Hamel Dominates for Falcons Nail-Biting Victory

Hamel Dominates for Falcons Nail-Biting Victory

LYNN, Mass. -- Roger Hamel hit four 3-pointers for 12 of his 20 points in the Falcons 89-83 victory over Vaugh College.  The Falcons improve to 5-1 on the season while Vaugh drops to 1-3 on the season.

The Falcons fell behind quickly letting the Warriors take a quick 7-0 lead with three minutes played.  Brodric Smith got the Falcons on the board with a made layup.  Jamontay Thompson tied the game at 13-13 with 13:32 left to play in the first half.  Darrell Grady then gave the Falcons their first, but small, lead of the game with a made free throw to go up 14-13.  

Thompson put up another 5-points in a minute to put the Falcons up 19-18.  Hamel then took the Falcons on a 16 point run to take a 35-27 lead over Vaughn.  The Falcons closed out the first half with a 49-43 lead after a 3-point shot from Kiezhan Hester.

Senior Kyle Holmes opened the second half with a sunken 3-point shot increasing the Fisher lead to 9-points.  Cooper Neal helped maintain Fishers' lead making 9 out of 15 points.  

Vaugh went on a run and took a 2-point lead, 67-65, over the Falcons with 12:35 to play.  The Warriors and the Falcons battled back and forth taking the lead for the next several minutes.  A made layup by Neal ensured a 5-point lead over Vaughn with 1:34 left in the game.  Two free throws by Smith put the Falcons up 86-81.  An additional 3-points from Holmes secured the Fisher 89-83 victory.

Hamel led the Falcons with 20 points and 5 rebounds with help from Holmes who scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.  Thompson and Neal added 12 points a piece for the Falcons in their victory.

Fisher College will return to action on Saturday, December 3 as they travel to Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off.