Hiram College

The Hiram College men’s basketball team was defeated by Kenyon College, 93-82, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 20) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium on senior night in Hiram. Senior forward Mike McDevitt (Lisbon/David Anderson) scored 12 points in the game to become the 22nd player in Hiram College men’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points. [Box Score]

With the loss, the Terriers are now 8-16 overall and 5-10 in the NCAC. The Lords improve to 12-12 overall and 10-5 NCAC.

Kenyon outscored Hiram, 15-4, in the first 4:54 to take an 11-point advantage at the 15:06 minute mark. The Lords led by double-digits for most of the first half recording their largest lead of 19 points, 31-12, with 8:39 to play before the intermission and led 44-30 at the break.

Hiram outscored Kenyon, 20-11, in the first 7:44 of the second half to cut the deficit to three points, 55-52, thanks to one of three consecutive three-pointers by senior forward Chuck Williams (Cortland/Lakeview) at the 12:16 minute mark. The Lords pushed lead back to 10 points, 64-54, with 10:14 to play as part of a 9-2 run. Kenyon looked to be in control tying its largest lead of the game of 19 points, 75-56, with 5:58 to go. But the Terriers looked to make one final possible comeback narrowing the gap to 10 points, 87-77, on a triple by sophomore point guard Mike Staley (Perry/Mentor Lake Catholic) with 56 seconds left. But Kenyon would captialize on six straight made free-throws to secure a 93-82 victory.

For the game, Kenyon shot an impressive 65.4 percent from the floor (34-of-52) as Hiram shot 43.7 percent (31-of-71).

Kenyon had three players score in double figures led by Bryan Yelvington with a game-high 34 points including shooting a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. He also grabbbed a game-high nine rebounds.

Hiram was led by junior forward Ian Pfouts (Green) with 16 points on six-of-10 shooting (60.0 percent). Williams was second with 15 points followed by Staley with 14 points.Staley also dished out a game-high seven assists. Rounding out the Terrier double-digit scorers was McDevitt with 12 points.

Hiram will end the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 23 when it travels to Oberlin for a NCAC-matchup against Oberlin College. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.


Hiram College 1,000-Point Club

Rank Player (Years Played) Points
1. Rod Swartz (1983-87) 2,252
2. John Lampe (1989-93) 1,748
3. Jim Warstler (1963-67) 1,729
4. Larry McCall (1969-73) 1,538
5. Ken Rowen (1961-65) 1,468
6. Danny Young (1988-92) 1,452
7. Steve Fleming (1989-90, 91-94) 1,395
8. Kevin Derrick (1970-74) 1,379
9. Terry Brown (1960-64) 1,378
10. Carlton Dean (2001-05) 1,324
11. Bill Meyer (1961-65) 1,237
12. Tony Bolden (1974-77) 1,221
13. Brad Ellis (1977-81) 1,197
14. Steve Hardaway (1990-91, 92-94) 1,138
15. Ted McDivitt (1974-79) 1,130
16. David Mayle (1999-2003) 1,107
17. A.J. White (2002-06) 1,083
18. Josh Jakacki (1995-98) 1,049
19. Tim Tallbacka (1987-91) 1,020
20. Scottie Moore (1991-95) 1,019
21. Bruce Gabriel (1971-75) 1,007
22. Mike McDevitt (2004-Present) 1,000