Brewers Fall to No. 19 Statesmen

POUGHKEEPSIE– Vassar men’s basketball fell to their second ranked opponent this week, falling at the hands of Hobart, 85-73, on Saturday evening in the AFC.
Hunter Gettings and Jesse Browne each led the way offensively, chipping in 18 points apiece. Paul Grinde was right behind them with 16 points of his own, while also pulling down seven boards and dishing out four assists. Alex Seff also had 13 points to round out the Brewers double-digit scorers.
The Statesmen came out on fire, hitting their first three shots of the game, all three pointers, to take a quick 9-2 lead just over a minute of play. As Hobart built a 10-point lead just three minutes into the game, Vassar made their run to cut the deficit to just two. Seff chipped in three straight points to start the 14-4 run and Browne’s layup made the score 19-17 at the 13:23 mark.
After a few buckets by both teams, Hobart regained momentum and closed out the first half strong, leading by as much as 12. The Statesmen finished the first 20 minutes up 10 to comfortably head into the break.
In the second half, the Brewers found themselves down by as much as 20 at the 13:24 mark, but closed the gap to just eight a few minutes later. It was a 12-0 scoring run for the Brewers over four minutes that got them back into the ball game. Back-to-back threes from Browne and Gettings started the run and then Seff and Browne put in layups to make the score 52-60.
Once again, Hobart regained control of the game with a layup from Colin Dougherty that put the lead back in double digits for good.
Vassar was outscored by just two points in the second half and shot 48.39% from the field in the final 20 minutes. Overall the Brewers were 28-59 from the field (47.5%).
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