Men's basketball loses NESCAC game to Bobcats

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 11, 2013

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite 16 points from Colby College's Danny Chase (Weston, Conn.) and 15 by Sam Willson (Watertown, Conn.), Ed Bogdanovich (Portland, Maine) had a game-high 19 points and the Bates College men's basketball team had just four turnovers in the game in a 66-56 win over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Bates moves to 6-9 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC play, while the Mules fall to 4-8 overall and 1-1 in the league.

The Bobcats used a 22-15 rebounding advantage in the opening half to take a 31-22 lead at the break. The Mules cut the lead to 40-32 on a basket by Chase with 15:31 to play. However, Bates took over from that point and used a 13-4 run to take its largest lead of the game at 53-36 with 8:26 to play.

Colby cut the lead to six points on two occasions in the final 2:01 of the contest. With the score 59-53 with 2:01 to play, Mark Brust (Duxbury, Mass.) hit one free throw with one minute to play and Luke Matarazzo (Shelton, Conn.) nailed a pair of free throws with 44 seconds remaining for a 62-53 margin. Colby's Sam Willson (Watertown, Conn.) nailed a 3-point shot with 39 seconds left to cut the lead to 62-56, but Matarazzo hit two more free throws with 32 seconds left to stretch the lead to eight.

Bogdanovich shot 9-for-18 from the field, while Matarazzo was 8-for-8 from the foul line on the way to 11 points. Brust also had 11 points and added six rebounds and three assists. Sean Cunningham (Amherst, Mass.) had seven points and five assists, while Mike Boornazian (Portland, Conn.) added seven points and eight boards.

Chase was 6-for-9 from the field for Colby. Willson was 6-for-10 and had the 15 points. Chris Hudnut (Chevy Chase, Md.) added nine points and seven rebounds, Shane Rogers (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) had a game-high six assists, and Patrick Stewart (Bangor, Maine) had a game-high 10 boards.

BATES 66, COLBY 56
BATES (6-9, 1-2 NESCAC)
Ed Bogdanovich 9-18 1-1 19; Mark Brust 5-10 1-2 11; Luke Matarazzo 1-6 8-8
11; Sean Cunningham 3-6 1-2 7; Mike Boornazian 1-6 5-6 7; Billy Selmon 1-4
1-2 3; Derek Murphy 1-1 0-0 3; Adam Philpott 1-4 0-0 3; Taylor Gartley 1-3
0-0 2. Totals 23-58 17-21 66.
COLBY (4-8, 1-1 NESCAC)
Danny Chase 6-9 2-2 16; Sam Willson 6-10 2-3 15; Chris Hudnut 3-6 2-2 9;
Shane Rogers 2-12 0-0 5; Patrick Stewart 2-7 0-0 4; Connor O'Neil 1-2 0-0 3;
Jack Crampton 1-2 0-0 2; Luke Westman 1-1 0-0 2; Ryan Jann 0-3 0-0 0; Gordon
Fischer 0-2 0-0 0; Jonathan Kalin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 6-7 56.
Bates......................... 31 35  - 66
Colby......................... 22 34  - 56
3-point goals-Bates 3-14 (Adam Philpott 1-2; Luke Matarazzo 1-5; Derek
Murphy 1-1; Mike Boornazian 0-2; Billy Selmon 0-2; Mark Brust 0-2), Colby
6-24 (Danny Chase 2-3; Connor O'Neil 1-2; Shane Rogers 1-5; Sam Willson 1-3;
Chris Hudnut 1-3; Ryan Jann 0-3; Gordon Fischer 0-1; Jonathan Kalin 0-1;
Patrick Stewart 0-3). Fouled out--Bates-None, Colby-None. Rebounds-Bates 37
(Mike Boornazian 8), Colby 34 (Patrick Stewart 10). Assists-Bates 15 (Sean
Cunningham 5), Colby 16 (Shane Rogers 6). Total fouls-Bates 10, Colby 16.
A-400

 


 
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