Men's basketball tops USM

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 6, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior point guard Nick Farrell (Aspen, Colo.) finished with 26 points and eight assists to help the Colby College men's basketball team pull away in the second half for an 83-57 win against University of Southern Maine on Wednesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Farrell, who was 10-for-17 from the field, has 20 assists in the past two games for Colby (4-3).

Colby only led 34-32 at halftime, but the Mules shot 63 percent (19-for-30) in the second half to pull away. Farrell had 17 points and four assists in the second half, while Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) had all 10 of his points in the final 20 minutes.

Choice, Nick Planeta (Westwood, Mass.) and Mark Gaudet (Bingham, Maine) all had 10 points for Colby. Michael Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland) added nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Martin Jordan (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) had 14 points to pace Southern Maine (2-4). Drew Coppenrath (Barnet, Vt.) had 10 points and eight boards, while John Sewall (Bath, Maine) also had 10 points for the Huskies.

COLBY COLLEGE 83, SOUTHERN MAINE 57

SOUTHERN MAINE (2-4)

Martin Jordan 5-12 4-5 14; John Sewall 4-8 0-0 10; Drew Coppenrath 3-5 4-5 10; Greg Whitaker 2-5 1-2 6; Nick Gooding 2-2 0-0 4; Josh Daniels 1-4 0-0 3; Chris Havens 1-1 0-0 2; Ellison Espinal 1-3 0-0 2; David Bastian 1-1 0-1 2; Charlie O'Neill 1-6 0-0 2; Vince Tourville 0-3 2-3 2. Totals 21-50 11-16 57.

COLBY COLLEGE (4-3)

Nick Farrell 10-17 3-4 26; Mark Gaudet 4-5 0-0 10; Nick Planeta 5-9 0-2 10; Adam Choice 4-6 0-0 10; Michael Westbrooks 4-10 0-2 9; Jon Bandi 3-5 1-2 7; Artie Cutrone 1-3 2-2 4; Gil Haylon 1-1 0-0 3; Mac Simpson 1-2 0-0 2; Tim Concannon 1-1 0-0 2; Kevin Shers 0-1 0-0 0; Justin Sherman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-61 6-12 83.

Southern Maine................  32  25  -  57

Colby College.................  34  49  -  83

3-point goals-Southern Maine 4-19 (John Sewall 2-3; Josh Daniels 1-2; Greg Whitaker 1-3; Ellison Espinal 0-1; Charlie O'Neill 0-3; Vince Tourville 0-1; Drew Coppenrath 0-1; Martin Jordan 0-5), Colby College 9-15 (Nick Farrell 3-7; Mark Gaudet 2-2; Adam Choice 2-2; Gil Haylon 1-1; Michael Westbrooks 1-2; Mac Simpson 0-1). Fouled out--Southern Maine-None, Colby College-Nick Planeta. Rebounds-Southern Maine 28 (Drew Coppenrath 8), Colby College 36 (Michael Westbrooks 7). Assists-Southern Maine 12 (Charlie O'Neill 3), Colby College 16 (Nick Farrell 8). Total fouls-Southern Maine 16, Colby College 20. A-375


 
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