Three to be inducted into NE Basketball Hall

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 4, 2006
KINGSTON, R.I. --- Colby College will be well represented when former women's basketball player Kaye Cross and men's basketball players Paul Harvey and Harland Storey are inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday at 7 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center.

Cross, a member of the Colby Class of 1984, becomes the first Colby women's basketball player inducted into the hall of fame. She was a Kodak First Team All-America selection in 1984 and is the Mules' all-time leading scorer with 1,452 points. Cross was Colby's all-time leading rebounder with 956 until fellow All-American Sarah Walsh '03 broke the record in the 2002-03 season. Cross still holds the single-season rebounding record with 342 in 1983-84.

Harvey played at Colby from 1975-78 and is one of only two players to go over 2,000 points for their careers with the Mules. Harvey played in 92 games during his Colby career and had 2,075 points. He is still tied for the career field goal record of 851 with Brad Moore. Harvey, a 6-foot-5 forward, earned All-America honors after the 1977 and 1978 seasons.

Storey, another 6-foot-5 forward, earned All-America honors after the 1983 and 1985 seasons. Storey, Harvey and Matt Hancock are the only Colby players to earn All-America honors in a season two times or more. Storey ranks fourth among Colby's all-time leading scorers with 1,710 points in 92 games. Current Colby men's basketball coach Dick Whitmore, who coached Harvey and Storey, was in the inaugural 2002 class of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Other inductees with ties to Colby include: John "Swisher" Mitchell (2002), Gene Hunter '48 (2002), Dennis Kinne '61 (2003), Ted Shiro '51 (2003), Brad Moore '75 (2003) and Matt Hancock '90 (2004).


 
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