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|