Lescoe enjoys successful home return:

By on November 20, 2018

Scores 33 points in two games, named to All-Tourney Team

Former Cocalico star Tucker Lescoe, along with his Hobart College team, made his way back to the area  this past weekend, playing in the William Marshall Tip-Off Tournament at F&M.

Former Cocalico star Tucker Lescoe, along with his Hobart College team, made his way back to the area this past weekend, playing in the William Marshall Tip-Off Tournament at F&M.

Junior guard Tucker Lescoe made a successful return to the local hardwood this past weekend as the junior guard from Cocalico and the rest of his Hobart College team opened the season at the William Marshall Tip-Off Tournament held at F&M College.

The all-time leading scorer at Cocalico didn’t disappoint the local faithful, scoring 33 points over two games to earn a selection to the All-Tournament Team.

In Friday night’s season opener vs. Stevens Institute of Technology, Lescoe poured in a team-high 23 points to lead the Statesmen to a 68-65 victory.

Trailing by four inside the final two minutes, the Statesmen scored the final seven points of the game to secure the win.

Lescoe finished the night 9-of-16 from the floor with three 3-pointers, including a big one down the stretch. He also grabbed five rebounds and made two steals.

With the victory, Hobart advanced to Saturday’s championship opposite host Franklin & Marshall, where the outcome was in doubt until the final seconds.

Hobart had the final shot of the night, but didn’t get a friendly roll as F&M held on to an 85-84 win and the tournament title.

A 9-2 run to start the second half put the Statesmen in front by a game-high 15 points, but before the half was five minutes old, Hobart was also in foul trouble. The Diplomats were in the bonus by the 15:18 mark and in the double bonus for the final 12:18. Midway through the frame, the Statesmen still enjoyed a 10-point lead, but over the next two minutes F&M (3-0) scored seven straight points to make it a one-possession game.

The Statesmen (1-1) clung to a one-point lead as the game clock approached one minute. Dan Masino fouled out with 72 seconds left and the Diplomats claimed their first lead of the second half on the ensuing possession. With about six seconds left, junior Sam Allen used a pump fake to lose his defender and looked headed for an easy layup, but F&M’s Groll swooped in from behind the forward and blocked his shot to preserve a two-point lead. After Hobart fouled, the Dips’ J.C. McGrath sank a pair of free throws to seemingly ice the win. But Hobart’s Colin Dougherty drilled a running 3-pointer to cap the scoring with 0.3 seconds left. All F&M had to do was inbound the ball to close out the win.

The Diplomats’ inbounds pass clipped a wire hanging from the ceiling, turning the ball back over to Hobart. The Statesmen got the ball in to Dougherty, who got his shot off before the final horn, but could not get the shot to fall.

Lescoe finished the game with 10 points, shooting 6-for-13 from the field, which included a pair of three pointers.

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