Men's basketball falls in tourney opener

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 1, 2013
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Shane Rogers (Dustin Satloff Photography)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- The Colby College men's basketball team opened 2013 and the Naismith Classic with a 75-57 loss to Springfield College on Tuesday.

Colby, now 2-7 overall, will play in the consolation game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against either SUNY Purchase or Roger Williams. The Mules will open New England Small College Athletic Conference play Sunday at 2 p.m. against Hamilton College at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Ryan Jann had a team-high 13 points and made three 3-point shots for the Mules. Shane Rogers was 4-for-8 from the field on the way to 10 points, Sam Willson added eight points, and Chris Hudnut chipped in with seven points.

Springfield, which shot 53 percent from the field, received a 4-for-5 effort from 3-point range and a game-high 16 points from Jordan Rote. Alex Berthiaume added 14 points and Josh Altman scored 13.

The Pride and the Mules stayed close in the first 10 minutes of the game, but Springfield pulled away late for a 38-28 margin at halftime. Springfield got hot from the field in the second half and led by 20 points or more for much of the final 20 minutes.

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 75, COLBY 57
COLBY (2-7)
Ryan Jann 4-11 2-2 13; Shane Rogers 4-8 2-3 10; Sam Willson 2-8 3-4 8; Chris
Hudnut 2-7 3-4 7; Gordon Fischer 2-2 0-0 4; Nick Rimsa 2-2 0-0 4; Connor
O'Neil 1-9 0-0 3; John Gallego 0-1 2-2 2; Patrick Stewart 1-4 0-1 2; Danny
Chase 1-4 0-0 2; Michael Longinoff 0-1 1-2 1; Luke Westman 0-3 1-2 1;
Jonathan Kalin 0-1 0-0 0; Jesse Coulon 0-1 0-0 0; Matt Mignon 0-2 0-0 0.
Totals 19-64 14-20 57.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (9-3)
Jordan Rote 4-8 4-4 16; Alex Berthiaume 6-12 2-4 14; Josh Altman 5-8 0-0 13;
Pat Rossi 4-6 0-1 8; Robbie Burke 4-6 0-3 8; Josh Downes 2-3 0-0 4; Nick
Sienkiewicz 2-3 0-0 4; Sean Martin 1-3 0-0 2; George Adams 0-1 2-4 2; Nick
Toto 0-1 1-2 1; Tim Swenson 0-1 1-2 1; Quinn McKenna 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-53
12-22 75.
Colby......................... 28 29  - 57
Springfield College........... 38 37  - 75
3-point goals-Colby 5-24 (Ryan Jann 3-8; Connor O'Neil 1-5; Sam Willson 1-3;
Patrick Stewart 0-1; Danny Chase 0-3; Jesse Coulon 0-1; Matt Mignon 0-1;
Shane Rogers 0-2), Springfield College 7-12 (Jordan Rote 4-5; Josh Altman
3-4; Sean Martin 0-1; Quinn McKenna 0-1; Alex Berthiaume 0-1). Fouled
out--Colby-None, Springfield College-None. Rebounds-Colby 34 (Chris Hudnut
4), Springfield College 43 (Josh Altman 7; Robbie Burke 7). Assists-Colby 9
(Jonathan Kalin 2), Springfield College 16 (Sean Martin 7). Total
fouls-Colby 20, Springfield College 16. A-450

 


 
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