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Lescoe Named Top Rookie Again

For the fourth time in as many weeks and the sixth time this season, Hobart College first-year guard Tucker Lescoe was named the Liberty League Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week by the conference office. Sophomore guard Colin Dougherty was also recognized with a spot on the league’s weekly Honor Roll.

Lescoe averaged 20.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, and 2.0 apg in a 1-1 weekend for the Statesmen. He shot 60 percent from the field (15-25), 52.6 percent from 3-point land (10-19), and made his lone free throw attempt.

In Friday’s 87-83 loss at Skidmore, Lescoe scored 11 points with three 3-pointers. The following afternoon in a 77-60 win at RPI, he scored a career-high 30 points with three rebounds and three assists. Lescoe was 11-of-16 from the field making seven 3-pointers, the most by a Statesman since Connor Rehbaum ’15 made seven against Rochester in 2013.

Over the past four weeks, Lescoe has helped Hobart to a 6-3 record, averaging 15.8 ppg, 1.4 apg, and 1.3 spg with a 2.6 assist-to-turnover. In those nine games, he’s shot 50 percent from the floor (47-94), 47 percent from deep (31-66), and 89.5 percent at the line (17-19).

A starter in 22 of 23 games this season, Lescoe is 18th in the conference in scoring (12.3 ppg), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.393) and 3-point field goals made per game (2.78), and sixth in steals per game (1.4).

Dougherty averaged 22.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 1.5 apg last week. He shot 65.2 percent from the field (15-23), 50 percent from 3-point range (4-8), and 71.4 percent from the free throw line (10-14). Dougherty erupted for a career-high 32 points against Liberty League front-runner Skidmore, making 10-of-15 from the field with three 3-pointers and a 9-of-12 showing at the line. It’s the most points in a game by a Statesman since Richie Bonney ’14 netted 34 against St. Lawrence in 2013. Dougherty also grabbed eight rebounds against the Thoroughbreds. He capped the weekend with 12 points in the postseason-clinching win at RPI.

A starter in all 23 games, Dougherty is averaging 16.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 2.8 apg. He’s shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 75 percent at the line. Dougherty is seventh in the league in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage, and eighth in assists.

Hobart is 14-9 overall and 9-5 in the Liberty League. The Statesmen are one of three teams to clinch a spot in the four-team Liberty League Tournament.

Hobart will play its final home game on the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Statesmen will host RIT in Bristol Gym at 8 p.m. The game will be Hobart Hoops Against Hunger. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item (hearty soups, jelly, pasta, sauce) to be donated to Geneva’s Center of Concern.