Jared Suderley went 11-for-11 from the foul line Saturday en route to a game-high 21 points that led visiting Hartwick College to an 81-73 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Houghton.
Kyle Bradley finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (7-5), who snapped a two-game skid. Teammate Anthony Keane contributed a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Matt Petriccione scored a college-high 13 points.
Chris Confair’s 17 points and seven rebounds paced the Highlanders (0-11), who got 16 points from Andres Makori and 15 from Seth Shay.
Hartwick broke a 25-all tie with an 11-3 run to close the opening half. Although the Highlanders rallied for a 46-43 lead with 11 minutes, 42 seconds left, the Hawks later used a 14-5 run to take a 71-62 advantage with 2:18 remaining.
The Hawks secured the triumph by going 7-for-8 from the foul line in the last 28 seconds.
“We made some foul shots down the stretch to keep the game at a distance,” Hartwick Todd McGuinness said. “For as bad as our effort was the last few games, we played harder and our effort was better.”
The Hawks, who last played Houghton in 1985, will host an Empire 8 Conference game against St. John Fisher at 8 p.m. Friday.
Houghton is a provisional member of the Empire 8 this season and is not eligible for postseason play. Games against Houghton do not count in the E8 standings.
PS Abington 82, Cobleskill 80
Alexis Nunez missed a three-pointer at the buzzer Saturday as host Penn State Abington escaped with a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.
Kareem Bernard’s three-pointer with 17 seconds left tied the score at 80 for the Fighting Tigers (2-9, 0-2), who gave up the go-ahead points 11 seconds later when Darien Mitchell made a jumper.
Tyrone Mitchell’s 19 points paced Cobleskill, which received 16 points from Mike Marcelin and 10 apiece from Nunez and Unatego graduate Travis Woods (nine rebounds).