Men's basketball holds off Husson for win

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 10, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) went 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final 24 seconds as the Colby College men's basketball team held on for a 73-70 win over Husson College in non-conference play Thursday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Colby improves to 9-4 with the victory heading into a 3 p.m. non-conference game at Bates College on Saturday. Husson falls to 4-6 and returns to Waterville for a 5:30 p.m. game Saturday at Thomas College.

The Eagles, who trailed 37-27 at halftime, tied the game at 67-67 on two free throws by Sheraud Lee (Bridgeport, Conn.) with 1:35 remaining. The Mules, though, went ahead for good when Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) scored on a lay-up with 1:04 left. After a missed 3-point shot by Husson, Gaudet sank two free throws with 24 seconds left for a 71-67 margin.

Husson battled back again and made it a one-point game when Scott Kissinger (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) nailed a 3-point shot with 14 seconds remaining. Gaudet, who is shooting 85 percent from the foul line, calmly sank two more free throws for a 73-70 lead after he was fouled on the out of bounds play. The Eagles missed on two 3-point shots in the closing seconds.

Choice, Gaudet, and Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.) each had 16 points for Colby. Choice also had 10 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Gaudet went 6-for-6 from the foul line and Cutrone had six steals. Michael Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) added 11 points, while Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) finished with seven points and four assists.

Lee led Husson with 15 points and Kissinger added 14 points. Nick Perras (Lancaster, N.H.) had 12 points for the Eagles, who had 12 offensive rebounds in the second half to help their cause.

COLBY 73, HUSSON 70

HUSSON (4-6)

Sheruad Lee 5-11 2-2 15; Scott Kissinger 6-15 0-0 14; Nick Perras 3-6 3-4 12; Matt MacKenzie 4-10 1-2 9; Fabian Figueroa 3-7 0-0 6; Brock Bradford 3-9 0-0 6; Blaine Meehan 2-3 1-2 5; Chris Coffin 1-3 0-0 3; Nick Henry 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-66 7-10 70.

COLBY (9-4)

Mark Gaudet 4-7 6-6 16; Artie Cutrone 5-9 4-6 16; Adam Choice 6-13 4-5 16; Michael Russell 4-6 3-6 11; Mac Simpson 3-9 0-0 7; Christian van Loenen 1-1 0-0 3; Preston Decker 1-1 0-0 2; Nick Planeta 0-1 2-6 2; Justin Sherman 0-2 0-0 0; Gil Haylon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 19-29 73.

Husson........................  27  43  -  70

Colby.........................  37  36  -  73

3-point goals-Husson 9-34 (Sheruad Lee 3-6; Nick Perras 3-5; Scott Kissinger 2-11; Chris Coffin 1-2; Nick Henry 0-1; Brock Bradford 0-5; Fabian Figueroa 0-3; Matt MacKenzie 0-1), Colby 6-18 (Artie Cutrone 2-4; Mark Gaudet 2-4; Christian van Loenen 1-1; Mac Simpson 1-3; Gil Haylon 0-1; Michael Russell 0-2; Adam Choice 0-3). Fouled out--Husson-None, Colby-None. Rebounds-Husson 42 (Brock Bradford 6), Colby 30 (Adam Choice 10). Assists-Husson 15 (Brock Bradford 6), Colby 11 (Mac Simpson 4). Total fouls-Husson 23, Colby 14. A-400


 
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