Bearcats Handle Hartwick
Before the holiday break, the Binghamton men's basketball team suffered defeat on the road at the hands of the University of Pittsburgh. Right before the new year started, the Bearcats returned home to face Hartwick College in hopes of ending 2019 on a positive note.
Hartwick struggled coming out of the gate, but they eventually managed to tie the game halfway through the first half. Pat Garey had eight points to lead the Hawks in scoring. Austin Haskell dropped six and Liam Drennan tallied four as the team put up 21 points.
Binghamton jumped out to an early lead and managed to pull away towards the end of the half. Brenton Mills scored 16 while Dan Petcash added seven. Hakon Hjalmarsson and Pierre Sarr each chipped in four as the Bearcats led 36-21 going into halftime.
In the second half, Hartwick's struggles continued. Austin Haskell finished with 15 for the Hawks. Liam Drennan recorded 11 and Pat Garey chalked up eight as the team ended the game with a total of 45 points.
Binghamton scored in bunches coming out of the half. Dan Petcash had a career-high 25 points while snatching nine rebounds. Brenton Mills racked up 23 and Sam Sessoms registered 15 as the Bearcats won 98-45. The team ends the year with a victory and will not be playing until the new year starts. Their next game will be at home on January 4 against the University at Albany.