Men's basketball earns victory over MMA

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 26, 2010
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Christian Van Loenen

CASTINE, Maine --- Maine Maritime Academy held the Colby College men's basketball team to just 18 points in the opening half, but the Mules bounced back in the second half with 40 points on the way to a 58-46 non-conference win Tuesday night.

Colby head coach Dick Whitmore, who moved into sixth place in NCAA Division III career coaching wins after beating Bates College on Saturday, won his 620th career game Tuesday. He has a 620-324 record with the Mules in his 39th season.

MMA (5-11) did not make it an easy victory for Colby (13-2), which has won six straight games. The Mariners held the Mules to just 25 percent shooting in taking a 20-18 margin at intermission. MMA scored the first six points of the game and never trailed in the first half.

The Mules quickly tied the game and the contest stayed close for the first eight minutes of the second half. Colby went up 33-28 when Gil Haylon nailed a 3-point shot and then Adam Choice scored a basket to put the Mules up by seven points with 11:15 remaining. With Colby holding a 41-36 lead, the Mules went on a 7-0 scoring run to take control.

Choice finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and three assists for Colby. Mike Russell added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Christian Van Loenen had 13 points and three assists. Justin Sherman dished a team-high four assists and had eight points, Haylon had six points and three assists, and Chas Woodward pulled down eight rebounds.

Jarred Sternbergh led MMA with 16 poionts and Sam Bell finished with 13 points and five assists.

Colby will play host to Trinity College on Friday at 8 p.m.

COLBY 58, MAINE MARITIME 46

COLBY (13-2)

Adam Choice 7-17 2-5 16; Mike Russell 5-11 3-4 13; Christian Van Loenen 4-5

3-3 13; Justin Sherman 4-9 0-0 8; Gil Haylon 2-7 0-0 6; Chas Woodward 1-4

0-0 2; Alex Swanson 0-0 0-0 0; Matt Cheever 0-0 0-0 0; Burton Gildersleeve

0-0 0-0 0; Eric Beaulieu 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 8-12 58.

MAINE MARITIME (5-11)

Jarred Sternbergh 6-9 4-6 16; Sam Bell 6-13 0-0 12; Joe MulCahy 2-4 0-0 5;

Ben Russell 2-6 1-2 5; Shawn Dostie 1-5 1-2 3; Tyler Pineo 1-7 0-0 3; Travis

Shaw 1-3 0-0 2; Bryant Ciomei 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 6-10 46.

Colby.........................   18   40  -   58

Maine Maritime................   20   26  -   46

3-point goals--Colby 4-13 (Christian Van Loenen 2-3; Gil Haylon 2-6; Justin

Sherman 0-1; Chas Woodward 0-1; Adam Choice 0-2), Maine Maritime 2-13 (Tyler

Pineo 1-6; Joe MulCahy 1-2; Bryant Ciomei 0-1; Sam Bell 0-3; Jarred

Sternbergh 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None, Maine Maritime-None.

Rebounds--Colby 39 (Mike Russell 9), Maine Maritime 27 (Shawn Dostie 6).

Assists--Colby 15 (Justin Sherman 4), Maine Maritime 14 (Ben Russell 5; Sam

Bell 5). Total fouls--Colby 13, Maine Maritime 14. Technical

fouls--Colby-None, Maine Maritime-None.

 

 
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