Hawks Drop Final Game of Cathedral Classic


Matthew Tomer, Sports Editor

This past Sunday, the Hartford Men’s Basketball team was in Pennsylvania for the Cathedral Classic. After falling to the host University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware the Hawks looked to get a win on the final day of the tournament.

After going back and forth early, Hartford would take their first lead of the game after a second-chance bucket by Pano Pavlidis. Colgate wouldn’t let that lead last long as they would go on an 8-3 run. Following the run by the Raiders, back-to-back three-pointers from Matt Hobbs and Briggs McClain evened the scoring up at 15. In the first half, Colgate shot 64.3 percent from the field allowing them to go into the locker rooms with a comfortable 46-30 at the break.

Colgate held the Hawks to only nine rebounds compared to their 21 in the first half and held the advantage in the paint with 22 points. It was a slow second half for Hartford as their leading scorer was Kurtis Henderson who put up seven points. The deficit was too much for the Hawks to overcome. Despite grabbing 16 rebounds in the second half, Colgate’s offense proved to be too strong as they went on to win the game 92-58. Junior guard Briggs McClain led all Hawks with 18 points, and graduate student Jared Kimbrough followed close behind with 10 points. For Colgate, Braden Smith was the leading scorer with 17 going 7-7 total and 3-3 from deep.

Hartford returns home to Chase Arena to face Fairleigh Dickinson University later tonight. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m.