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BALANCED ATTACK POWERS HAMILTON PAST HOBART


The Hamilton College basketball team used a balancedoffense and timely defense in defeating host Hobart 90-77 at Bristol Gym inGeneva.

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

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

Hamilton junior Jon Schmiegel had outstanding all-around game, as hehad 15 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Eric Nelson led Hobart with22 points and seven rebounds.

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