Men's basketball fights back for league win over Trinity

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 20, 2012
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Shane Rogers celebrates during the Mules' 60-54 NESCAC win over Trinity on Friday. (Dustin Satloff '15 photo)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Ben Foreman (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the second half as the Colby College men's basketball team overcame a seven-point halftime deficit on the way to a 60-54 win against Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night.
 
Colby moves to 5-10 overall and 1-3 in the NESCAC, while Trinity falls to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The Mules play host to Amherst on Saturday at 4 p.m.
 
Foreman was 6-for-11 from the field and 11-for-11 from the foul line. He made nine of the free throws in the second half, had three assists, and three steals. Foreman nailed five of his eight 3-point shots.
 
Kyle Donovan (Portland, Maine) finished with 10 points, two blocks, and two steals for Colby. Connor O'Neil (Freeport, Maine) and Eric Beaulieu (Concord, Mass.) each had nine points.
 
The Bantams had a 33-22 rebounding advantage in the game, but the Mules shot nearly 53 percent in the second half on the way to 40 points.
 
Mick Distasio (Yarmouth, Maine) finished with 13 points, three assists, and three steals for the Bantams. Carter Trent (LIttle Rock, Ark.) added 11 points and four assists, while Varun Ram (Clarkville, Md.) had 10 points.
 
COLBY 60, TRINITY 54
TRINITY (10-7, 2-2 NESCAC)
Mick Distasio 4-11 2-2 13; Carter Trent 4-7 0-0 11; Varun Ram 4-9 0-0 10;
Alex Conaway 3-6 0-0 6; George Papadeas 2-2 0-0 4; Adam Skaggs 2-4 0-0 4;
Chris Applegate 1-5 0-0 2; Eric Dean 1-4 0-0 2; Cameron Sutton 1-3 0-0 2;
Steve Spirou 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 2-2 54.
COLBY (5-10, 1-3 NESCAC)
Ben Foreman 6-11 11-11 28; Kyle Donovan 4-8 2-4 10; Connor O'Neil 3-5 0-0 9;
Eric Beaulieu 2-2 5-6 9; Jonathan Kalin 1-1 0-0 3; Shane Rogers 0-7 1-2 1;
Jack Crampton 0-3 0-0 0; Alex Swanson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-38 19-23 60.
Trinity....................... 27 27 - 54
Colby......................... 20 40 - 60
3-point goals-Trinity 8-27 (Carter Trent 3-6; Mick Distasio 3-10; Varun Ram
2-7; Adam Skaggs 0-1; Eric Dean 0-2; Alex Conaway 0-1), Colby 9-23 (Ben
Foreman 5-8; Connor O'Neil 3-5; Jonathan Kalin 1-1; Shane Rogers 0-4; Jack
Crampton 0-2; Alex Swanson 0-1; Kyle Donovan 0-2). Fouled out--Trinity-None,
Colby-None. Rebounds-Trinity 33 (Chris Applegate 6), Colby 22 (Shane Rogers
4; Kyle Donovan 4). Assists-Trinity 17 (Carter Trent 4), Colby 14 (Shane
Rogers 3; Eric Beaulieu 3; Ben Foreman 3). Total fouls-Trinity 17, Colby 10.
A-450


 
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