Williams downs men's basketball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 13, 2007
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. --- Despite a season-high 16 points from Colby College's Artie Cutrone, the Williams College men's basketball team had a big first half on the way to a 62-55 victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

Williams improved to 8-6 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Mules are now 8-8 and 0-2 in the NESCAC.

Cutrone was 6-for-10 from the field, including a 3-for-7 effort from 3-point range. Drew Cohen had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Nick Farrell chipped in with 11 points, four steals and three assists.

Williams, which led 38-25 at halftime, got 14 points and five assists from Chris Shalvoy.

Colby got as close as three points twice in the second half. The second time occurred with just 1:57 remaining when Cutrone hit a 3-point shot to make it 58-55. The Mules had two possessions for a chance to tie the game with a 3-point shot, but had a turnover and a missed trey. Williams then went 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final 22 seconds for the final points.

WILLIAMS 62, COLBY 55

COLBY (8-8)

Artie Cutrone 6-10 1-2 16; Drew Cohen 4-10 6-8 14; Nick Farrell 4-14 1-2 11; Adam Choice 3-6 1-1 7; Michael Westbrooks 2-5 1-2 5; Jon Bandi 1-1 0-0 2; Justin Sherman 0-1 0-0 0; Mac Simpson 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 10-15 55.

WILLIAMS (8-6)

Chris Shalvoy 4-12 2-2 14; Kevin Snyder 4-8 1-2 11; Chris Rose 3-9 2-2 10; Grant Meyer 4-7 0-0 8; Blake Schultz 2-2 2-2 7; Joe Geoghegan 1-4 4-6 6; Brendan Hanifin 1-2 0-0 2; Matt Weisbrot 0-1 2-2 2; Brian Nelson 1-5 0-0 2; Alex Rubin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 13-16 62.

COLBY.........................  25  30  -  55

Williams......................  38  24  -  62

3-point goals-COLBY 5-23 (Artie Cutrone 3-7; Nick Farrell 2-10; Michael Westbrooks 0-2; Justin Sherman 0-1; Mac Simpson 0-3), Williams 9-28 (Chris Shalvoy 4-10; Kevin Snyder 2-5; Chris Rose 2-6; Blake Schultz 1-1; Brian Nelson 0-4; Alex Rubin 0-1; Brendan Hanifin 0-1). Fouled out--COLBY-None, Williams-None. Rebounds-COLBY 29 (Drew Cohen 8), Williams 34 (Chris Rose 8). Assists-COLBY 6 (Nick Farrell 3), Williams 14 (Chris Shalvoy 5). Total fouls-COLBY 14, Williams 14. A-435


 
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