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Senior co-captain Andrew Schiel paced the Jeffs with 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting.

Schiel Pours in 27 as Ninth-Ranked Jeffs Outlast Trinity in NESCAC Opener


January 15, 2005

HARTFORD, CT - Senior co-captain forward Andrew Schiel (Wayne, Pa.) scored a game-high 27 points, making nine out of 13 shots from the field and six out of seven from the foul line, and added five rebounds to lead the visiting Amherst College menís basketball team to an 85-82 win at Trinity College in both teamsí NESCAC opener on Saturday. Amherst, ranked No. 9 in the nation, improves to 10-1 overall and 1-0 in the NESCAC with its third win in a row, while the Bantams fall to 10-4 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Amherst pulled ahead for good (80-74) with an 8-0 run at the four-minute mark that included back-to-back three-pointers by Schiel and junior guard Keith Zalaski (Simsbury, Conn.) and a layup by senior guard Russell Lee (Lorton, Va.). Trinity fought back and pulled to within three points in the final minute on a layup by sophomore guard Patrick Hasiuk (Enfield, Conn.) with 18 seconds on the clock. Trinity's full-court press forced an Amherst turnover, but the Bantams misfired on consecutive three-point attempts by senior co-captain guard John Halas (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore guard Kino Clarke (Brooklyn, N.Y.) down the stretch.

Trinity led at the half, 45-44, forcing 10 turnovers to offset 62.5% shooting from the field and a 17-9 rebounding advantage for the Lord Jeffs. Bantam junior forward Tyler Rhoten (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored 16 of his team-high 24 points in the opening stanza to match Schiel's 13 first-half points. Amherst remained hot in the second half, finishing with a 59.6 field goal shooting percentage for the game and also canning 23 out of 27 of its free throw tries.

Rhoten made 10 out of 17 shots from the field and all four of his free throws, while adding five assists, and Halas totaled 17 points, four assists, and four steals. Hasiuk had 10 points, a team-high, seven boards, and six dishes for the Bantams. Lee had 16 points and three assists for Amherst, while sophomore guard John Bedford (Ridgewood, N.J.) added 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and freshman guard Andrew Olson (San Diego, Calif.) tallied 13 points, five boards, and five assists.