Sizzling shooting leads Wesleyan to men's basketball win
The Hamilton College men’s basketball team opened the final weekend of its season with an 88-53 NESCAC loss to visiting Wesleyan University on Friday night at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The Cardinals made 18 3-point baskets, including 13 in the first half.
The Continentals (13-10, 1-8 NESCAC) scored the game’s first points on a 3-point basket by Jack Donnelly ’16 but never led again. Wesleyan shot 65.5 percent from the floor in the first half, making 13 of 16 3-point attempts (81.3 percent).
The Cardinals' Joe Edmonds ’16 led all players with 29 points. He made nine of his 11 3-point shot attempts and shot 10 of 13 from the floor overall. BJ Davis ’16 and Jack Mackey ‘16, who scored 12 and 11 points respectively, made three 3-pointers apiece.
The Continentals were led by Joe Pucci ‘18, who scored 13 points off the bench. Donnelly and Peter Kazickas ’15 contributed nine points apiece. Kazickas led all players with six rebounds.
After Donnelly’s 3-point basket on Hamilton’s opening possession, the Cardinals scored the next 14 points (including two 3-point baskets apiece by Davis and Mackey) for an 11-point lead 3:52 into the game. A short jumper by Hamilton’s Ajani Santos ’16 cut Wesleyan’s lead to nine but after an Edmonds three 23 seconds later, the Cardinals held a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
Harry Rafferty ’17 had seven of Wesleyan’s 26 assists and Davis added six. Edmonds and Mackey had five each.
The Continentals close out their season on Saturday, Feb. 14, hosting Connecticut College in a 3 p.m. game. The Cardinals travel to Williams College.