Solvay, by contrast, had no player reach double figures. Eric Kendrick led with just seven points, while Jaron Payne, Nick Filippi and Chris Owens earned six points apiece.
A night later, the Bearcats lost to Hannibal 66-59. The two sides played through a 30-30 first half, but the Warriors inched out in front in the third quarter and stayed there, ignoring the work of Kendrick and Filippi, who earned 20 points apiece as Kendrick sank four 3-pointers. Darryl Rupert led Hannibal with 25 points. Solvay also lost Friday to Marcellus 69-39.
By stark contrast, Ludden ripped past Hannibal 78-38, starting the game on a 23-7 spurt and outscoring the Warriros 23-1 in the final period, just to be sure. Hackett managed 20 points, with Kaigler getting 14 points. Littlejohn and Walser had 10 points apiece.