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Hobart uses balance, depth to race past Clarkson

The Hobart basketball team used a balanced scoring effort and a deep bench to sprint past Clarkson 82-62 in Liberty League action tonight. Twelve of the 15 Statesmen to play in the contest scored at least four points with Hobart’s bench outscoring Clarkson’s 41-18.

Senior Isaiah Washington paced Hobart with 13 points. He was 5-of-8 from the floor and 3-for-3 at the line. Junior Pat Healy added 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Aidan Rodgers and first-years Alex Moeschand Sam Pisanelli each contributed eight points. Junior Carter Meshanic led the Statesmen on the glass, corralling a game-high 10 boards.

Clarkson graduate student Ryan Miles-Ferguson led all scorers with 19 points. First-year Braeden Burns joined him in double-figures with 17 points. Junior Jack Dalgety pulled down a team-high seven boards.

KEY STATS

  • Hobart dished out a season-high 21 assists with Rodgers and sophomore Gabriel Bergeron sharing game-high honors with four apiece.
  • The Statesmen shot 51.7% from the floor for the game. After shooting 45.5% in the first half, Hobart turned it up a notch to 59.3% in the final 20 minutes.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With the game tied at 7, Hobart broke things open with an 18-2 run. Seven different Statesmen scoring during the surge, while the Golden Knights made just 1-of-11 from the floor over six and a half minutes.
  • Hobart carried a 39-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • Healy and Miles-Ferguson each scored nine first half points.
  • Clarkson had no answer for Hobart in the second half and never got closer than its 17-point halftime deficit.
  • A 15-3 run early in the final stanza ballooned Hobart’s advantage to a game-high 29 (58-29). Washington accounted for nine of the Statesmen points during the run.

FOR THE RECORD

  • Hobart earned its fourth straight win to improve to 16-4 overall, 9-4 in the Liberty League.
  • Clarkson slipped to 11-9 overall, 5-8 in league play.

SATURDAY SHOWDOWN

  • Hobart will wrap up its four-game homestand at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 when the Statesmen host Liberty League leader St. Lawrence (14-5, 10-3). The Saints were on the short end of a 56-44 decision at RIT tonight.