Hamilton wins Stockwell's debut

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - Pat Sullivan '12 hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining to lift Hamilton College to a 69-66 win over Bridgewater State University in the second game of the Hamilton Tip-Off Tournament at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House Friday night.  It was the first game on the bench for new Continentals coach Adam Stockwell.

Sullivan finished with 14 points and five rebounds for Hamilton (1-0 overall).  Bradley Gifford '15 was 4 of 6 from behind the arc in his first collegiate action, and finished with 14 points off the bench. Gifford also recorded a game-high four steals. Matt Dean '14 chipped in 12 points to go along with five boards.

Samuel Johnson '12 led a balanced scoring attack for Bridgewater State (1-1) with 12 points.  Shawn Yard '13 added 10 points to go with a team-high three assists and a pair of blocks.

Bridgewater State shot better than 56 percent from the floor in the first half, and held a 35-33 lead at the break. The Continentals opened the second half on a 17-7 run to take a 50-42 lead with 12:19 left. Bridgewater State tied the score twice down the stretch but never led again.

Hamilton will face Clark in the tournament championship, Saturday afternoon at four.

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