|Vanderheide leads Hope to third-place victory over Ursinus|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 22 March 2008 09:58|
Tyler Wolfe and Derek VanSolkema each scored 22 points for Hope (28-4), and Jesse Reimink added 18. Vanderheide and Wolfe each had eight rebounds.
Cousart finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Ursinus (29-4). John Noonan added 24 points, and Matt Howell came off the bench to add 13.
The Bears committed 20 turnovers to only 12 for the Flying Dutchmen.
Ursinus led early, but the Flying Dutchmen went ahead for good at 13-12 with 14:16 left in the first half on Vanderheide's three-point play. Hope led 50-42 at halftime.
After intermission, the Flying Dutchmen steadily built their lead. Vanderheide's foul shot with 10:14 left gave Hope its largest margin at 79-58. The Bears cut the deficit to 12 five times after that, but could get no closer.
The Bears were plagued by foul trouble, and Hope outscored Ursinus 19-5 from the free throw line.
Hope last was in the championship series in 1998, while Ursinus made its first appearance in the Final Four since 1981.
Amherst played Washington of Missouri later Saturday for the championship.