Men's basketball handed first loss by No. 24 Rochester

Pat Sullivan '12
Pat Sullivan '12

Nationally ranked No. 24 University of Rochester scored the first 15 points and cruised to an 83-58 win against Hamilton College in a non-conference game at Rochester's Palestra on Dec. 7.

Hamilton suffered its first loss of 2011-12 after starting the season 8-0 for the first time since 2005-06. The Continentals aim to return to the win column back home against Vassar College for another non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Chris Dende led the Yellowjackets with 15 points, and Marcus Williams chipped in 13 off the bench. Rob Reid added eight points and a game-high seven rebounds. John DiBartolomeo posted eight points, five assists and three steals.

Hamilton's Pat Sullivan '12 paced the Continentals with a game-high 17 points and added four rebounds. Sullivan made all eight of his free-throw attempts. Ken Click '13 dropped in a season-high 12 points. Joseph Lin '15 recorded five assists, four boards and two steals off the bench.

Rochester (7-2 overall) led 15-0 with 15:27 left in the first half. Dende scored five points during the spurt. The Yellowjackets led by double digits the rest of the night. Rochester enjoyed a 45-19 advantage at the break. The Yellowjackets shot 60 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, while Hamilton shot just 13.6 percent (3-22).

Rochester's lead fluctuated between 24 and 35 points during the second half. The Continentals improved dramatically on offense after the break as they shot 50 percent, and outscored the Yellowjackets 39-38.

Hamilton shot 35.2 percent for the game. The Continentals had been limiting opponents to a field goal percentage of .384 through the first eight games. Rochester scorched the nets at a 59.6 percent clip, including 7 of 16 from 3-point range. The Yellowjackets held a 31-25 advantage in rebounds.

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