrence shot a season-high 61.5% from the floor, connecting on 32-of-52 shots.
  • At the other extreme, Hobart shot just 29.4%, a season low.

FOR THE RECORD

  • St. Lawrence improved to 10-4 overall, 6-2 in the Liberty League.
  • The Statesmen slipped to 12-4, 5-4.

UP NEXT

  • The Statesmen will be back on the court Saturday, Jan. 20 when they visit Clarkson (10-5, 4-4). The Golden Knights dropped a 67-57 decision to RIT tonight.