Russell has 20-20 night to lead men

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 24, 2009
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Michael Russell

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Michael Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) had a scoring and rebounding rarity with 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Colby College men's basketball team held on for an 80-75 win over a pesky University of Maine squad in non-conference play Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Russell had 20 of the Mules' 42 rebounds in the game and had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the second half for Colby (2-0). He shot 9-for-15 from the field and also had a pair of assists.

Senior forward Adam Choice (Newport, R.l.), the NESCAC Player of the Week for last week, added 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting, six rebounds, and four assists. Choice reached 500 career rebounds in the game and now has 1,125 points and 503 rebounds.

Gil Haylon (Wellesley, Mass.) was 3-for-6 from 3-point range to finish with 13 points and four assists, while Justin Sherman (Piedmont, Calif.) had nine points. Christian Van Loenen (Falmouth, Maine) dished a game-high six assists and added six rebounds.

Manny Odugbela (Providence, R.I.) had 21 points and six rebounds to lead Maine-Fort Kent (3-3). Jeremy Thomas (Detroit, Mich.) added 20 points, while Yair Gal (Ashdod, Israel) and Goran Nagradic (Kutina, Croatia) both had 10 points.

COLBY 80, MAINE-FORT KENT 75

MAINE-FORT KENT (3-3)

Manny Odugbela 6-13 9-10 21; Jeremy Thomas 6-15 7-8 20; Goran Nagradic 2-6

4-5 10; Yair Gal 4-9 0-0 10; Ilija Kalajdzic 4-11 0-0 8; Othniel Hyliger 2-4

0-0 4; Yoshives Belizaire 0-1 2-2 2; Alan Campbell 0-3 0-0 0; Anthony

Cruzado 0-0 0-0 0; Thomas Elias 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 22-25 75.

COLBY (2-0)

Adam Choice 9-15 3-4 22; Mike Russell 9-15 2-3 20; Gil Haylon 4-9 2-2 13;

Justin Sherman 4-7 0-0 9; Chas Woodward 3-7 0-0 6; Eric Beaulieu 2-6 0-0 4;

Ben Foreman 1-3 0-0 3; Kyle Donovan 1-4 0-0 2; Gordon Fischer 0-0 1-3 1;

Christian Van Loenen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-68 8-12 80.

Maine-Fort Kent...............   29   46  -   75

Colby.........................   36   44  -   80

3-point goals--Maine-Fort Kent 5-19 (Yair Gal 2-3; Goran Nagradic 2-5;

Jeremy Thomas 1-6; Alan Campbell 0-3; Ilija Kalajdzic 0-2), Colby 6-15 (Gil

Haylon 3-6; Ben Foreman 1-2; Justin Sherman 1-3; Adam Choice 1-3; Kyle

Donovan 0-1). Fouled out--Maine-Fort Kent-Jeremy Thomas, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Maine-Fort Kent 34 (Ilija Kalajdzic 9), Colby 42 (Mike Russell

20). Assists--Maine-Fort Kent 5 (Jeremy Thomas 3), Colby 23 (Christian Van

Loenen 6). Total fouls--Maine-Fort Kent 16, Colby 22. Technical

fouls--Maine-Fort Kent-None, Colby-None. A-275

 

 
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