Russell, Choice help men's basketball to win

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 7, 2010
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Mike Russell

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) had his sixth double-double in scoring and rebounding in 10 games after scoring 10 points and pulling down 16 rebounds as the Colby College men's basketball team held on for a 56-54 win over Husson University on Thursday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Russell is averaging a double-double at 13.9 points and 10.3 rebounds. The 6-foot-4 junior forward went over 700 career points and now has 704 points and 484 rebounds.

Colby (8-2) took a 34-19 halftime lead after shooting 52 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. However, Husson (5-4) held the Mules to 29 percent shooting in the second half and nearly came all the way back for the victory.

Senior forward Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) moved into 12th place on Colby's all-time scoring list with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Choice now has 1,254 career points and went past Mike McGee (1,251 points, 1977-79). Choice needs to reach 1,367 points to move into the Colby top 10 for scoring.

Gil Haylon (Wellesley, Mass.) added 11 points and nailed three 3-point shots for the Mules. Christian Van Loenen (Falmouth, Maine) had five points and six rebounds, while Justin Sherman (Piedmont, Calif.) dished six assists and had three steals.

Jay Uhrin (Winterport, Maine) paced the Eagles with 19 points and five steals. Brock Bradford (Kenduskeag, Maine) added 12 points and Marc Zaharchuk (Richmond, Maine) came off the bench with seven points and 13 rebounds. Joshua Jones (Jefferson, Maine) added nine points and three steals.

Husson led 10-8 with 11:12 left in the first half only to see the Mules use a 26-9 run to take a 34-19 lead at the break. Colby led by as much as 37-22 with two minutes gone in the second half, but Husson used a 12-0 run to make it 37-34 with 13:58 to play. The Mules never relinquished the lead and pulled away to a 53-45 margin with 2:51 to play. The Eagles cut the lead to three points at 53-50 and had the chance to tie the game on a 3-point shot with 38 seconds left. The Eagles missed and Choice went 3-for-4 from the foul line for Colby's final points.

Husson head coach Warren Caruso was denied his 300th career victory. He stands at 299-143 in 16 years with the Eagles.

COLBY 56, HUSSON 54

HUSSON (5-4)

Jay Uhrin 7-13 4-4 19; Brock Bradford 4-7 1-2 12; Joshua Jones 3-11 3-4 9;

Marc Zaharchuk 3-5 1-4 7; Matt MacKenzie 1-4 1-2 3; Matt Cummings 1-4 0-0 2;

Phillip Leighton 1-7 0-0 2; Jon Klages 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 10-16 54.

COLBY (8-2)

Adam Choice 7-12 6-8 20; Gil Haylon 4-8 0-0 11; Mike Russell 4-10 2-5 10;

Christian Van Loenen 2-4 0-3 5; Chas Woodward 2-6 0-0 4; Gordon Fischer 1-3

0-0 2; Justin Sherman 1-5 0-0 2; Eric Beaulieu 0-1 2-4 2; Tim Concannon 0-1

0-0 0. Totals 21-50 10-20 56.

Husson........................   19   35  -   54

Colby.........................   34   22  -   56

3-point goals--Husson 4-11 (Brock Bradford 3-5; Jay Uhrin 1-4; Matt Cummings

0-1; Joshua Jones 0-1), Colby 4-12 (Gil Haylon 3-7; Christian Van Loenen

1-2; Justin Sherman 0-1; Tim Concannon 0-1; Adam Choice 0-1). Fouled

out--Husson-Joshua Jones, Colby-Chas Woodward. Rebounds--Husson 29 (Marc

Zaharchuk 13), Colby 43 (Mike Russell 16). Assists--Husson 7 (Brock Bradford

2; Matt MacKenzie 2), Colby 13 (Justin Sherman 6). Total fouls--Husson 19,

Colby 19. Technical fouls--Husson-None, Colby-None. A-475

 

 

 

 
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