Men's basketball falls in NESCAC semifinal

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 24, 2007
AMHERST, Mass. --- Amherst College had five players in double figures in posting an 82-55 win over Colby College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference semifinal men's basketball game Saturday.

Colby finished the season at 15-11, while Amherst is 25-1 and moves on to the NESCAC title game Sunday at noon against Williams College.

Colby senior co-captains Nick Farrell and Drew Cohen both played their final games. Farrell had 17 points and made five 3-point shots to finish his career with 1,087 points and 396 assists. Cohen added 12 points and eight rebounds and ended his career with 1,208 points, 674 rebounds and 287 blocked shots.

The Mules stayed in the game for the first 10 minutes and were tied 18-18. Amherst used a 32-12 run to take a 50-30 margin at halftime.

Michael Westbrooks also played his final game for Colby and had seven points and five assists to finish his career with 740 points, 495 rebounds and 207 assists. Mac Simpson added 10 points and three assists for the Mules.

Dan Wheeler paced the Lord Jeffs with 18 points and Fletcher Walters added 17 points. Andrew Olson had 10 points and eight assists.

AMHERST COLLEGE 82, COLBY COLLEGE 55

COLBY COLLEGE (15-11)

Nick Farrell 6-17 0-0 17; Drew Cohen 5-11 2-4 12; Mac Simpson 3-9 2-2 10; Michael Westbrooks 3-10 1-1 7; Adam Choice 2-5 0-0 4; Pat Featherston 1-2 0-0 3; Artie Cutrone 1-3 0-0 2; Jon Bandi 0-2 0-0 0; Bryce Cheney 0-1 0-2 0; David Chase 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-61 5-9 55.

AMHERST COLLEGE (25-1)

Dan Wheeler 7-14 0-0 18; Fletcher Walters 5-8 2-2 17; Ryan Baskauskas 5-11 0-0 14; Kevin Hopkins 5-6 2-3 12; Andrew Olson 4-8 0-0 10; Tim McLaughlin 1-8 2-2 4; Mike Salerno 1-2 0-0 3; DJ Carciere 1-1 0-0 2; Brandon Jones 0-2 0-0 0; Mike Holsey 0-1 0-0 0; Marcus Bradley 0-1 0-0 0; Glenn Wong 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-63 8-9 82.

Colby College.................  30  25  -  55

Amherst College...............  50  32  -  82

3-point goals-Colby College 8-24 (Nick Farrell 5-14; Mac Simpson 2-5; Pat Featherston 1-2; Adam Choice 0-1; Michael Westbrooks 0-1; Drew Cohen 0-1), Amherst College 16-40 (Fletcher Walters 5-7; Ryan Baskauskas 4-9; Dan Wheeler 4-9; Andrew Olson 2-5; Mike Salerno 1-2; Brandon Jones 0-1; Marcus Bradley 0-1; Glenn Wong 0-1; Tim McLaughlin 0-5). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Amherst College-None. Rebounds-Colby College 27 (Drew Cohen 8), Amherst College 37 (Tim McLaughlin 7). Assists-Colby College 11 (Michael Westbrooks 5), Amherst College 25 (Andrew Olson 8). Total fouls-Colby College 9, Amherst College 11. A-1700


 
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