Nelsonville, Ohio -- The Hocking men’s basketball team (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season when it fell to the visiting Cincinnati Clermont Cougars (2-2), 102-94, on Thursday evening, November 14.
The Hawks were led by freshman forward D’angelo Lake, who scored a game-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and was 3-of-5 from the free throw line. Freshman guard Ryan Archey Jr. scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with a three pointer and went 1-of-4 from the free throw line. He added three rebounds and two assists.
Hocking led, 31-29, with seven minutes remaining in the first half, but UC Clermont finished the half on a 18-5 run to take a 47-36 lead into halftime.
As a team, the Hawks shot 39-of-71 (54%) from the field, making only two three-pointers, but only hit 14-of-28 (50%) from the free throw line. Hocking out-rebounded Clermont 47 to 28, but turned the ball over 29 times.
The Cougars had six players score in double figures and were led by Noah Pedelty and Kort Justice each led the team with 19 points. Pedelty was 5-of-8 shooting with two three pointers and converted a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line with two rebounds, an assist and two steals. Justice made 6-of-11 shooting, with three three-pointers and 4-of-6 from the three throw line. He added two rebounds, an assist and two steals. Tyler Mitchell came off the bench and scored on every shot he attempted by going 5-of-5 from the field, a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arch, and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
The Cougars shot an impressive 28-of-31 (90%) from the free-throw line. Overall they shot 31-of-71(43.7%) from the field and 12-of-23 (52%) from beyond the arc.
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