Men's basketball falls at Wesleyan, 70-65

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 11, 2011
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Christian Van Loenen

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --- Despite 21 points and seven rebounds from Colby College guard Christian Van Loenen, the Wesleyan University men's basketball team stayed alive for a possible New England Small College Athletic Conference playoff bid with a 70-65 victory over the Mules on Friday night.

Colby falls to 10-13 overall, 1-7 in the conference, and will not make the playoffs this year. Wesleyan moved to 11-12 overall and 2-6 in league play heading into a home game with Bowdoin College (2-6 league) on Saturday. The winner of that game will move on to the playoffs. The Mules finish the season with a 2 p.m. road game at Connecticut College on Saturday.

Mike Russell had his 15th double-double game of the season with 18 points and 15 rebounds for Colby, which trailed 30-24 at intermission. Ben Foreman finished with 13 points, while Eric Beaulieu had eight points.

Shasha Brown shot 9-for-11 from the field and led Wesleyan with 21 points. Mike Callaghan added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 70, COLBY COLLEGE 65

COLBY COLLEGE (10-13/1-7 NESCAC)

Christian Van Loenen 7-16 5-6 21; Mike Russell 7-16 4-10 18; Ben Foreman

5-13 0-0 13; Eric Beaulieu 3-6 2-2 8; Jesse Coulon 1-3 0-0 3; Kyle Donovan

1-4 0-0 2; Gordon Fischer 0-2 0-0 0; David Havlicek 0-0 0-0 0; Noah Atlas

0-0 0-0 0; Gus David 0-0 0-0 0; Nick Rimsa 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-61 11-18 65.

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (11-12/2-6 NESCAC)

Shasha Brown 9-11 1-4 21; Mike Callaghan 4-9 5-6 14; Derick Beresford 4-9

0-0 10; Jason Mendell 3-8 0-0 9; Otis Poisson 2-8 2-2 8; Matt Callori 3-6

0-0 7; Matt Hogan 0-1 1-2 1; Chad LaBove 0-0 0-0 0; Neal Creeden 0-1 0-0 0;

Zach Lynch 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 9-14 70.

Colby College.................   24   41  -   65

Wesleyan University...........   30   40  -   70

3-point goals--Colby College 6-19 (Ben Foreman 3-10; Christian Van Loenen

2-4; Jesse Coulon 1-3; Kyle Donovan 0-2), Wesleyan University 11-27 (Jason

Mendell 3-5; Shasha Brown 2-3; Otis Poisson 2-8; Derick Beresford 2-6; Matt

Callori 1-3; Mike Callaghan 1-1; Zach Lynch 0-1). Fouled out--Colby

College-None, Wesleyan University-None. Rebounds--Colby College 38 (Mike

Russell 15), Wesleyan University 36 (Mike Callaghan 12). Assists--Colby

College 9 (Ben Foreman 2; Gordon Fischer 2; Mike Russell 2; Christian Van

Loenen 2), Wesleyan University 14 (Mike Callaghan 3; Derick Beresford 3;

Shasha Brown 3). Total fouls--Colby College 16, Wesleyan University 13.

Technical fouls--Colby College-None, Wesleyan University-None. A-500


 
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