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First-years lead Statesmen past Union

First-years Rezin Davis, Sean Peer, and Stefan Thompson hit double figures in the scoring column to lead Hobart to a 64-50 Liberty League men’s basketball victory at Union this afternoon. Davis produced a game-high 15 points, while Peer and Thompson each chipped in 12.

Peer also collected a game-high seven rebounds, helping the Statesmen to a 38-31 advantage on the glass. Additionally, Tim Llewellyn notched game-highs with five assists and four steals.

Union (5-8, 1-2) was led by Rusmir Dzanko, who scored 13 points, and Matt Covucci had eight points. Four Union players had four rebounds each.

Hobart (8-6, 1-2) shot just 38 percent for the game, while the Dutchmen shot 41 percent, but the Statesmen made 10 of their 12 free throws (83%) compared to only 8-of-14 for Union.

Hobart jumped out to a 20-11 lead 9:10 into the contest, and scored the final seven points of the first half to carry a 39-19 lead into the break. Hobart forced 13 turnovers in the first 20 minutes, and outscored the Dutchmen 13-2 off turnovers.

With 16:44 left in the second half, Union got within 17, 43-26, after a three point play by Dzanko. But the Statesmen, who led by as many as 24 in the second half, got back-to-back three-pointers from Davis for a 49-26 lead with 14:28 left, putting the game out of reach.

Union’s Alex Haines scored the final four points of the game to provide the 14-point margin.

Hobart is back in action at 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, when the Statesmen host Vassar.