Men's basketball wins opener

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 17, 2006
BABSON PARK, Mass. --- Nick Farrell (Aspen, Colo.) got his senior season off to a fine start with 31 points, five steals, five rebounds and four assists in leading the Colby College men's basketball team to a 78-75 win over Babson College in the Irving Oil Invitational on Friday night.

Colby (1-0) will play in the championship game Saturday at 3 p.m. against either Washington University or Vassar College.

Farrell shot 8-for-16 from the field, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range, and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line. Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) knocked in 22 points, including 4-for-8 shooting from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the foul line.

Colby center Drew Cohen (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) played only 25 minutes because of foul problems and eventually fouled out of the game. However, he still contributed 12 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots. Cohen led NCAA Division III in blocked shots last year.

Michael Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland) had a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with four points. Westbrooks had nine defensive rebounds to help the Mules to a 45-39 edge on the boards. Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) had seven rebounds in his collegiate debut for Colby, while Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) also pulled down seven boards.

Babson (0-1), which had a 39-38 lead at halftime, got 21 points from Zach Etten. Greg Bush chipped in with 13 points and Brandon Eigenberg added 10 points.

The Mules shot 11-for-20 from 3-point range compared to a 3-for-11 effort for Babson.

COLBY COLLEGE 78, BABSON COLLEGE 75

COLBY COLLEGE (1-0)

Nick Farrell 8-16 8-8 31; Mark Gaudet 7-12 4-4 22; Drew Cohen 4-11 4-6 12; Michael Westbrooks 0-2 4-8 4; Artie Cutrone 1-6 2-2 4; Adam Choice 1-3 0-0 2; Mac Simpson 1-5 0-2 2; Pat Featherston 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 22-56 23-36 78.

BABSON COLLEGE (0-1)

Zach Etten 6-13 8-9 21; Greg Bush 5-9 3-4 13; Brandon Eigenberg 3-5 2-2 10; Chris Bilodeau 3-4 2-2 8; Chris Bradley 2-4 2-3 6; Cole Spear 2-5 1-2 5; Mike Ryan 2-4 0-1 4; Brian MacDonald 1-8 1-2 3; Brian Parsons 0-6 3-4 3; Norm de Silva 1-3 0-0 2; Mike Leykin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 22-29 75.

Colby College...................  38  40  -  78

Babson College................  39  36  -  75

3-point goals-Colby College 11-20 (Nick Farrell 7-10; Mark Gaudet 4-8; Mac Simpson 0-2), Babson College 3-11 (Brandon Eigenberg 2-2; Zach Etten 1-3; Cole Spear 0-1; Brian MacDonald 0-2; Norm de Silva 0-1; Mike Leykin 0-2). Fouled out--Colby College-Drew Cohen, Babson College-Brian Parsons. Rebounds-Colby College 45 (Michael Westbrooks 13), Babson College 38 (Chris Bilodeau 5; Greg Bush 5; Mike Ryan 5; Brian MacDonald 5). Assists-Colby College 11 (Nick Farrell 4), Babson College 11 (Norm de Silva 6). Total fouls-Colby College 28, Babson College 29. A-325


 
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