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Hamilton rolls to win over Morrisville men's basketball

Release courtesy of James Taylor, Hamilton SID

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Jon Ciriello '11 recorded season highs of 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Hamilton College to a 71-49 non-league win against visiting Morrisville State College in a men's basketball game played at Scott Field House on Dec. 12.

Russ Rosenband '12 came off the bench to drain three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Rosenband is 17-for-38 (44.7 percent) from beyond the arc this season. Tim Shaw '10 scored 10 points and grabbed five of his six rebounds on the offensive end. Lance Wilson '11 handed out a game-high seven assists and Harlee Wood '09 led all players with nine rebounds and four steals. Hamilton (5-2 overall) is 4-0 at home.

Stephen Grant '11 came off the bench to lead Morrisville (0-8) with 12 points. Garnell Vaughn '10 chipped in nine points and eight rebounds. Kyle Gordon '12 scored all nine of his points in the second half on three-pointers. Joe McCants '09 added eight points and eight boards.

The Continentals scored the first 16 points and never trailed. Hamilton led 32-17 at the break, but the Mustangs made a run in the second half. Morrisville started the final 20 minutes on an 11-2 run to pull within six points. A three by Gordon cut the deficit to five at 39-34 with 14:37 left, but the Mustangs didn't get any closer.

Shaw and Ciriello scored all 10 points during a 10-2 run that put the Continentals back up by 13 at 49-36. Hamilton held a comfortable lead the rest of the way. The Continentals shot 61 percent (17-28) from the field in the second half. Meanwhile, Morrisville shot just 34 percent (19-56) for the game.