No. 15 men’s basketball wraps up regular season on Tuesday

#12 Sayo Denloye for three (Josh McKee photo)!
#12 Sayo Denloye for three (Josh McKee photo)!

The nationally ranked No. 15 Hamilton College men's basketball team concludes its regular season with a non-conference game against SUNY Cobleskill on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Hamilton (20-3 overall) split its conference games over the weekend. The Continentals defeated No. 5 Middlebury 102-83 on Jan. 9 and lost 81-67 to No. 8 Williams on Jan. 10. In the Northeast regional rankings released on Feb. 7, Middlebury is No. 1, Hamilton is No. 2 and Williams is No. 4.

The Continentals rank 19th in Division III in scoring offense by scoring 88.4 points per game, and they rank 26th in forced turnovers with 18.55 per contest. Hamilton shoots 46.1 percent from the field, 37.4 from three-point range and 72 percent from the free throw line.

Kena Gilmour '20 leads the team in points (17.4), rebounds (7.0) and steals (1.7) per game. Michael Grassey '19 and Peter Hoffmann '19 both add over 13 ppg and shoot over 50 percent from the field. Grassey and Joe Pucci '18 both shoot above 42 percent from three-point range. Grassey also grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and Andrew Groll '18 brings down 6.3 rebounds. Tim Doyle '19 guides the team with an 82.0 free throw percentage while adding 11.3 points and 3.4 assists per game.


Cobleskill (7-16) competes in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and have won three of the last six games after losing 10 straight. The Fighting Tigers average 69.8 ppg, 40.6 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from three-point range and 70.3 percent from the free throw line.

Hamilton has defeated three NEAC programs so far this season: SUNY Polytechnic (112-96), Cazenovia College (96-77) and Wells College (97-61).

Joel Costello paces the Fighting Tigers with 15.9 ppg, 93 assists and 43 steals. Malik Chambers averages 13.9 ppg and 82.4 percent from the charity stripe. Anthony McNeil shoots over 48 percent from the field and scores 10.7 ppg. Devin Boyle, Antwan Claxton and Christian Cooper each add over seven ppg. Cooper grabs a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game and Claxton has 30 blocks.

Gilmour scored 19 points and the Continentals erased a 17-point deficit in the second half en route to a 79-76 win over the Fighting Tigers last year at Cobleskill's Iorio Gymnasium. Hamilton has won all four matchups against Cobleskill, dating back to the 2012-13 season.