Men's basketball falls despite Choice's triple-double

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 29, 2009
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Adam Choice

ATLANTA, Ga. --- Despite a triple-double from senior forward Adam Choice, the Colby College men's basketball team left Atlanta with a setback as Oglethorpe College took an 88-82 non-conference win Tuesday night.

The Mules fall to 7-2 overall, while Oglethorpe is 6-3.

The home team used a huge free-throw shooting advantage and won the turnover battle to pull out the victory. Oglethorpe was 24-for-36 from the foul line and the Mules were 11-for-17. Oglethorpe also had just nine turnovers in the game.

Choice finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in 39 minutes of action. The Mules also received a double-double from Mike Russell with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting and 12 rebounds. Christian Van Loenen finished with 14 points and five rebounds, Gil Haylon nailed four 3-point shots on the way to 16 points, and Chas Woodward added nine points.

Alex Richey led three players with 15 points or more with a game-high 23 points for Oglethorpe.

The Mules used a 10-2 scoring run to go up 29-24 in the opening half with 7:40 to play, but Oglethorpe battled back to tie the game at 35-35 and then pulled ahead for a 44-38 halftime lead.

Colby's last lead was at 47-46 with 15:17 to play. However, Oglethorpe used an 11-0 run to go up 57-47 and led by as much as a 77-62 with 3:20 to play. Colby battled hard over the final 3:20 and cut the lead to 86-80 with 13 seconds to play.

OGLETHORPE 88, COLBY 82

COLBY (7-2)

Mike Russell 8-12 2-3 18; Gil Haylon 5-11 2-2 16; Christian Van Loenen 6-9

1-1 14; Adam Choice 4-11 3-7 11; Chas Woodward 4-8 1-2 9; Gordon Fischer 2-2

0-0 5; Justin Sherman 1-7 2-2 4; Ben Foreman 1-2 0-0 3; Eric Beaulieu 1-2

0-0 2; Tim Concannon 0-0 0-0 0; Gus David 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-64 11-17 82.

OGLETHORPE (6-3)

Alex Richey 8-14 4-7 23; David Allison 6-15 1-3 16; Todd Ward 5-11 5-8 15;

Joe Kennedy 2-9 7-8 12; Wade Weldon 3-9 3-6 9; Alec Pitts 1-2 4-4 6; Erik

Strong 2-4 0-0 4; Tyler Cerone 1-2 0-0 3; Andrew Steioff 0-0 0-0 0; Eddie

Buckley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-66 24-36 88.

Colby.........................   38   44  -   82

Oglethorpe....................   44   44  -   88

3-point goals--Colby 7-23 (Gil Haylon 4-10; Christian Van Loenen 1-4; Ben

Foreman 1-2; Gordon Fischer 1-1; Justin Sherman 0-4; Adam Choice 0-2),

Oglethorpe 8-23 (David Allison 3-6; Alex Richey 3-7; Joe Kennedy 1-4; Tyler

Cerone 1-2; Wade Weldon 0-2; Todd Ward 0-2). Fouled out--Colby-Gil Haylon;

Justin Sherman, Oglethorpe-None. Rebounds--Colby 43 (Mike Russell 12; Adam

Choice 12), Oglethorpe 34 (Todd Ward 13). Assists--Colby 19 (Adam Choice

12), Oglethorpe 12 (David Allison 7). Total fouls--Colby 27, Oglethorpe 17.

Technical fouls--Colby-None, Oglethorpe-None. A-208

 

 
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