Russell goes over 900 rebounds in Mules loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 5, 2011
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Mike Russell

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite another milestone for Colby College's Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.), fourth-ranked Williams College scored 49 points in the second half, including 16 from James Wang (Sydney, Australia), on the way to a 79-50 victory over Colby College in NESCAC men's basketball Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Williams moves to 21-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 10-12 overall and 1-6 in the league.

After taking a 30-17 lead at intermission, Wang got hot in the second half and finished with 23 points (4-for-8 from 3-point range, 5-for-5 from the foul line) and five assists. Troy Whittington (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting and added nine rebounds. Brian Emerson (Arlington, Mass.) came off the bench and nailed all five of his shots on the way to 12 points.

Russell had his 14th double-double of the season and went over 900 career rebounds for Colby. He became just the seventh Colby player in program history to reach 900 rebounds and Russell also stands 13th all-time in scoring with 1,273 points. He finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Williams in his final home game at Colby.

Christian Van Loenen (Falmouth, Maine), also playing his final home game, added nine points, while Eric Beaulieu (Concord, Mass.) added eight points. Uzoma Orchingwa (West Hartford, Conn.) chipped in six points and six rebounds.

WILLIAMS 79, COLBY 50

WILLIAMS (21-1, 7-0 NESCAC)

James Wang 7-12 5-5 23; Troy Whittington 5-7 3-3 13; Brian Emerson 5-5 1-1

12; Harlan Dodson 3-8 0-0 8; Taylor Epley 2-4 0-0 5; Hayden Rooke-Lay 1-5

2-4 5; Nate Robertson 0-2 3-4 3; James Klemm 1-7 0-0 3; John Weinheimer 1-2

0-0 2; Sean Hoffman 1-2 0-0 2; Michael Mayer 1-1 0-0 2; Parker McClelland

0-2 1-4 1; Jordan Mickens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 15-21 79.

COLBY (10-12,1-6 NESCAC)

Mike Russell 6-11 4-6 16; Christian Van Loenen 3-12 2-2 9; Eric Beaulieu 3-3

2-4 8; Uzoma Orchingwa 3-5 0-1 6; Kyle Donovan 2-7 1-1 5; Jesse Coulon 1-2

1-1 3; Gordon Fischer 1-3 0-0 3; David Havlicek 0-3 0-0 0; Noah Atlas 0-1

0-0 0; Gus David 0-2 0-0 0; Alex Swanson 0-1 0-0 0; Jonathan Kalin 0-0 0-0

0; Nick Rimsa 0-0 0-0 0; Ben Foreman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-51 10-15 50.

Williams......................   30   49  -   79

Colby.........................   17   33  -   50

3-point goals--Williams 10-28 (James Wang 4-8; Harlan Dodson 2-5; Taylor

Epley 1-2; James Klemm 1-5; Hayden Rooke-Lay 1-5; Brian Emerson 1-1; Parker

McClelland 0-2), Colby 2-16 (Christian Van Loenen 1-5; Gordon Fischer 1-3;

Kyle Donovan 0-4; Jesse Coulon 0-1; David Havlicek 0-1; Ben Foreman 0-1;

Mike Russell 0-1). Fouled out--Williams-None, Colby-None. Rebounds--Williams

35 (Troy Whittington 9), Colby 33 (Mike Russell 12). Assists--Williams 20

(Nate Robertson 7), Colby 7 (Ben Foreman 3). Total fouls--Williams 13, Colby

19. Technical fouls--Williams-None, Colby-None. A-550


 
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