Men's basketball at 3-0 after win over UNE

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 26, 2007
AUGUSTA, Maine --- The Colby College men's basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 101-82 victory over University of New England in non-conference play Monday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Mules, ranked first in the State of Maine Division III coaches poll, got collegiate-high scoring performances from Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) and Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine). Choice had 31 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Meanwhile, Gaudet shot 11-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-6 from 3-point range, to finish with 29 points. Choice had 28 points in a season-opening win against University of Maine at Fort Kent, while Gaudet had 24 points in a game against Husson College as a sophomore.

Colby opened up a 48-27 halftime lead after shooting 56 percent from the field and committing just four turnovers. The Mules finished the game with only 10 turnovers and forced 22 by UNE (2-2).

Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.) had 13 points, a collegiate-high 11 assists, six steals, and six rebounds for the Mules. Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) added 11 points for the winners.

Matt Thompson (Plymouth, N.H.) hit 7-for-10 from 3-point range to finish with 27 points for the Nor'easters. Steve Belmonte (Levittown, N.Y.) and Johnnie Jefferson (Dallas, Texas) both had 11 points. Belmonte also had six assists.

COLBY 101, U. NEW ENGLAND 82

U. NEW ENGLAND (2-2)

Matt Thompson 9-14 2-2 27; Johnnie Jefferson 5-13 1-2 13; Steve Belmonte 5-9 0-0 13; Isaac Stickney 5-8 1-2 11; Jaykyri Simpson 4-8 2-3 10; Adam MacDonald 1-1 0-0 2; Matt VanDeusen 1-1 0-0 2; Chas Rentrope 1-2 0-0 2; Ben Ingerson 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 31-57 8-11 82.

COLBY (3-0)

Adam Choice 14-22 2-4 31; Mark Gaudet 11-14 2-2 29; Artie Cutrone 5-11 2-5 13; Mac Simpson 4-10 3-3 11; Michael Russell 0-2 5-6 5; Justin Sherman 1-1 2-2 4; Nick Planeta 2-2 0-0 4; Gus David 0-1 1-2 1; David Havlicek 0-1 1-2 1; Preston Decker 0-3 0-0 0; Gil Haylon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-68 20-28 101.

U. New England................  27  55  -  82

Colby.........................  48  53  -  101

3-point goals-U. New England 12-20 (Matt Thompson 7-10; Steve Belmonte 3-5; Johnnie Jefferson 2-5), Colby 7-14 (Mark Gaudet 5-6; Artie Cutrone 1-1; Adam Choice 1-1; Gus David 0-1; Gil Haylon 0-1; Mac Simpson 0-4). Fouled out--U. New England-Jaykyri Simpson; Isaac Stickney, Colby-None. Rebounds-U. New England 32 (Matt Thompson 7), Colby 32 (Adam Choice 6; Artie Cutrone 6). Assists-U. New England 21 (Steve Belmonte 6), Colby 22 (Artie Cutrone 11). Total fouls-U. New England 20, Colby 16. A-250


 
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