November 24, 2009

Bears take 85-74 win over Drew

MADISON, N.J. – Ursinus junior guard Matt Hilton (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown Area) scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the first half as the Bears (2-1) defeated Drew (1-3) 85-74 on Tuesday night in non-conference men’s basketball play.

Hilton was 7-for-9 from the three-point line, including 6-for-7 in the first 20 minutes as the Bears connected on 64 percent of their shots in the second half.

Senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost) had 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Bears, while junior forward T.J. Jones (Verona, N.J./Verona) had 12 points off the bench in 14 minutes for Ursinus.

Sophomore guard Terrell Brown had 22 points for Drew, while junior guard Mike Mayes added in 19 points.

Trailing 14-8 with 14:43 left to go in the first half, Ursinus went on a 24-6 scoring run over the next 8:19 to go up 32-20. During that run, Hilton had four three-pointers.

Ursinus' lead would top out at 37-21 with 4:39 left as Cousart made a layup, before Drew battled back within nine at the half.

Out of the locker room, Drew rallied outscored the Bears 16-6 over the beginning 5:24 to take a 47-46 lead on a jumper by Mayes.

Ursinus regained the lead at 49-47 with 13:39 left on a three-pointer by senior guard Keith Page (Manchester, England/Blair Academy).

The Bears finished with a 33-27 edge on the glass.

Freshman guard Matt Donahue (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity School) had five assists on the night, while Page and freshman forward Kevin Janowski (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) had nine points each.