at New York University Tournament, New York, N.Y.,
Nov. 22-23 - In the opening round of the New York University Tip-Off
tournament, the Bobcats struggled against NCAA-qualifiers NYU, dropping an
83-57 decision. While four Violets scored in double figures, only
first-year forward Romell Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) cracked that figure.
In his first collegiate game, Padonou had 21 points and five rebounds in
34 minutes. Junior Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) and sophomore Jesse
Lynch (Milford, N.H.) each had eight points, while senior center Tim
Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) led the team with six rebounds. The Bobcats
next take on Alfred University at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
NYU 83, Bates 57
Bates (0-1) - Timoll 3-2-8, Padonou 8-5-21, Sargent 3-0-6, Scott 3-0-6,
Lynch 3-0-8, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Dockery 1-2-5, Blicharz 0-0-0, Hall
1-1-3, Reed 0-0-0.
NYU (1-0) - Hopenwasser 2-1-7, Determann 3-2-10, March 4-0-8, Winston
8-1-22, Wiebke 7-0-17, Thomas 2-0-5, Saville 1-0-2, Regan 0-0-0, Bailey
5-0-10, Schlie 0-0-0, Sztabnik 0-0-0, Armbruster 0-2-2.
3 Point FG - Bates 3 (Lynch 2, Dockery), NYU 13 (Winston 5, Wiebke 3,
Hopenwasser 2, Determann 2, Thomas)
Halftime - NYU, 48-28
In the consolation game against Alfred, the Bobcats got off to a slow
start, scoring just two baskets in the first five minutes. The Bobcats
shooting woes continued, as the hit eight of 29 shots in the first half.
Combined with 19 turnovers before the break, the Bobcats trailed by as
many as 19 points before heading to the locker room down 42-27. First-year
head coach Joe Reilly rallied the troops, though, as Bates outscored the
Saxons 15-4 to open the second half to cut the lead to 46-42 six minutes
into the half. Alfred responded with an 11-0 run of their own to over the
next four minutes to put the game out of reach, going on to a 70-55
victory. The Bobcats' brightest start for the second day in a row was
first-year forward Rommell Padonou (Libreville, Gabon), who collected 23
points and six boards, earning All-Tournament honors. Sophomore guard Will
Dockery (New York, N.Y.) playing in front of a hometown crowd led the team
with seven rebounds (four offensive), while classmate Jesse Lynch led the
team with a pair of 3-point field goals.
Alfred 70, Bates 55
Alfred (1-1) - Quinlan 5-2-15, Valentine 0-0-0, Yeager 7-3-17, D Downing
9-5-24, Alberto 0-0-0, Filosa 3-0-6, C Downing 2-2-6, Stedman 0-0-0,
Winslow 0-0-0, Culbreth 0-0-0, McKinnon 0-0-0, Pound 1-0-2.
Bates (0-2) - Timoll 2-1-5, Padonou 8-7-23, Sargent 2-1-5, Scott 1-0-2,
Lynch 2-2-8, Davis 0-0-0, Cacciola-Morales 0-3-3, Smart 0-0-0, Dockery
1-1-4, Blicharz 0-0-0, Hall 1-0-2, Reed 1-1-3.
3-Point FG - Alfred 4 (Quinlan 3, D Downing), Bates 3 (Lynch 2, Dockery)
Halftime - Alfred, 42-27.
at U-Mass Boston Tournament,
Nov. 28-29 - Facing their third post-season qualifier in threee games,
the Bobcats dropped a 60-47 decision to 1997 ECAC runners-up UMass Boston.
After hitting just five field goals in the first 12 and a half minutes to
fall behind 26-12, the Bobcats ended the first half on a 14-33 run to cut
the Beacon lead to 29-26 at the break, led by senior co-captain Tim
Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) and his eight points. First-year forward
Rommell Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) grabbed eight board in the first half.
After cutting the lead to one on a pair of Jesse Lynch (Mt. Vernon,
N.H.) buckets, the host Beacons scored the next nine points to take a
40-30 lead and extended it from there. Lynch led the team with 11 points,
while Sargent and junior Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) each had 10 for
the Bobcats. Timoll recorded a double double with 11 rebounds, while
Padonou ended with 10. The Bobcats face Framingham State in the
consolation game at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
UMass-Boston 60, Bates 47
Bates (0-3) - Scott 0-0-0, Timoll 3-3-10, Sargent 5-0-10, Lynch 4-2-11,
Padonou 4-0-8, Davis 1-0-2, Dockery 1-0-2, Hall 0-0-0, Reed 1-0-2,
Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Smart 1-0-2.
UMass-Boston (1-0) - Rue 5-0-14, Wilson 3-5-11, Bailey 0-0-0, Turner
4-5-13, Rowe 4-3-11, Gibson 2-3-7, Garcia 0-0-0, Torney 2-0-4, Gomes
0-0-0, Flood 0-0-0, Baxter 0-0-0.
3-Point FG - Bates 2 (Lynch, Timoll), UMB 4 (Rue 4).
Halftime - UMB, 29-26.
The Bobcats (1-3) picked up their first win of the season for new head
coach Joe Reilly with a 63-53 win over Framingham State College (0-4) in
the consolation game of the Harbor Invitational. First-year forward
Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) was Bates' leading scorer for the
third time in five games, scoring 25 points and grabbing five rebounds.
After taking a 13-11 lead just under ten minutes into the game, the
Bobcats did not lose the advantage the rest of the game. In the second
half, Bates outscored the Rams 15-2 from the free throw line, extending a
30-28 halftime lead to as large as 11 points after the break. Three other
Bobcat starters scored in double figures: sophomore guard Jesse Lynch (Mt.
Vernon, N.H.) had 12 points, while senior captain Tim Sargent
(Morrisville, Vt.) had 11 and eight rebounds, while junior forward Garth
Timoll (Owings Mills, Vt.) recorded his second straight double-double with
11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Padonou earned his
second straight All-Tournament honor for the Bobcats.
Bates 63, Framingham State 53
Framingham State (0-4) - Morgan 4-0-8, Dunn 3-1-7, Ouillette 1-0-2,
Doherty 3-0-9, Larivee 2-0-4, Reeves 1-0-2, Michelson 1-0-2, Nussey
3-4-10, Fernandes 1-0-2, McInnis 0-1-1, Kazetanakos 3-0-6, Roberts 0-0-0,
Bates (1-3) - Davis 0-0-0, Sargent 5-1-11, Timoll 5-1-11, Lynch 3-5-12,
Padonou 8-9-25, Scott 0-0-0, Hall 0-4-4, Dockery 0-0-0, Reed 0-0-0.
3-point FG - FSC 3 (Doherty 3), Bates 1 (Lynch).
Halftime - Bates, 30-28.
UNE at Bates, Dec. 2 - In a
game that was nip and tuck all the way, the Bobcats (1-4)came out on the
short end of a 66-60 decision with the University of New England
Nor'easters (2-2). UNE led for much of the first, by as many as six at one
point. Sophomore Jesse Lynch (Mt. Vernon, N.H.) kept the Bobcats in the
game almost single-handedly, scoring 12 of the team's 27 points on four
3-pointers. UNE took a 29-27 lead into th locker room. Bates came out
firing in the second half, scoring three of the first four baskets to go
up 33-31. UNE scored on their next possession and also benefitted from a
technical foul from first-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon),
hitting one of two free throws to take a 34-33 lead. The Bobcats took
Padonou's emotion and used it to their advantage, going on a 17-7 over the
next seven minutes to take a 50-41 lead with 9:35 to play. Junior Andy
Hall (Forestdale, Mass.) had six points in the run, while classmate Garth
Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) had five. The Nor'easters clawed back, though,
with a 14-6 run of their own over the next four minutes to cut the Bobcat
lead to 56-55. While Lynch's only bucket of the second half put Bates up
60-57 at the 4:28 mark, UNE scored the last nine points of the game,
taking their first lead in more than 15 minutes with 2:54 remaining. Lynch
led ll Bates scorers with 15 points, while Hall had 12 points and 12
boards. Padonou, who was named Maine Rookie of the Week earlier in the
day, had seven points and four boards in 13 minutes of work due to foul
UNE 66, Bates 60
UNE (2-2) - Sirois 0-0-0, Trottier 1-2-5, McClure 4-0-8, Lakin 4-0-8,
McCarthy 3-1-8, Clark 2-4-8, Nosek 3-0-8, Daniels 1-2-4, Cooper 7-3-17.
Bates (1-4) - Davis 1-2-4, Scott 0-0-0, Lynch 5-0-15, Dockery 0-0-0,
Sargent 4-0-8, Timoll 2-5-9, Padonou 3-1-7, Hall 6-0-12, Reed 2-1-5.
Halftime - UNE, 29-27.
3-point FG - UNE 4 (Nosek 2, McCarthy, Trottier), Bates 5 (Lynch 5)
at Bowdoin College, Dec.
4(taken from a Bowdoin press release) Bowdoin College
first-year Hugh Coleman (Lynn, Mass./Charlestown H.S.) nailed back-to-back
three-pointers in the opening minutes of the second half, breaking open a
31-31 tie and lifting the Polar Bears to a 69-55 victory over Bates on
Thursday evening. Coleman ended the evening with a trio of trifectas and
Bates (1-5) had the better of play in the first half, building as
much as an eight point lead (25-17) helped by the inside play of
first-year Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) who ended with a team-high
15 points. Bowdoin (4-1) jumped back in the game with defense and a Nate
Houser (Medway, Mass.) buzzer-beating jumper that tied the score at 31-31
at the end of the half.
Coleman buried his three-points to start the second frame and the
Bobcats would get no closer than six points the rest of the way. David
Lovely (Milton, Mass.) led the Polar Bears with 15 points while Erich
Buschmann (Oakland, Maine) grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.
Jesse Lynch (Mount Vernon, N.H.) buried all four of Bates' three-pointers
on his way to 14 points while Andy Hall (Forestdale, Mass.) hauled in
at Brunswick, Maine
Bates (1-4) 31 24 -- 55
Bowdoin (4-1) 31 38 -- 69
BATES (1-4) Burke Davis 1-0-2, Jesse Lynch 4-2-14, Tim Sargent 2-2-6,
Garth Timoll 2-0-4, Rommel Padonou 7-1-15, Jim Reed 1-0-2, David Scott
0-0-0, Andy Hall 5-0-10, Will Dockery 1-0-2, Drew Blicharz 0-0-0,
BOWDOIN (4-1) Hugh Coleman 4-0-11, Nate Houser 5-0-11, Erich Buschmann
1-4-6, David Lovely 4-7-15, Wil Smith 4-4-14, Dan McKinnon 1-1-3, Chris
Ranslow 3-2-9, Paul Masson 0-0-0, TOTALS 22-17-69.
Three-point field goals: Ba, Lynch 4; Bo, Coleman 3, Smith 2, Houser,
Bates at Maine Maritime, Dec. 6
- Behind 22 points from first-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville,
Gabon), the Bobcats (2-5) held off Maine Maritime Academy in Castine,
55-50. Padonou had 14 points in the first half as the Bobcats went into
the break with a one-point lead, 27-26. The game remained close in the
second half with Padonou on the bench in foul trouble. With the game tied
at 48 in the last three minutes, sophomore guard Jesse Lynch (Mt. Vernon,
N.H.), whose playing time was limited due to injuries stepped up, scoring
five straight points to put the Bobcats up 53-50. Junior forward Andy Hall
(Forestdale, Mass.) hit a pair of free throws with four seconds remaining
to ice the game. (Box score unavailable)
Southern Maine at Bates, Jan.
7 - Southern Maine (4-7) ended the first half on a 23-11 run to extend
a four point lead to 16 and was able to stop the momentum of the Bobcats'
(2-6) surges in the second to take a 68-56 win in Alumni Gym. The Huskies
took advantage of a 23-11 turnover advantage in the game to extend their
winning strea to three games. The Bobcats were led once again by
first-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) who had 18 points
and eight rebounds. Bates was without starting guard Garth Timoll (Owings
Mills, Md.) due to injury.
Southern Maine, 68-56
USM (4-7) - Lewis 0-0-0, Ellerbrook 1-1-3, Daly 2-0-5, Mathieu 1-0-2,
Billings 3-1 7, Gilmore 3-4-10, Fennessy 8-3-22, Hill 0-0-0, Johnson
2-0-5, Cole 6-0-14, Kelly 0 0-0.
Bates (2-6) - Davis 1-2-4, Scott 0-0-0, Dockery 3-1-8, Lynch 2-1-5,
Tisdale 3-1-8, Sargent 3-0-7, Padonou 9-0-18, Hall 2-2-6, Reed 0-0-0.
3-Point FG - USM 8 (Fennessy 3, Cole 2, Mathieu, Billings, Johnson), B 3
(Dockery, Tisdale, Sargent)
Halftime - USM, 42-26.
Thomas at Bates, Jan. 14 -
Coach Joe Reilly earned his first win at home as the Bobcats (3-6) topped
the Thomas College Terriers (5-9), 70-62, Bates' best scoring performance
of the season. Thomas led, 31-30, at halftime and went on an 8-3 run early
to take a 39-33 lead. With three minutes gone in the second period, the
Bobcats answered with a 12-1 run of their own. Leading the way was junior
guard Michael Tisdale (Kingston, R.I.), who returned to Bates after a year
and a half away from the school. He hit a pair of 3-pointers and had an
assist in the decisive run. The Bobcats took leads of as large as 10
points, but the Terriers could not climb back into the game. Tisdale led
the Bobcats with a career-high 21 points, 18 of which came in the second
half. Junior guard Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) returned from injury
to post a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds (five
offensive).First-year forward Rommell Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) had 15
points, while junior Andy Hall (Forestdale, Mass.) had 11 boards. The
Bobcats also had a season high seven blocked shots.
Bates 70, Thomas 62
Thomas (5-9) - Dunphe 1-0-2, Cilley 2-0-5, Heal 0-0-0, Pitcher 4-0-8,
Raymond 8-6-22, Pilsbury 1-0-3, Cloukey 1-0-2, Graves 3-4-10, Pokrywka
4-1-10, Totals 24-11-62.
Bates (3-6) - Davis 1-0-2, Scott 0-0-0, Lynch 1-3-5, Tisdale 7-2-21,
Sargent 3-0-6, Timoll 7-1-15, Padonou 6-3-15, Hall 3-0-6, Reed 0-0-0,
3-point FG - Thomas 3 (Cilley, Pilsbury, Pokrywka), Bates 5 (Tisdale 5).
Halftime - Thomas, 31-30.
Bates at Suffolk, Jan. 15 -
Playing without first-year sensation Rommell Padonou (Libreville, Gabon),
the Bobcats (3-7) handed Suffolk University (1-6) its first win of the
season, 62-54, in Boston. The Rams went on a 9-0 spurt late in the first
half to end the stanza up 32-24. The Bobcats played even in the second
half, but could pull no closer than six points. Bates was led by senior
forward Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.), who had 11 points and a carer high
17 rebounds. Junior center Andy Hall (Forestdale, Mass.) had 10 points and
four blocked shots.
Suffolk 62, Bates 54
Bates (3-7) - Davis 0-0-0, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Scott 2-1-5, Lynch
2-0-6, Tisdale 4-0-10, Sargent 4-2-11, Hall 4-2-10, Reed 0-3-3, Timoll
4-1-9, Totals 20-9-54.
Suffolk (1-6) - Nicholas 0-0-0, Buono 0-2-2, Florian 5-0-10, Miller
9-5-25, Fern 2-1-5, Loranzano 3-1-7, Schnabel 0-0-0, Mutambirwa 4-5-13,
3-point FG - Bates 5 (Lynch 2, Tisdale 2, Sargent), Suffolk 2 (Miller 2)
Halftime - Suffolk, 62-54.
Emerson at Bates, Jan. 17 -
Junior guard Hector Negron (East Boston, Mass.) had 22 points, including
3-for-4 on three pointers in the second half as the Emerson College Lions
(6-3) downed the Bates College Bobcats (3-8), 83-71.
The Lions, who never trailed in the game, jumped out to a 41-31
halftme lead by forcing 15 Bates turnovers and hitting on 12-of-24 shots
from the field.
The Bobcats fell behind by as many as 14 points with 6:02 remaining, but
went on a 9-1 run over the next two minutes to cut the lead to seven,
71-64, when junior guard Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) converted a
lay-up from sophomore Jesse Lynch (Milford, N.H.). The Lions answered with
a three-pointer from sophomore Jake Postorino (Clearwater, Fla.) to kill
Emerson placed five players in double figures, led by Negron's 22
points, six assists and six steals. junior Jake Kelley (Woburn, Mass.)
also had 22 points. The Bobcats had three players in double figures, led
by senior forward Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.), who had 18 points and,
for the second straight game, 17 rebounds.
Emerson (6-3) - Negron 7-5-22, Tse 0-1-1, Presti 4-5-14, Attride 0-0-0,
Postorino 4-1-10, Kelley 6-8-22, Aria 0-0-0, Burns 2-0-4, Barnes 1-8-10,
Bates (3-8) - Davis 0-2-2, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Lynch 4-3-13,
Tisdale 3-0-7, Sargent 8-2-18, Timoll 7-1-15, Padonou 4-1-9, Hall
1-0-2, Reed 1-3-5, Totals 28-12 71.
3-Point FG - Emerson 7 (Negron 3, Kelley 2, Postorino, Presti), Bates 3
(Lynch 2, Tisdale)
Halftime - Emerson, 41-31.Bates at Tufts,
Jan. 20 - Coach Joe Reilly's squad dropped to 3-9 this season with
74-52 loss at Tufts. The Bobcats got off to a dreadful start, hitting just
five of 25 shots in the first half to fall behind 39-18 at the break.
While they made a few runs in the second half, shooting 44 percent from
the floor, a couple of Tufts 3-pointers stopped Bates momentum. Playing
without leading scorer Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon), the Bobcats we
led by junior guard Garth Timoll's (Owings Mills, Md.) 15 points and six
Bates (3-9) - Davis 0-0-0, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Scott 0-0-0, Smart
1-0-2, Lynch 3-0-6, Tisdale 3-2-8, Blicharz 0-2-2, Sargent 2-0-4, Timoll
4-7-15, Hall 4-0-8, Reed 3-1-7, Totals 20-12-52
Tufts (5-4) - Rous 1-0-2, Cunningham 5-0-13, Mpuku 1-0-2, Svajian 1-0-2,
Saylor 3-4-10, Skerry 5-0-10, Mugar 0-0-0, DeBevois 1-0-2, Sisson 2-0-4,
Bernier 1-0-2, Nolan 1-0-2, Riordan 1-0-2, Andrews 3-0-6, Flaherty 1-2-4,
Collins 0-0-0, Donroe 5-2-12, Perbeck 0-0-0, Pedroletti 0-0-0, Totals
3-point FG - Tufts 4 (Cunningham 3, Riordan), Bates 0.
Halftime - Tufts 39-18.
Colby at Bates, Jan. 24 -
Coach Joe Reilly's squad made a valiant comeback effort, but Colby's hot
first-half shooting proved too much to overcome, as the the Mules (9-4)
defeated the Bobcats (3-10), 88-68. In the first half, Colby shoot a
sizzling 59 percent from the floor, including eight of 10 three-pointer,
with six different White Mules hiting treys. The Bobcats were led by six
points from guards Burke Davis (Cohasset, Mass.) and Garth Timoll (Owings
with six points each. The second half was stolen by junior guard Michael
Tisdale (Kingston, R.I.), who connected for 21 of his game-high 23 points
after the break, hitting eight of 13 shots from the floor and five of six
from the line as the Bobcats outscored Colby 42-33 in the second half,
holding the Mules to just eight of 21 from the floor.
Colby (9-4) - McCullough 3-6-14, Forsyth 0-0-0, Hansen 4-0-10, Davis
0-2-2, Petroskey 4-0-9, Allen 5-5-18, White 0-2-2, Gallagher 3-2-8, Olinto
0-0-0, Meisner 3-1-7, Clark 0-0-0, Conway 1-2-5, Hinton 2-0-4, Cunningham
0-1-1, Spidle 2-3-8, Totals 27-24-88.
Bates (3-10) - Davis 2-1-6, Cacciola-Morales 0-1-1, Smart 1-0-2, Lynch
2-0-4, Tisdale 8-6-23, Blicharz 1-0-2, Sargent 3-1-7, Timoll 2-5-9, Hall
4-0-8, Reed 3-0-6, Totals 26-14-68.
Halftime - Colby, 55-26.
3-point FG - Colby 10 (Allen 3, McCullough 2, Hansen 2, Allen, Conway,
Spidle), Bates 2 (Davis, Tisdale).
Bates at Hamilton, Jan.
31 - (Taken from a Hamilton College press release) In men's
basketball action this afternoon at Scott Field House, the Hamilton
Continentals cruised to victory over the Bates Bobcats, 107-73. Hamilton
(7-6) led 50-35 at halftime and never looked back as they shot 53 percent
from the floor for the game. Junior center Jon Schmeigel had an excellent
shooting performance (9-13) with 21 points, while also grabbing 15
rebounds. Junior forward Michael Schantz chipped in 18 points and senior
guard Kevin Thorpe added 13. Bates (3-11) struggled with Hamilton's
pressure the entire game, shooting 38.9 percent from the field and
committing 19 turnovers. The Bobcats were led in scoring by first-year
forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) with 16 points and a
double-double from junior guard Garth Timoll (Owings MIlls, Md.), who had
14 points and 10 rebounds.
Hamilton 107, Bates 73
Bates (3-11) - Davis 2-0-5, Smart 1-0-2, Lynch 4-0-11, Tisdale 2-0-5,
Blicharz 1-0-2, Sargent 3-0-6, Timoll 4-6-14, Padonou 5-6-16, Hall 6-0-12,
Hamilton (7-6) - Driggs 3-2-9, Johson 4-1-9, Thorpe 5-0-13, Stroman
3-2-11, Schantz 7-3-18, Byrnes 4-0-9, Ferretti 3-2-9, Viviano 1-0-2,
Deason 1-0-2, Bishop 2-0-4, Schmeigel 9-3-21, Totals 42-13, 107.
3-point FG - Bates 5 (Lynch 3, Davis, Tisdale), Hamilton 10 (Thorpe 3,
Stroman 3, Driggs, Byrnes, Ferretti, Schantz).
Halftime - Hamilton, 50-35.
Bates at Univ. of Maine-
Farmington, Feb. 2 - The Bobcats (3-12) improved their highest
single-game scoring total for the second straight game, but it wasn't
enough to overcome the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (8-9), who
won a 91-75 decision. In the first portion of the game, Bates stayed close
thanks to the outside shooting of junior guard Mike Tisdale (Kingston,
R.I.) who connected on his first three 3-point attempts of the game. When
Tisdale went cold, the Beavers capitalized and took a 48-35 lead at the
break and Bates was unable to recover. First-year forward Rommel Padonou
(Libreville, Gabon) looked strong in his second game back from an ankle
injury, scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Tisdale
chipped in 14 points and junior guard Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.)
Wesleyan at Bates, Feb. 6 -
The Wesleyan University Cardinals (9-7) hit four key 3 point field goals
in the second half to hold off the Bates College Bobcats (3-13) in the
second half, 89-77. Bates stayed close to the Cardinals throughout the
game, pulling within one point on nine different occasions, but could not
Wesleyan used three consecutive trifectas, two from senior
guard Matt Kingsley (Hamden, Conn.) to open a 64-55 lead with 10 minutes
remaining in the game. Bates answered with a 6-0 run of their own to cut
the lead deficit to three points on a three-pointer from junior guard
Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.). The game was within two points with 2:14
remaining, but Wesleyan scored the final 10 points of the game, including
six for six from the line, to clinch the victory.
First-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) led all
scorers with 23 points and seven rebounds, while senior captain Tim
Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) had a career-high 22 points. Wesleyan was led
by Kingsley's 20 points, including four three-pointers and 17 from
sophomore guard Sean O'Brien (Bristol, Conn.), who shot 11 for 13 from the
Wesleyan 89, Bates 77
Wesleyan (9-7) - Janelli 0-0-0, Griffin 1-1-3, Huse 3-2-8, Hochstein
3-0-8, Kingsley 7-2-20, Guarino 1-5-7, Zubko 4-5-13, O'Brien 3-11-17,
McDonald 0-0-0, Leff 3-0-7, Esdalle 2-2-6, Totals 27-27-89.
Bates (3-13) - Davis 1-2-4, Dockery 0-1-1, Lynch 1-2-5, Blicharz 0-0-0,
Sargent 8-6-22, Timoll 5-2-14, Padonou 7-9-23, Hall 2-0-4, Reed 1-2-4,
3-point FG - Wesleyan 8 (Kingsley 4, Hochstein 2, Griffin, Leff), Bates 3
(Timoll 2, Lynch).
Halftime - Wesleyan, 42-39.
Conn. College at Bates, Feb.
7 - Facing Connecticut College (16-2), the fifth-ranked team in New
England, the Bates College Bobcats (3-14) acquitted themselves well,
though they came out on the short end of a 78-62 score. Other than a 7-0
run to open the game by the Camels and a 6-0 Bates run which gave the
Bobcats a brief 12-11 lead, neither team scored more than two consecutive
baskets in the first half. First-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville,
Gabon) had a game-high 12 first-half points as the Bobcats trailed 33-27
at the break. Bates pulled to within one point less than three minutes
into the second half, at 35-34 when Padonou converted a three-point play,
but Conn. went on a 14-2 run at the 15:20 mark to go up 53-38, and the
Bobcats could not climb back in it. Padonou led Bates with 22 points,
while senior captain Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) had a 17 points and
Conn. College 78, Bates 62
Conn. College (16-2) - Taylor 1-0-2, Ashur 0-0-0, Tatum 7-8-23, Gallerani
4-0-9, Shea 1-0-2, Smith 7-2-17, Adekanbi 0-0-0, Stallings 4-1-12, Guckian
0-4-4, O'Leary 4-1-9, Totals 28-16-78.
Bates (3-14) - Davis 2-0-5, Lynch 1-0-2, Tisdale 4-0-10, Sargent 8-1-17,
Timoll 3-0-6, Padonou 10-2-22, Hall 0-0-0, Reed 0-0-0, Totals 28-3-62.
3-point FGs - Conn. College 6 (Stallings 3, Tatum, Gallerani, Smith),
Bates 3 (Tisdale 2, Davis).
Halftime - Conn. College, 33-27.
Bates at Williams, Feb.
13 - Against a Division III Final Four team a year ago, the Bobcats
(3-15) suffered their worst loss in history, falling by 57
against Williams (17-2). The loss eclipses a 55-point defeat to
Merrimack College in 1967-68. First-year forward Jim Reed (Mercer Island,
Wash.) scored a team high eight points, while classmate Rommel Padonou
(Libreville, Gabon) was held to just 1-11 from the field.
Williams 96, Bates 39
Bates (3-15) - Sargent 3-1-7, Timoll 2-0-4, Padonou 1-0-2, Davis 0-0-0,
Lynch 2-2-6, Smart 0-0-0, Tisdale 1-2-4, Blicharz 1-0-2, Dockery 2-0-6,
Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Reed 2-4-8, Totals 14-9-39.
Williams (17-2) - Hunt 4-0-11, Nogelo 8-0-18, McGuire 6-0-12, Frew 3-1-9,
Farmer 0-0-0, Holland 3-1-7, Sheehy 0-0-0, Keenan 0-3-3, Silverstein
1-0-2, Seward 1-0-3, Conley 1-0-2, Nelson 2-0-5, Sly 2-6-11, Dupuis 2-3-9,
Dickens 0-0-0, Benjamin 0-2-2, Stojkovic 0-2-2, Totals 33-18-96.
3-point FG - Bates 2 (Dockery 2), Williams 12 (Hunt 3, Nogelo 2, Frew 2,
Dupuis 2, Seward, Nelson, Sly).
Halftime - Williams, 46-14.
Bates at Middlebury
College, Feb. 14 - First-year head coach Joe Reilly was unable to
defeat his predecessor at Bates as the Bobcats fell to Middlebury, 91-61.
Bates was hampered by injury to leading scorer Rommel Padonou (Libeville,
Gabon), who was ejected for receiving two technicals, one in each half.
Senior captain Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) notched a double-double with
18 points and 10 boards. Junior Michael Tisdale (Kingston, R.I.) was the
only other Bobcats with double figures, scoring 11 points.
Middlebury 91, Bates 61
Bates (3-16) - Padonou 3-1-7, Sargent 9-0-18, Davis 0-1-1, Lynch 1-0-3,
Cacciola -Morales 0-0-0. Dockery 0-3-3, Smart 0-1-1, Tisdale 5-0-11,
Blicharz 3-1-7, Timoll 3-0-6, Reed 1-2-4, Totals 25-9-61.
Middlebury (7-13) - Frye 0-0-0, Boffey 3-2-8, M. Faucher 0-0-0, Poulos
5-10-22, J. Faucher 2-2-7, Maletis 2-3-8, Breen 4-2-11, Cormier 1-2-4,
Hart 1-1-3, McLaughlin 3-2-8, Hussey 1-0-2, Lasek 1-0-2, Barrett 2-0-6,
Malone 0-0-0, Watts 3-0-8, Brezanoski 0-0-0, Bourque 1-0-2, Totals
3-point FG - Bates 2 (Lynch, Tidale), Middlebury 9 (Poulos 2, Barrett 2,
Watts 2, J. Faucher, Maletis, Breen)
Halftime - Middlebury, 47-22.
New England College at Bates,
Feb. 17 - In a game postponed from January because of the ice storm,
the Bobcats (3-17) dropped a 69-56 decision to New England College (16-7).
With leading scorer Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) held out of the
game by coach Joe Reilly for geting ejected from Saturday's game with
Middlebury, the Bobcats were at a distinct disadvantage. Bates' bench only
went two players deep, while the Pilgrims used 13 players in all. Senior
captain Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) had his second straight solid game
with game-highs of 18 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore Jesse
Lynch (Mont Vernon, N.H.) had a season-high 17 points, including four o
nine from three-point range.
New England College 69, Bates 56
NEC (16-7) - Welch 0-0-0, Barrino 1-0-2, Koziak 0-0-0, Ramos 2-5-9,
Witschel 3-5-11, Torani 2-3-8, Regan 1-0-3, White 6-3-16, Gorsuch 1-0-2,
Clements 0-0-0, Hickman 0-0-0, Calandruccio 0-0-0, Dube 7-4-18, Totals
Bates (3-17) - Davis 0-0-0, Lynch 5-3-17, Tisdale 3-1-8, Blicharz 1-0-2,
Sargent 8-2-18, Timoll 2-2-6, Reed 1-3-5, Totals 20-11-56.
3-point FG - NEC 3 (Torani, Regan, White), Bates 5 (Lynch 4, Tisdale).
Halftime - NEC, 30-26.
Amherst at Bates, Feb. 20 -
The Bobcats (3-18) started out well against #4 Amherst (18-2), but could
not hold the momentum of a 12-5 lead after five minutes, and lost 96-66.
After calling a timeout, the Lord Jeffs went on a 23-2 run over the next
six minutes to take a 28-14 lead. Amherst never looked back, shooting 60
percent from the field in the first half to establish a 53-32 lead. While
the Bobcats did cut the lead to 16 in the second, three consecutive
3-point field goals by Amherst nullified any dents Bates tried to make.
Four players scored in doubel figures for the Bobcats, led once again by
first-year forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) who had 19 points in
25 minutes. Classmate Jim Reed (Mercer Island, Wash.) had 10 points in a
starting roll, as did junior Mike Tisdale (Kingston, R.I.) off the bench.
Amherst 96, Bates 66
Amherst (18-2) - Denby 1-0-3, Rowand 6-0-15, Macleod 1-0-2, Sexson 0-0-0,
Mulvey 4-0-9, Daoust 1-0-2, Kelly 1-0-3, Quattlebaum 5-0-11, Smith 2-1-5,
Ingraham 7-3-19, Skorupski 4-1-9, Anish 1-3-5, Field 1-4-6, Pavelski
2-2-7, Totals 36-14-96.
Bates (3-18) - Davis 2-0-4, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Scott 0-0-0, Dockery
1-0-2, Lynch 1-0-2, Tisdale 3-3-10, Blicharz 0-1-1, Sargent 6-0-12, Timoll
2-2-6, Padonou 9-1-19, Reed 4-2-10, Totals 28-9-66.
Halftime - Amherst, 53-32.
3-point FG - Amherst 10 (Rowand 3, Ingraham 2, Denby, Mulvey, Kelly,
Quattlebaum, Pavelski), Bates 1 (Lynch).
Trinity at Bates, Feb. 21 -
Coach Joe Reilly was unable to pull the upset against his alma mater, as
the Bobcats (3-19) dropped an 86-45 decision to Trinity (19-2). Every
player but one on both teams scored. The Bantams had three players in
doubel figures in scoring, while first-year Rommel Padonou (Libreville,
Gabon) was the only Bobcat in double figures with 10 points. Bates wraps
up the season next week with a pair of CBB tilts.
Trinity 86, Bates 49
Trinity (19-2) - Wallach 4-0-9, Moody 5-0-11, Neal 5-2-12, LaBella 3-0-8,
Mulfinger 4-2-13, Reilly 2-0-6, Brokaw 1-0-2, Keohane 2-0-4, Levin 4-1-9,
Devanney 2-0-4, Bednar 3-1-7, Schnay 0-1-1, Totals 35-7-86.
Bates (3-19) - Davis 1-0-2, Cacciola-Morales 1-0-2, Dockery 1-0-2, Lynch
3-0-9, Blicharz 0-0-0, Sargent 4-0-8, Timoll 3-2-8, Padonou 5-0-10, Reed
2-0-4, Totals 20-2-45.
3-point FG - Trinity 9 (Mulfinger 3, Reilly 2, LaBella 2, Moody, Wallach),
Bates 3 (Lynch 3).
Halftime - Trinity, 43-19.
Bates at Colby, Feb. 24 -
The Bobcats (3-20) struggled in a CBB tilt with Colby, dropping an 81-58
decision in Waterville. Leading scorer Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon)
was held to four points on one of nine shooting from the floor. Senior Tim
Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) reached double figures for the fourth time in
seven games with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sargent hit eight of nine
from the free throw line. Colby outshot Bates 50 percent to 35 in the
first half en route to a 44-25 halftime lead.
Colby 81, Bates 58
Bates (3-20) - Davis 0-0-0, Cacciola-Morales 1-0-2, Scott 1-0-2, Dockery
1-0-3, Smart 0-3-3, Lynch 3-2-10, Blicharz 3-1-7, Sargent 5-8-18, Timoll
2-2-6, Padonou 1-2-4, Reed 1-1-3, Totals 18-19-58.
Colby - McCullough 1-2-4, Hansen 3-2-9, Davis 2-1-6, Petroskey 2-0-4,
Allen 9-3-25, White 0-1-1, Gallagher 3-0-6, Olinto 0-3-3, Meisner 5-1-11,
Clark 0-0-0, Conway 0-0-0, Hinton 1-0-2, Spidle 3-0-9, Tweesie 0-1-1,
Halftime - Colby, 44-25.
3-point FG - Bates 3 (Lynch 2, Dockery), Colyb 9 (Allen 4, Spidle 3,
Bowdoin at Bates, Feb.
28> - The Bowdoin College Polar Bears (14-10) earned a split of the
Colby-Bates-Bowdoin conference title with a 77-66 win at Bates (3-21).
Bowdoin and Colby split the season series with both teams sweeping Bates.
Bowdoin rushed out to a 16-3 lead to start the game, but Bates
answered with a 17-6 run over the next five minutes to cut the lead to
22-20. The Polar Bears made two or three other runs in the half, but the
Bobcats answered all of them, even taking a brief 36-35 lead with 1:05
left in the first half. Bowdoin scored seven of the last nine points of
the half to take a 42-38 lead into the half. Junior David Lovely (Milton,
Mass.) led all scorers at the break with 14 points, while first-year
forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) had 12 points for Bates.
Bowdoin came out firing in the second half, opening with a 11-1
run over the first 4:31 to take a commanding 53-39 lead as Lovely hit two
three pointers and sophomore guard Wil Smith (Jacksonville, Fla.) hit a
trifecta and two free throws. In the second half, Bowdoin shot six for 13
from three-point range and just three of 14 inside the arc. Bates
struggled even more, hitting eight of 27 overall in the second half.
Lovely led all scorers with 24 points, while first-year guard Hugh
Coleman (Lynn, Mass.) had 14 and Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
For Bates, Padonou had 22 points, while senior captain Tim Sargent
(Morrisville, Vt.) had 13 points and 10 rebounds in his final collegiate
game. The Bobcats end the season having lost 15 in a row. Their 3-21
record is the worst since 1953-54.
Bowdoin 77, Bates 66
Bowdoin (14-10) - Coleman 5-0-14, Prentice 0-1-1, Dawe 0-0-0, Houser
4-0-10, McKinnon 1-0-3, Surdel 0-0-0, Sorenson 0-0-0, Buschmann 2-1-5,
Weems 0-0-0, Lovely 8-6-24, Smith 2-6-11, Baranowski 0-2-2, Masson 0-0-0,
Ranslow 1-5-7, Totals 23-21-77.
Bates (3-21) - Davis 0-3-3, Cacciola-Morales 0-0-0, Scott 0-2-2, Dockery
1-0-2, Smart 1-1-3, Lynch 3-0-9, Blicharz 0-4-4, Sargent 5-3-13, Timoll
2-4-8, Padonou 7-8-22, Reed 0-0-0, Totals 19-25-66.
Halftime - Bowdoin 42-38.
3-point FG - Bowdoin 10 (Coleman 4, Houser 2, Lovely 2, McKinnon, Smith),
Bates 3 (Lynch 3).