NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Wes Cole came off the bench to score all 12 of his points in the second half as Hartford defeated Yale 60-51 in a nonconference game Thursday night.
Nate Sikma also scored all eight of his points for the Hawks (3-3) after halftime. All of them came during a 25-5 run to start the half as Hartford extended a 21-18 lead at the break to a 46-23 advantage with 11:36 left.
The Bulldogs (2-6) whittled the lead to seven points, 49-42, as Hartford scored just three points in the next 8 minutes. But Cole hit a 3-pointer at the 3:30 mark to push the Hawks' lead back to double digits, and he added another trey to make it 55-44 with 1:42 to play.
Hartford shot 55 percent (11 of 20) in the second half to Yale's 36 percent (9 of 25).
And with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select.... a quarterback?
Assistant general manager, and soon to be general manager, Eric DeCosta isn't ruling out the possibility that the Ravens use their first-round pick on drafting a quarterback to eventually replace Joe Flacco.
"I feel like if there is a guy there that we think is really too good to pass up, we're going to take him," DeCosta told the team's website on the chance of draft a quarterback in the first-round.
Quarterback is just one of many offensive needs for the team. Joe Flacco's stats have been trending downward as the 33-year old is entering his 11th season.
Owner Steve Bisciotti though may disagree with DeCosta.
At his annual State of the Ravens press conference, Bisciotti said, "That’s not really something that we’re worried about right now. We’ve got bigger fish to fry, I guess. I don’t consider that a big worry," in regards to looking at life after Joe. Bisciotti also noted the team would be looking at all options in free agency and the draft for weapons for their QB.
From the sound of that, it appears the team's first choice would be a wideout, but the Ravens haven't drafted a quarterback since Joe Flacco back in 2008.
The 2018 NFL Draft class has a handful of strong quarterbacks to choose from and not a ton of first-round wide receivers.
NBC Sports Washington has been told that the primary objective for Gersich in the coming weeks is to get his first taste of the NHL by observing—and practicing alongside—his new teammates in Washington. If the opportunity to get him into the lineup presents itself, then it’s possible he’ll suit up.
The 21-year-old just completed his third season at UND. Here are Gersich’s numbers from junior and college, courtesy of www.hockeydb.com.
At UND, the smooth-skating and skilled Gersich also produced this memorable goal vs. Denver:
Gersich has been assigned jersey No. 63 in Washington, according to the Caps’ website.
The addition of Gersich and subsequent subtraction of Travis Boyd, who was reassigned to Hershey on Friday morning, leaves the Caps with 14 forwards on the roster.
“I think he did a great job at rookie camp,” Caps GM Brian MacLellan said of Gersich in July. “He was one of our best players, if not the best player, at camp. Really happy about the way he’s progressed and where we picked him. I think Ross Mahoney did a great job with that pick.”