Men's basketball falls to Middlebury

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 18, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Ashton Coghlan (New York, N.Y.) came off the bench and had 19 points to spark the Middlebury College men's basketball team to a 65-60 win over Colby College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Middlebury improves to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference heading into Saturday's road game at Bowdoin at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, Colby falls to 9-6 overall and 0-1 in the league and will host Williams College at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Coghlan had 11 of his 19 points in the opening half to help the Panthers battle back from a deficit. The Mules led 26-21 with 4:39 remaining to intermission, but Middlebury went on a 14-3 run to end the half.

The Panthers led by as much as 12 points at 52-40 with 11:18 remaining in the game. However, Colby chipped away at the lead and only trailed 62-59 with 1:03 to play. Middlebury's Aaron Smith (West Hartford, Conn.) hit two free throws with 46 seconds left to give his team a 64-59 margin.

Smith finished with 15 points and six rebounds, while Mike Walsh (Needham, Mass.) had 12 points and seven rebounds. Tim Edwards (Greenwich, Conn.) added 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocked shots for the Panthers.

Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.) led Colby with 23 points. Michael Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.

MIDDLEBURY 65, COLBY 60

MIDDLEBURY (12-2, 1-0 NESCAC)

Ashton Coghlan 8-14 0-0 19; Aaron Smith 6-9 3-5 15; Mike Walsh 3-5 5-8 12; Ben Rudin 4-11 0-1 8; Kyle Dudley 1-7 2-2 5; Tim Edwards 1-7 1-2 4; Andrew Locke 1-1 0-1 2; Kevin Kelleher 0-3 0-0 0; Albert Handy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 11-19 65.

COLBY (9-6, 0-1 NESCAC)

Artie Cutrone 10-19 1-1 23; Michael Russell 3-7 8-10 14; Adam Choice 1-7 7-10 9; Mark Gaudet 2-7 1-2 6; Mac Simpson 2-8 0-2 5; Justin Sherman 1-4 0-1 2; Nick Planeta 0-1 1-2 1; Preston Decker 0-2 0-0 0; Gil Haylon 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-57 18-28 60.

Middlebury....................  35  30  -  65

Colby.........................  29  31  -  60

3-point goals-Middlebury 6-21 (Ashton Coghlan 3-7; Mike Walsh 1-1; Tim Edwards 1-2; Kyle Dudley 1-5; Kevin Kelleher 0-2; Ben Rudin 0-4), Colby 4-15 (Artie Cutrone 2-4; Mac Simpson 1-3; Mark Gaudet 1-3; Justin Sherman 0-1; Gil Haylon 0-2; Adam Choice 0-2). Fouled out--Middlebury-None, Colby-Michael Russell. Rebounds-Middlebury 35 (Tim Edwards 10), Colby 47 (Michael Russell 12). Assists-Middlebury 11 (Tim Edwards 4), Colby 5 (Artie Cutrone 2). Total fouls-Middlebury 20, Colby 20. A-400


 
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