Bears open home schedule with 82-56 win over LVC

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus opened the game on a 15-5 run as the Bears (3-1) started their home schedule with an 82-56 win over Lebanon Valley (3-3) Sunday afternoon in men’s basketball play.

The Bears led from start to finish in the win, putting four starters in double figures.

Senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost) had a team-high 18 points, to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds. Freshman forward John Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) had 16 points and five rebounds, with junior guard Matt Hilton (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown Area) adding in 14 points.

Freshman forward Kevin Janowski (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) had 14 points for the Bears, who shot 58.8 percent (30-for-51) from the field in the win.

For the Flying Dutchmen, sophomore guard Joe Meehan had a game-high 22 points.

Ursinus held a commanding 46-25 rebounding edge, with a 39-19 margin on the defensive glass. Sophomore forward Scott Niewiadomski (Brick, N.J./Monsignor Donovan) had a game-high eight rebounds for the Bears.

After jumping out to that 15-5 lead, Ursinus’ lead dipped below double digits just one time the rest of the game. Leading 47-28 at halftime, Ursinus led by as much as 29 points when sophomore guard JJ Rapczyski (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) connected on a three-pointer to make the score 82-53 for the Bears. The Bears shot 61.9 percent from the field in the second half (13-for-21) and made 12 of 20 three pointers in the contest.

Ursinus opens Centennial Conference play on Wednesday, traveling to nationally-ranked Franklin & Marshall for a 7:30 p.m. tip.