CLINTON, N.Y.—Daniel Janel (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, shooting 9-for-15 from the field but it was not quite enough as Hamilton College was able to secure an 86-70 victory against Connecticut College in the NESCAC opener for both sides Friday night.
The Continentals improved their record to 9-2 with the triumph while the Camels fell to 8-3.
"We started very slow but found our way a little bit in the second half," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "I think we cut an 18 or 20 point lead to four at one point. We had a lot of balls roll in and out but their rim protection, particularly by Hoffman, was the biggest issue in in the outcome."
Sophomore Peter Hoffman (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) dumped in 21 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead six Continentals in double figures. Michael Grassey (Winchester, Mass.) and Kena Gilmour (New Paltz, N.Y.) had 12 points each in the win for Hamilton.
Connecticut College senior Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) collected four rebounds in limited action Friday. Pavlin needs just six more rebounds to become the program's all-time leader.
The Camels will visit Middlebury College Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. game in the Green Mountain State.