Springfield tops Colby men's basketball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 2, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Foul problems in the second half hurt the Colby College men's basketball team as Springfield College pulled away over the final 20 minutes for a 64-48 victory in the opening day of the Hall of Fame Tournament on Tuesday night.

Colby (7-4) will take on Plattsburgh State in the consolation game Wednesday at 3 p.m. Springfield meets Kean in the title game at 7:30 p.m. Kean took a 67-62 win in the other game.

The Mules had three starters --- Drew Cohen, Michael Westbrooks and Adam Choice --- with four fouls with more than 10 minutes left in the second half. Springfield led 26-24 at halftime and then steadily pulled away over the first 10 minutes of the half.

Drew Cohen had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots for Colby. Nick Farrell added 12 points and six assists for the Mules.

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 64, COLBY COLLEGE 48

COLBY COLLEGE (7-4)

Drew Cohen 6-10 7-8 19; Nick Farrell 3-13 4-4 12; Adam Choice 1-8 3-4 5; Jon Bandi 2-4 0-0 4; Artie Cutrone 1-1 0-0 2; Justin Sherman 1-3 0-1 2; David Chase 1-1 0-0 2; Mac Simpson 0-6 2-2 2; Pat Featherston 0-1 0-0 0; Mark Gaudet 0-5 0-0 0; Gil Haylon 0-2 0-0 0; Nick Planeta 0-2 0-0 0; Michael Westbrooks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-57 16-19 48.

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (4-7)

Gregg Daly 6-12 0-0 12; Jamaal Gibbs 6-13 0-0 12; John Strawson 2-8 7-12 11; Damian Farley 4-5 3-3 11; Anthony Pizzo 3-10 2-3 9; Ryan Blackmon 1-7 2-2 4; Pat Crean 1-2 0-0 3; Dan Falvey 1-1 0-0 2; Andy Covington 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 14-20 64.

Colby College.................  24  24  -  48

Springfield College...........  26  38  -  64

3-point goals-Colby College 2-18 (Nick Farrell 2-5; Adam Choice 0-3; Jon Bandi 0-1; Mac Simpson 0-2; Pat Featherston 0-1; Mark Gaudet 0-4; Gil Haylon 0-2), Springfield College 2-11 (Anthony Pizzo 1-3; Pat Crean 1-2; Damian Farley 0-1; Ryan Blackmon 0-2; Andy Covington 0-1; Jamaal Gibbs 0-2). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Springfield College-None. Rebounds-Colby College 38 (Drew Cohen 11), Springfield College 43 (Gregg Daly 14). Assists-Colby College 10 (Nick Farrell 6), Springfield College 13 (Anthony Pizzo 5). Total fouls-Colby College 20, Springfield College 19. A-212


 
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