Joey Lufkin scored 18 points Sunday, but the Hartwick College men’s basketball team fell to Clarkson, 90-85, in the consolation game of the University of Rochester Holiday Inn/Airport Classic.
Jared Suderley and Justin Pratt contributed 17 points apiece for the Hawks (3-4), who received 14 points from Matt Petruccione. Pratt hit a team-best five three-point field goals en route to his college-high for points and Suderley grabbed nine rebounds.
Clarkson (4-2) held a 76-66 lead with 5 minutes, 6 seconds left, but Hartwick rallied and pulled to 85-82 on a three-pointer by Pratt with 21 seconds to go.
Marques Charlton then made two free throws to put the Golden Knights ahead, 87-82, with 14 seconds left, but Lufkin hit a three 5 seconds later as the Hawks narrowed the gap to two points.
Charlton went back to the line and made two more free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and Clarkson’s 89-85 lead stayed intact when Lufkin missed a three that was rebounded by the Golden Knights.
Charlton’s 33 points led Clarkson, which received 20 points and six assists from John Coleman.
Kyle Bradley finished with eight points, six rebounds and three assists en route to all-tournament accolades for Hartwick, which hosts Oneonta State at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
MU 95, Hartwick 81
Joey Lufkin’s 18 points paced Hartwick in a first-round loss to Mount Union on Saturday at the University of Rochester Holiday Inn/Airport Classic.
Matt Petruccione contributed a college-best 17 points for the Hawks, who received double-doubles from Jared Suderley and Kyle Bradley. Suderley finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Bradley had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Hartwick held a 16-10 lead with 12:15 left in the opening half. The Purple Raiders then went on a 22-3 run to take control. After the Hawks rallied back and pulled to 31-25, Mount Union closed the first half on a 19-6 run for a 50-31 lead at halftime.