Men's basketball stops Camels

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 13, 2009
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Artie Cutrone

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.), playing in his final two regular season home games this weekend, will get a home playoff game as well after scoring 14 points and dishing three assists in the second half as the Colby College men’s basketball team took a 61-47 win over Connecticut College on Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules move to 16-7 overall and 5-3 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Colby will host a NESCAC quarterfinal game next Saturday. The Mules, who close out the regular season against Wesleyan University at 3 p.m. Saturday, clinched one of the top four seeds in the tourney after Middlebury College beat Trinity College in a double overtime thriller. Colby is 10-2 at home this season. 

Cutrone took over the game for a stretch in the second half after Connecticut College (13-10, 2-6 NESCAC) cut the lead to 47-40 with 8:03 to play. He hit a 3-point shot with 7:29 to play, added a jumper a minute later, and then nailed another 3-point shot with 5:23 to go to put the Mules up 55-45 with 5:23 to play.

Colby did not allow a basket for nearly the last six minutes of the game. The Camels’ Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H.) hit a 3-point shot with 5:53 to go to cut the margin to 52-45, but the Mules clamped down and did not allow the next basket until giving up an uncontested layup with five seconds to play.

Cutrone, a senior point guard, finished up with a game-high 19 points and five assists. Michael Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three steals. Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) finished with eight points and seven boards, while Mac Simpson (Casco, Maine) and Justin Sherman (Piedmont, Calif.) both had seven points.

The Mules shot 57 percent from the field, including 65 percent (11-for-17) in the second half. The Camels were held to 38 percent shooting. Colby also had a huge 31-19 rebound advantage in the game.

Bernier had 16 points to lead the Camels, who play at Bowdoin College at 2 p.m. Saturday. Dean Lampe (Hamilton, Mass.) added 14 points.

COLBY 61, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 47

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE (13-10,2-6 NESCAC)

Shavar Bernier 5-14 2-3 16; Dean Lampe 6-10 0-2 14; Billy Karis 2-7 0-0 6;

Demetrius Porter 1-6 3-3 5; Ulises Veras 1-5 0-0 2; Mike Lehane 1-1 0-0 2;

Chris Kehoe 1-1 0-0 2; Rob Daley 0-0 0-0 0; Scott Siedor 0-1 0-0 0; Brian

Mahoney 0-0 0-0 0; Conor Sheehy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-45 5-8 47.

COLBY (16-7, 5-3 NESCAC)

Artie Cutrone 7-13 3-4 19; Michael Russell 7-13 0-1 14; Adam Choice 4-7 0-0

8; Justin Sherman 3-4 1-1 7; Mac Simpson 2-3 2-2 7; Christian Van Loenen 1-1

0-0 3; Gil Haylon 1-2 0-0 3; Kyle Donovan 0-1 0-0 0; Nick Planeta 0-0 0-0 0;

Chas Woodward 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-44 6-8 61.

Connecticut College...........   20   27  -   47

Colby.........................   34   27  -   61

3-point goals--Connecticut College 8-23 (Shavar Bernier 4-10; Billy Karis

2-7; Dean Lampe 2-3; Scott Siedor 0-1; Ulises Veras 0-2), Colby 5-10 (Artie

Cutrone 2-4; Gil Haylon 1-2; Christian Van Loenen 1-1; Mac Simpson 1-2; Kyle

Donovan 0-1). Fouled out--Connecticut College-None, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Connecticut College 19 (Dean Lampe 4), Colby 31 (Michael Russell

10). Assists--Connecticut College 12 (Demetrius Porter 3; Billy Karis 3),

Colby 13 (Artie Cutrone 5). Total fouls--Connecticut College 12, Colby 11.

Technical fouls--Connecticut College-None, Colby-None. A-750

 

 

 


 
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