Men's basketball tops Roger Williams behind Hudnut

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 2, 2013
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Chris Hudnut had 24 points Wednesday. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Chris Hudnut scored a collegiate-high 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Colby College men's basketball team won the consolation game of the Naismith Classic with a 74-50 victory against Roger Williams on Wednesday at Springfield College.

Hudnut, a first-year center, was 11-for-16 from the field and made two of his four 3-point shots. He leads the Mules (3-7 overall) in scoring at 11.5 points per game.
 
Danny Chase also had a collegiate-high in scoring, with 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field. The Mules shot nearly 53 percent (32-for-61) from the field. Connor O'Neil added 11 points, including three 3-point shots, and Patrick Stewart finished with eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Luke Westman pulled down eight rebounds, Shane Rogers dished seven assists, and Nick Rimsa scored six points and had five boards for Colby. 

The Mules trailed 7-4 early in the game, but went on a 15-2 run to take a 19-9 margin with 11:07 to halftime. Colby scored the final five points of the half to go up 35-21 at the break.

Colby quickly pushed the lead over 20 points and held its biggest lead of 29 points (74-45) with 2:02 to play.

The Mules had a huge 48-20 rebounding margin, holding Roger Williams (4-6) to just two offensive rebounds.

Colby starts NESCAC play at home against Hamilton College on Sunday at 2 p.m.

COLBY 74, ROGER WILLIAMS 50
ROGER WILLIAMS (4-6)
Matt Grossbard 4-6 2-2 11; Will Gerencer 3-6 1-2 10; Mike Igoe 4-9 2-3 10;
Joseph Henry 3-7 0-0 6; James LeCardi 2-8 1-2 6; Josh McCourt 1-3 0-0 3;
Myles Brilhante 0-3 2-2 2; Ryan Palumbo 1-3 0-0 2; E.J. Bradley 0-1 0-0 0;
Leonardo Atkinson 0-4 0-0 0; Trevor Fahmy 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 18-52 8-12 50.
COLBY (3-7)
Chris Hudnut 11-16 0-0 24; Danny Chase 8-12 1-1 19; Connor O'Neil 4-9 0-0
11; Patrick Stewart 3-6 0-0 8; Nick Rimsa 3-4 0-0 6; Sam Willson 1-4 0-0 2;
Shane Rogers 1-4 0-2 2; Kareem Kalil 1-2 0-0 2; Ryan Jann 0-4 0-0 0. Totals
32-61 1-3 74.
Roger Williams................ 21 29  - 50
Colby......................... 35 39  - 74
3-point goals-Roger Williams 6-19 (Will Gerencer 3-6; Matt Grossbard 1-2;
Josh McCourt 1-3; James LeCardi 1-5; E.J. Bradley 0-1; Joseph Henry 0-2),
Colby 9-25 (Connor O'Neil 3-7; Patrick Stewart 2-3; Chris Hudnut 2-4; Danny
Chase 2-5; Kareem Kalil 0-1; Ryan Jann 0-2; Shane Rogers 0-2; Sam Willson
0-1). Fouled out--Roger Williams-None, Colby-None. Rebounds-Roger Williams
20 (Mike Igoe 5), Colby 48 (Patrick Stewart 10). Assists-Roger Williams 11
(Adam Cook 3; Ryan Palumbo 3; Myles Brilhante 3), Colby 21 (Shane Rogers 7).
Total fouls-Roger Williams 9, Colby 17. A-150

 
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