Russell strong in men's basketball opener loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 19, 2010
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Mike Russell

WALTHAM, Mass. --- Mike Russell opened the season with a big game for the Colby College men's basketball team, but Jarrell Jackson hit a driving lay-up with 5.7 seconds left in the game to lift Curry College to a 73-71 win over the Mules on the first day of the Brandeis Classic on Friday night.

Colby will take on Newbury College in the consolation game at 1 p.m. Saturday, while the host school entertains Curry in the title game at 3 p.m.

Russell, an All-NESCAC selection last year and the leading rebounder in the league, had 22 points on 10-for-15 shooting, had 15 rebounds, and dished four assists in 39 minutes of play.

Christian Van Loenen added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Mules, while Ben Foreman had a collegiate-high 13 points and had six assists. Foreman was perfect on the night, shooting 3-for-3 from 3-point range and hitting all four of his free throws. Uzoma Orchingwa had seven points in his first game at Colby.

The Mules had a 39-17 rebounding advantage in the game, but Colby had 32 turnovers to Curry's 14. Colby shot 61.5 percent from the field (24-for-39) and 75 percent (6-for-8) from 3-point range.

Colby took a 71-70 lead when Russell scored inside with 1:16 left to play. Curry's Mike Worrick tied the game with one free throw with 1:03 left and then Colby had a turnover with 38 seconds to play. Curry kept the ball for the last shot and the plan worked when Jackson hit his bucket.

CURRY COLLEGE 73, COLBY COLLEGE 71

CURRY COLLEGE (1-1)

Jarrell Jackson 10-22 1-4 21; Michael Connery 4-8 4-5 15; Sedale Jones 5-8

4-6 14; Chris Bonadies 4-7 1-2 9; Chris Brown 3-4 0-1 6; Mike Worrick 1-4

1-2 3; Mike McCarthy 1-1 0-0 3; Andrew Veilleux 0-2 1-2 1; Eric Guglielmello

0-3 1-2 1; Brian Boyajian 0-0 0-0 0; John Durkin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-60

13-24 73.

COLBY COLLEGE (0-1)

Mike Russell 10-15 2-7 22; Christian Van Loenen 6-11 4-5 18; Ben Foreman 3-3

4-4 13; Uzoma Orchingwa 1-3 5-6 7; Gordon Fischer 1-1 0-0 3; Gus David 0-0

2-2 2; Eric Beaulieu 1-1 0-0 2; Noah Atlas 1-1 0-0 2; Forrest Lovett 1-4 0-0

2; Alex Swanson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-39 17-24 71.

Curry College.................   41   32  -   73

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

3-point goals--Curry College 4-17 (Michael Connery 3-6; Mike McCarthy 1-1;

Chris Brown 0-1; Mike Worrick 0-1; Andrew Veilleux 0-1; Eric Guglielmello

0-1; Sedale Jones 0-1; Jarrell Jackson 0-5), Colby College 6-8 (Ben Foreman

3-3; Christian Van Loenen 2-3; Gordon Fischer 1-1; Forrest Lovett 0-1).

Fouled out--Curry College-Andrew Veilleux, Colby College-Eric Beaulieu;

Christian Van Loenen. Rebounds--Curry College 17 (Andrew Veilleux 3; Sedale

Jones 3), Colby College 39 (Mike Russell 15). Assists--Curry College 14

(Jarrell Jackson 6), Colby College 18 (Ben Foreman 6). Total fouls--Curry

College 21, Colby College 23. Technical fouls--Curry College-None, Colby

College-None. A-150


 
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