Men's basketball falls in league game to Tufts

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 22, 2011
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Mike Russell

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite an 11th double-double in scoring and rebounding from Colby College's Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.), Amauris Quezada (New York, N.Y.) had 15 of his game-high 28 points in the first half as the Tufts University men's basketball team took a second straight win in Maine with a 78-66 victory against Colby in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Tufts, which beat Bowdoin College on Friday, moved to 8-8 overall and 2-2 in league play. The Mules fell to 9-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Quezada was 4-for-5 from 3-point range in the opening half and had more than half of his team's points in a 28-24 halftime margin for the Jumbos. Quezada finished 11-for-14 from the field and 5-for-7 from long range.

Alex Orchowski (Cornwall, N.Y.), Scott Anderson (Sudbury, Mass.), and Kwame Firempong (Inglewood, Calif.) all had 10 points for Tufts. Firempong was 4-for-5 from the field and led the winners with five assists. Tufts shot 58 percent from the field (28-for-48) and had 20 assists on its 28 made field goals.

Russell had 16 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists. Christian Van Loenen (Falmouth, Maine) added 15 points and six assists, Ben Foreman (Los Angeles, Calif.) had 11 points, and Uzoma Orchingwa (West Hartford, Conn.) added seven points.

TUFTS 78, COLBY 66

TUFTS (8-8, 2-2 NESCAC)

Amauris Quezada 11-14 1-2 28; Kwame Firempong 4-5 2-2 10; Alex Orchowski 3-4

4-6 10; Scott Anderson 3-4 4-5 10; James Long 2-6 2-2 6; Oliver Cohen 1-5

2-2 5; Peter Saba 2-2 0-0 4; Alex Goldfarb 1-5 0-0 3; Matt Lanchantin 1-2

0-0 2; Andrew Dowton 0-0 0-0 0; Sam Mason 0-0 0-0 0; Tom Folliard 0-1 0-0 0.

Totals 28-48 15-19 78.

COLBY (9-8, 1-2 NESCAC)

Mike Russell 8-14 0-2 16; Christian Van Loenen 7-15 1-2 15; Ben Foreman 3-8

2-3 11; Uzoma Orchingwa 3-4 1-1 7; Noah Atlas 2-5 0-0 6; Eric Beaulieu 2-4

1-3 5; Gordon Fischer 1-3 2-2 4; Gus David 1-2 0-0 2; Jesse Coulon 0-0 0-0

0; Kyle Donovan 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 7-13 66.

Tufts.........................   28   50  -   78

Colby.........................   24   42  -   66

3-point goals--Tufts 7-13 (Amauris Quezada 5-7; Oliver Cohen 1-2; Alex

Goldfarb 1-2; Scott Anderson 0-1; Alex Orchowski 0-1), Colby 5-16 (Ben

Foreman 3-6; Noah Atlas 2-4; Gordon Fischer 0-2; Kyle Donovan 0-1; Christian

Van Loenen 0-3). Fouled out--Tufts-None, Colby-Mike Russell. Rebounds--Tufts

27 (James Long 6), Colby 30 (Mike Russell 13). Assists--Tufts 20 (Kwame

Firempong 5), Colby 15 (Christian Van Loenen 6). Total fouls--Tufts 14,

Colby 18. Technical fouls--Tufts-None, Colby-None. A-475


 
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