Bowdoin men's basketball stops Mules

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 12, 2009
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Adam Choice

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) had 20 points and seven assists for the Colby College men's basketball team, but Bowdoin College's Will Hanley (New Canaan, Conn.) had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead four Polar Bear players in double figures in a 69-56 win over previously unbeaten Colby on Saturday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Bowdoin improves to 6-2 overall, while the Mules fall to 7-1. This game did not count toward the New England Small College Athletic Conference standings.

Hanley shot 6-for-11 from the field and added three blocked shots. Ryan O'Connell (Ipswich, Mass.) added 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting, while Paul Sellew (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Mark Phillips (Ashland, Mass.) both had 12 points and combined to shoot 11-for-16 from the field. Bowdoin point guard Mike Hauser (East Williston, N.Y.) added six points, six rebounds, and seven assists.

The Polar Bears shot 56 percent (25-for-45) from the field and had a 37-20 advantage in rebounding.

Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) added 15 points and Gil Haylon (Wellesley, Mass.) had nine points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range.

Bowdoin took a 35-28 lead at intermission after Sellew had 10 of his 12 points. With the Polar Bears up 41-35 with 14:46 remaining, Bowdoin went on a 12-0 run to go up 53-35 with 9:27 to play. Colby got as close as six points at 58-52 with 2:05 left, but Bowdoin went 11-for-12 from the foul line in the final 1:45 to put the game away.

BOWDOIN 69, COLBY 56

BOWDOIN (6-2)

Will Hanley 6-11 3-5 15; Ryan O'Connell 5-7 2-2 13; Mark Phillips 5-6 2-3

12; Paul Sellew 6-10 0-0 12; Mike Hauser 0-2 6-6 6; Justin Nowell 2-4 0-0 5;

Randy DeFeo 0-4 4-4 4; Maximillian Staiger 1-1 0-0 2; Ben Olayinka 0-0 0-0

0. Totals 25-45 17-20 69.

COLBY (7-1)

Adam Choice 6-16 7-10 20; Mike Russell 6-10 3-6 15; Gil Haylon 3-5 0-0 9;

Christian Van Loenen 2-7 0-0 5; Eric Beaulieu 1-2 1-2 3; Gordon Fischer 1-3

0-0 2; Chas Woodward 1-4 0-0 2; Justin Sherman 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 11-18

56.

Bowdoin.......................   35   34  -   69

Colby.........................   28   28  -   56

3-point goals--Bowdoin 2-9 (Justin Nowell 1-1; Ryan O'Connell 1-3; Paul

Sellew 0-2; Mike Hauser 0-1; Randy DeFeo 0-2), Colby 5-12 (Gil Haylon 3-5;

Christian Van Loenen 1-4; Adam Choice 1-1; Gordon Fischer 0-1; Justin

Sherman 0-1). Fouled out--Bowdoin-None, Colby-None. Rebounds--Bowdoin 37

(Will Hanley 10), Colby 20 (Adam Choice 5). Assists--Bowdoin 13 (Mike Hauser

7), Colby 10 (Adam Choice 7). Total fouls--Bowdoin 14, Colby 16. Technical

fouls--Bowdoin-None, Colby-None. A-800

 

 

 
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