Men's basketball falls to eighth-ranked Panthers

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 4, 2011
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Nick Rimsa

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Christian Van Loenen (Falmouth, Maine) had a game-high 22 points for Colby College, but the eighth-ranked Middlebury College men's basketball team used a big size advantage to block 10 shots and hold Colby College to 26 percent shooting in the game as the Panthers took a 73-52 win in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Panthers move to 17-1 overall and 5-1 in the NESCAC, while Colby falls to 10-11 overall and 1-5 in conference play. Middlebury plays at Bowdoin on Saturday at 2 p.m., while Colby entertains fourth-ranked Williams at the same time.

The game was tied 2-2 when Middlebury went on a 16-0 run for an 18-2 margin. The Panthers extended the lead to 30-8 before settling for a 42-17 halftime margin. Colby got as close as 17 points in the second half at 45-28 before the Panthers once again pulled away.

Ryan Wholey (Pelham, N.H.) had a team-high 15 points for Middlebury. Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) had a double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and added three assists, two blocks, and two steals. Andrew Locke (Seattle, Wash.) finished with 10 points and a game-high four blocked shots.

Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) added 10 points and a game-high 17 rebounds (12 offensive) for Colby. Nick Rimsa (Andover, Conn.) came off the bench and added six points and five rebounds.

MIDDLEBURY 73, COLBY 52

MIDDLEBURY (17-1, 5-1 NESCAC)

Ryan Wholey 6-8 1-2 15; Ryan Sharry 5-7 2-4 12; Andrew Locke 4-6 2-5 10;

Nolan Thompson 3-6 0-0 8; Joey Kizel 1-4 4-4 7; James Jensen 2-2 3-4 7; Luis

Alvarez 2-3 0-0 5; Peter Lynch 1-2 2-2 4; Jake Wolfin 1-2 1-1 3; Jamal Davis

1-2 0-0 2; Winslow Hicks 0-2 0-0 0; Nate Bulluck 0-0 0-0 0; Albert

Nascimento 0-1 0-0 0; Jack Roberts 0-0 0-0 0; C.j. Caputo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals

26-45 15-22 73.

COLBY (10-11,1-5 NESCAC)

Christian Van Loenen 7-18 7-10 22; Mike Russell 5-17 0-1 10; Nick Rimsa 3-4

0-1 6; Jesse Coulon 1-2 0-0 3; Ben Foreman 1-6 0-0 3; Uzoma Orchingwa 1-8

0-0 2; David Havlicek 1-3 0-0 2; Eric Beaulieu 1-8 0-0 2; Kyle Donovan 0-6

2-2 2; Gordon Fischer 0-1 0-0 0; Kareem Kalil 0-1 0-0 0; Burton Gildersleeve

0-1 0-0 0; Gus David 0-1 0-0 0; Alex Swanson 0-0 0-0 0; Noah Atlas 0-1 0-0

0; Jonathan Kalin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-77 9-14 52.

Middlebury....................   42   31  -   73

Colby.........................   19   33  -   52

3-point goals--Middlebury 6-15 (Nolan Thompson 2-4; Ryan Wholey 2-4; Luis

Alvarez 1-2; Joey Kizel 1-2; Winslow Hicks 0-2; Ryan Sharry 0-1), Colby 3-17

(Jesse Coulon 1-2; Ben Foreman 1-3; Christian Van Loenen 1-4; David Havlicek

0-1; Kyle Donovan 0-4; Gordon Fischer 0-1; Burton Gildersleeve 0-1; Gus

David 0-1). Fouled out--Middlebury-None, Colby-None. Rebounds--Middlebury 44

(Ryan Sharry 12), Colby 41 (Mike Russell 17). Assists--Middlebury 19 (Joey

Kizel 8), Colby 10 (Ben Foreman 4). Total fouls--Middlebury 13, Colby 21.

Technical fouls--Middlebury-Ryan Sharry, Colby-None. A-300


 
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