Hawks Done In By Blistering Shooting Display From Stevens

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            ONEONTA, NY – Hartwick's men's basketball team could not overcome a Stevens' shooting performance which included a 61% showing from the field, a 57.7% clip from three-point range, and 15 treys on Tuesday night in a 97-70 victory for the Ducks at Lambros Arena.
            Stevens made 11-of-17 shots from deep in the first half as it opened up a 52-29 advantage at halftime. The Ducks added four more treys in the opening 5:15 of the second half to stretch the margin to 37 points, and they cruised the rest of the way.
            The Hawks, who shot 35% from the floor but only 27% (9-for-34) from beyond the three-point arc, received a game- and season-high 21 points from sophomore guard Tommy Kelly (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna). He made 6-of-12 from the floor, 3-of-6 from three-point range, and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. He added three boards and three assists. Austin Haskell (Kirkwood, NY/Susquehanna Valley) made five of his eight shots from the floor to finish with 14 points to go along with a team-best eight rebounds.
            Pat Garey (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) contributed 13 points, three treys, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Kyle Bradshaw (Tinton Falls, NJ/Brookdale CC) was also in double digits with 10 points and four rebounds. Brandon LaForest (Cohoes, NY/Cohoes) finished the game with eight points, three assists, three blocks, and three steals. Bobby Connors (Rockville Centre, NY/Chaminade) pulled down five rebounds for the Hawks.
            Six different Ducks made at least two three-pointers, led by Kevin Florio's four. He finished with a team-high 18 points. Dylan Walsh and Conor Barron each had 14 points and two from downtown. Michael Zignorski contributed 12 points and three triples.
            With the loss, the Hawks fall to 4-8 overall and 0-3 in the Empire 8. The Ducks stay at the top of the league standings with a 4-0 mark. They are also 11-2 overall.
            Hartwick hits the road this weekend for a pair of league games. The Hawks play Houghton on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Alfred on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
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