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BALANCED ATTACK POWERS HAMILTON PAST HOBART

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Posted February 3, 1998
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The Hamilton College basketball team used a balanced offense and timely defense in defeating host Hobart 90-77 at Bristol Gym in Geneva.

Hamilton junior forward Michael Schantz led all scorers with 34 points on 15 of 28 shooting, and also pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds. Senior guard Kevin Thorpe added 20 points and six assists, and did an excellent job in helping shut down Hobart point guard Dave Rubin, who came into the game leading the nation in assists.

The Continentals jumped out to a 42-30 halftime lead, and were never seriously threatened in the second half. Hobart got as close as 12 with five minutes remaining in the game, but Hamilton was able to keep the Statesmen at bay with their free throw shooting (11-14, 79%).

Hamilton junior Jon Schmiegel had outstanding all-around game, as he had 15 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Eric Nelson led Hobart with 22 points and seven rebounds.

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