Amherst men's basketball holds off Mules

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 26, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine ­--- Andrew Olson (San Diego, Calif.) finished with 19 points and eight assists as unbeaten Amherst College pulled away in the final four minutes for a 69-58 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Amherst, ranked second in the D3hoops.com national poll, moved to 19-0 overall and 5-0 in the NESCAC. The Mules fell to 10-9 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

The Lord Jeffs only led 48-47 with 8:07 left in the game and Colby had opportunities to take the lead. Amherst, though, moved ahead 57-52 with 4:13 remaining and then got 3-point shots from Ryan Baskauskas (Palo Alto, Calif.) with 3:57 and 2:01 remaining to pull ahead 63-52.

Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) had eight points and 11 rebounds to lead Colby. Nick Farrell (Aspen, Colo.) had 13 points and four assists, Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) had 11 points and Drew Cohen (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) had eight points and seven rebounds.

Colby plays host to Trinity College at 3 p.m. Saturday, while Amherst heads to Bowdoin College for a 2 p.m. game.

AMHERST COLLEGE 69, COLBY COLLEGE 58

AMHERST COLLEGE (19-0, 5-0 NESCAC)

Andrew Olsen 5-10 4-4 19; Ryan Baskauskas 6-12 0-0 16; Dan Wheeler 5-12 0-0 11; Kevin Hopkins 4-4 2-3 10; Tim McLaughlin 2-8 1-3 6; Fletcher Walters 2-8 0-1 4; Mike Salerno 1-1 0-0 3; Brandon Jones 0-1 0-0 0; Marcus Bradley 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-57 7-15 69.

COLBY COLLEGE (10-9, 2-3 NESCAC)

Nick Farrell 4-16 3-3 13; Mark Gaudet 4-9 0-0 11; Drew Cohen 4-12 0-2 8; Adam Choice 3-6 2-3 8; Jon Bandi 3-4 0-0 6; Michael Westbrooks 2-6 0-0 4; Nick Planeta 2-2 0-0 4; Artie Cutrone 0-1 2-2 2; Mac Simpson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-57 7-10 58.

Amherst College............... 34 35 - 69

Colby College................. 25 33 - 58

3-point goals-Amherst College 12-35 (Andrew Olsen 5-10; Ryan Baskauskas 4-10; Tim McLaughlin 1-7; Dan Wheeler 1-5; Mike Salerno 1-1; Marcus Bradley 0-1; Fletcher Walters 0-1), Colby College 5-27 (Mark Gaudet 3-8; Nick Farrell 2-11; Adam Choice 0-1; Michael Westbrooks 0-2; Drew Cohen 0-5). Fouled out--Amherst College-None, Colby College-None. Rebounds-Amherst College 36 (Fletcher Walters 8), Colby College 37 (Adam Choice 11). Assists-Amherst College 20 (Andrew Olsen 8), Colby College 13 (Nick Farrell 4). Total fouls-Amherst College 12, Colby College 16. A-550


 
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