Farrell leads Colby men past Fisher

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 2, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior co-captain Nick Farrell (Aspen, Colo.) had a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists to lead the Colby College men's basketball team to an 89-73 victory over Fisher College in non-conference play Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Sophomore center Nick Planeta (Westwood, Mass.) added 16 points and seven rebounds. He shot 6-for-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line.

The Mules improved to 3-3 heading into Wednesday's non-conference home game with University of Southern Maine at 7:30 p.m. Fisher dropped to 2-6 with the loss.

Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) was 5-for-10 from 3-point range in adding 15 points for Colby. Jon Bandi (Winchester, Mass.) finished with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting, while Michael Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland) had nine points, nine rebounds and six assists. The Mules also got nine points from Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) and seven from Pat Featherston (Murray Hill, N.J.).

Bandi had 12 points and Planeta added 10 to help Colby to a 48-37 halftime margin. Colby had assists on 27 of its 34 made field goals.

Michael Newcombe (Staten Island, N.Y.) had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead Fisher. Stephen Rice (Roxbury, Mass.) finished with 15 points, JJ Holmes (Burlington, Vt.) had 13 points, David Lamm (Melrose, Mass.) added six points and seven rebounds, and Jovan Holland (Lynn, Mass.) had nine rebounds.

COLBY COLLEGE 89, FISHER COLLEGE 73

FISHER COLLEGE (2-6)

Michael Newcombe 9-18 2-4 22; Stephen Rice 7-15 0-0 15; JJ Holmes 4-15 2-2 13; Treva Holmes 3-4 0-3 6; David Lamm 3-7 0-2 6; Greg Avila 1-2 0-0 3; Jarren Smith 1-3 0-0 3; Jovan Holland 1-5 1-1 3; Juan Inoa 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-71 5-12 73.

COLBY COLLEGE (3-3)

Nick Planeta 6-10 4-4 16; Mark Gaudet 5-10 0-0 15; Nick Farrell 5-14 0-0 14; Jon Bandi 6-9 2-3 14; Michael Westbrooks 4-6 1-1 9; Mac Simpson 4-9 0-2 9; Pat Featherston 3-6 0-0 7; Adam Choice 1-6 1-2 3; Artie Cutrone 0-3 2-2 2; David Chase 0-1 0-0 0; Justin Sherman 0-2 0-0 0; Gil Haylon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 10-14 89.

Fisher College................  37  36  -  73

Colby College.................  48  41  -  89

3-point goals-Fisher College 8-24 (JJ Holmes 3-11; Michael Newcombe 2-4; Stephen Rice 1-6; Greg Avila 1-1; Jarren Smith 1-2), Colby College 11-33 (Mark Gaudet 5-10; Nick Farrell 4-9; Pat Featherston 1-4; Mac Simpson 1-4; Artie Cutrone 0-1; Gil Haylon 0-1; Adam Choice 0-2; Michael Westbrooks 0-1; Jon Bandi 0-1). Fouled out--Fisher College-None, Colby College-None. Rebounds-Fisher College 44 (Michael Newcombe 10), Colby College 46 (Michael Westbrooks 9). Assists-Fisher College 14 (Michael Newcombe 8), Colby College 27 (Nick Farrell 12). Total fouls-Fisher College 17, Colby College 14. A-220


 
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