SCHENECTADY, NY – The Wells College men's basketball team fell 69-52 to Hamilton College in game one of the Sig Makofski Tournament hosted by Union College on Tuesday night in Schenectady.
Forwards Pat Sullivan (Madison, NJ) and Ken Click (Stony Point, NY) each had 16 points to lead Hamilton, while Wells guard Dave Foltz (Auburn, NY) led all scorers with 17 points.
Hamilton outrebounded Wells 47-27 for the game as freshman forward Peter Kazickas (Amagansett, NY) and sophomore guard Matt Dean (Franklin, MA) each had eight rebounds to lead the Continentals. Wells forward Tyler Walker (Spencer, NY ) led the Express with five rebounds.
Wells trailed 41-23 at the half, but used a 12-2 run to cut the Continentals lead to six with 10:16 remaining in the second half, capped off by a three-point play by Darnell McDuffy (Rochester, NY). Foltz had six points to lead Wells during the run.
But Hamilton answered with an 8-0 run to push their lead out to double digits for good. Two free throws by Greg Newton (Barrington, RI), a three-pointer by Ephraim McDowell (Boston, MA), a fast break layup by Sullivan, and a free throw by Kazickas gave the Continentals a 57-44 lead with 7:40 to play in regulation. Wells would get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
The Continentals ran out to a 26-11 lead in the opening 12:13 of the first half, keyed by a 17-4 run midway through the first half. Matt Dean's (Franklin, MA) three-pointer capped off the run with 7:47 to play in the first half, as the Continentals upped their lead to 41-23 by halftime.
Release courtesy of Union College Sports Information Department