November 20, 2009

Cousart's late three-point play lifts Bears to 85-83 win over Keystone

CLINTON, N.Y. – Senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) converted a three-point play with just under five seconds remaining as Ursinus (1-0) defeated Keystone (0-2) 85-83 Friday night in the first game of the Hamilton Tip-Off tournament at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

Ursinus will take on the winner of SUNY-Canton/Hamilton in the championship game Saturday afternoon at 4.

Cousart also added in 14 rebounds as the Bears converted 32-of-34 foul shots in the win, including a 24-for-26 mark in the second half.

Junior guard Matt Hilton (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown) also hit for 23 points in his first game back from a broken foot he suffered in December of last year.

Senior guard Keith Page (Manchester, England/Blair Academy) added 14 points off the bench.

For Keystone, Tercel Taylor scored 26, while Ryne Luce had 17 points off the bench, including five three-pointers.

Ursinus trailed by as much as 11 in the second half, before rallying to take its first lead of the game at 61-60 on a layup by Page. Ursinus took its biggest lead of the game at 68-64 on three straight foul shots by Hilton with 8:48 left.

Freshman forward John Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) and freshman forward Kevin Janowski (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) each had nine points in their debut, while freshman guard Matt Donahue (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity School) had seven points.

Ursinus had a 35-29 rebounding edge.