Men's basketball falls in title game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 18, 2006
BABSON PARK, Mass. --- Washington University had three players with 20 points or more to make up for a big game from Colby College's Drew Cohen to take a 79-71 victory in the title game of the Babson College/Irving Oil Men's Basketball Invitational on Saturday.

Troy Ruths had 24 points, Tyler Nading added 23 points and Danny O'Boyle finished with 20 for Washington U. (2-0), which had a 37-35 lead at halftime.

Cohen, Colby's center, finished with 26 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. Nick Farrell, who had 31 points in a win over Babson on Friday night, added 16 points and three assists for the Mules. Mark Gaudet had 15 points and five rebounds, while Artie Cutrone was 3-for-3 from the field and had eight points.

Farrell and Gaudet made the all-tournament team for Colby, while Ruths was the MVP for Washington U.

The Mules only trailed 61-59 after a lay-up by Cohen with seven minutes left in the second half. Washington U. went on a 9-0 run over the next four minutes to pull away. The Mules got the lead down to seven points on a few occasions in the final three minutes, but came no closer than that deficit.

Babson took an 84-72 win over Vassar College in the consolation game.

Colby will play at Davidson College, a Division I school, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 79, COLBY COLLEGE 71

COLBY COLLEGE (1-1)

Drew Cohen 10-20 6-10 26; Nick Farrell 6-13 0-1 16; Mark Gaudet 5-14 3-5 15; Artie Cutrone 3-3 2-2 8; Nick Planeta 2-4 0-0 4; Adam Choice 1-5 0-1 2; Pat Featherston 0-1 0-0 0; Michael Westbrooks 0-3 0-2 0; Mac Simpson 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 27-68 11-21 71.

WASHINGTON U. (2-0)

Ruths, Troy 10-15 4-6 24; Nading, Tyler 7-12 8-10 23; O'Boyle, Danny 4-9 9-11 20; Wallis, Sean 2-5 1-2 6; Thompson, Aaron 1-2 0-0 3; Schermerhorn, Moss 1-2 0-0 2; Smith, Cameron 0-3 1-2 1; Kelly, Zach 0-1 0-0 0; Nikitas, Nick 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 23-31 79.

Colby College......................  35  36  -  71

Washington Universit..........  37  42  -  79

3-point goals-Colby College 6-22 (Nick Farrell 4-10; Mark Gaudet 2-6; Adam Choice 0-1; Pat Featherston 0-1; Michael Westbrooks 0-2; Mac Simpson 0-2), Washington Universit 6-13 (O'Boyle, Danny 3-6; Thompson, Aaron 1-1; Wallis, Sean 1-2; Nading, Tyler 1-2; Nikitas, Nick 0-1; Smith, Cameron 0-1). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Washington Universit-Ruths, Troy. Rebounds-Colby College 40 (Drew Cohen 14), Washington Universit 39 (Ruths, Troy 8). Assists-Colby College 12 (Mac Simpson 3; Nick Farrell 3), Washington Universit 13 (Wallis, Sean 8). Total fouls-Colby College 22, Washington Universit 21. A-100


 
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