Hamilton College 80, Connecticut College 63 Pavlin Breaks Single-Season Rebounding Record for Camels

Hamilton College 80, Connecticut College 63 Pavlin Breaks Single-Season Rebounding Record for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Hamilton College sophomore Matthew Hart (Orchard Park, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 29 points and added six rebounds and five assists to lead the Hamilton College men's basketball team to an 80-63 victory at Connecticut College Saturday. 

Hart was 11-for-17 from the field, 4-for-7 from long distance and connected on 3-of-4 shots from the charity stripe.

Hamilton improved its record to 15-9 with a 6-4 record in the NESCAC as they now turn their attention to the upcoming NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Camels closed out their season with a record of 9-14 with a 2-8 mark in league play. 

Jack Donnelly (Locust, N.J.) and Ajani Santos (Bronx, N.Y.) chipped in with 11 points apiece for the winning side. Greg Newton added eight points and five assists for Hamilton. 

The visitors shot 56% from the field (31-for-55) and were 8-for-15 from long distance.  

Connecticut College was led by senior Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.). Vadas closed out his prolific playing career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1697 points. He also will graduate as the school's three-point shooting king with 239 triples.  Vadas had 20 points and six rebounds Saturday.

 "Tough way to finish but Hamilton deserves a lot of credit," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "They played well and we didn't bring our best effort."
 
Mason Lopez (Hoboken, N.J.) closed out his terrific season with 14 points. 
Freshman Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds. Pavlin set the single-season rebounding record with 249 rebounds and continues to shine in his nascent career. The previous record had stood for more than 30 years.