Farrell leads men's basketball to win

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 20, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine ­-- Nick Farrell (Aspen, Colo.) had 24 points and Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) was 6-for-6 from the foul line in the closing minutes as the Colby College men’s basketball team held on for a 60-57 win over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules improve to 10-8 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while Connecticut College drops to 10-8 and 0-3 in league play.

Farrell was 7-for-12 from 3-point range and finished with 50 points in two league victories on Friday (Wesleyan University) and Saturday. Farrell, a senior point guard, has his scoring average up to 19 points per game. With senior center Drew Cohen (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) in foul trouble at times, Farrell took command in the second half with 18 of his 24 points.

Colby held a 26-18 lead at halftime, but the Camels tied the game at 32-32 with 14:04 remaining. The Mules pulled away with a 13-4 run to take a 45-36 lead with 8:56 remaining. Colby still led 52-42 with 4:40 remaining until Connecticut College battled back and got to within 54-51 on a 3-point play by Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H.) with 57 seconds left.

The Mules, who shot 11-for-14 from the foul line in the game, went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line over the next 39 seconds to make the score 60-51. Bernier hit two 3-point shots, including the final one with 1.3 seconds left to get the final score to 60-57.

Gaudet finished with 12 points for the Mules, while Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) had seven points, five rebounds and four assists. Cohen eventually fouled out of the game and contributed six points, five rebounds and four blocked shots. Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) had seven rebounds and Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.) dished four assists for the winners.

Bernier paced the Camels with 16 points and six rebounds. Charles Stone (Hackensack, N.J.) added 11 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Jahkeen Washington (New York, N.Y.) and Will Lyons (Wilbraham, Mass.) both had eight points.

Both teams made 19 field goals in the game, but Colby had an 11-5 edge in made 3-point field goals. The Camels helped their cause by shooting 14-for-15 from the foul line.

COLBY COLLEGE 60, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 57

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE (10-8, 0-3 NESCAC)

Shavar Bernier 5-9 4-4 16; Charles Stone 4-12 3-4 11; Jahkeen Washington 4-7 0-0 8; Will Lyons 3-7 1-1 8; Billy Karis 2-6 2-2 7; Gabe Patton 1-5 0-0 3; Jeff Young 0-3 2-2 2; Dave Dimock 0-1 2-2 2; Ulises Veras 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 14-15 57.

COLBY COLLEGE (10-8, 2-2 NESCAC)

Nick Farrell 7-14 3-3 24; Mark Gaudet 2-3 6-6 12; Mac Simpson 3-5 0-0 7; Drew Cohen 3-8 0-0 6; Adam Choice 1-5 2-3 4; Artie Cutrone 1-3 0-0 3; Jon Bandi 1-2 0-0 2; Nick Planeta 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 19-44 11-14 60.

Connecticut College...........  18  39  -  57

Colby College.................  26  34  -  60

3-point goals-Connecticut College 5-19 (Shavar Bernier 2-4; Will Lyons 1-5; Gabe Patton 1-4; Billy Karis 1-3; Jeff Young 0-2; Charles Stone 0-1), Colby College 11-24 (Nick Farrell 7-12; Mark Gaudet 2-3; Artie Cutrone 1-2; Mac Simpson 1-2; Jon Bandi 0-1; Adam Choice 0-3; Drew Cohen 0-1). Fouled out--Connecticut College-None, Colby College-Drew Cohen. Rebounds-Connecticut College 28 (Charles Stone 10), Colby College 34 (Adam Choice 7). Assists-Connecticut College 11 (Charles Stone 4), Colby College 17 (Artie Cutrone 4; Mac Simpson 4). Total fouls-Connecticut College 13, Colby College 17. A-500


 
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