Jan. 30, 1999  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Hamilton 117, Bates 78
at Alumni Gym


LEWISTON Senior forward Michael Schantz (Sharon, Mass.) scored 35 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Hamilton College Continentals (10-4) defeated the Bates College Bobcats (8-7), 117-78 here today.

Bates was hurt by the foul trouble by sophomore forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon). When Padonou picked up his third foul with 12:42 remaining in the first half, the Bobcats trailed by nine, 20-11. The Continentals went on an 18-4 run over the next four and a half minutes, giving them a 38-15 lead. Hamilton extended the lead to 57-30 by the end of the half and never looked back.

Schantz also led Hamilton with four steals and was second with four assists. Senior Jon Schmeigel (Watangh, N.Y.) had 21 points and nine rebounds. Bates was led by first-year guard Billy Hart (Haverhill, Mass.), who had 17 point and four assists, and first-year forwardEd Walker (Roxbury, Mass.) who had 14 points.

Hamilton, 117-78

Hamilton (117): Jimmy Driggs 1-2-5, Lamar Johnson 7-1-16, Jim McCarthy
1-0-3, Biran Murphy 0-0-0, Mike Harrison 1-0-3, Max Stroman 4-0-9, Mike
Schantz 13-9-35, Kris Fudge 3-2-9, Brendan Ferretti 2-2-6, Noah Hammond
1-0-2, Mark Viviano 1-0-2, Jeremy Deason 1-0-2, Pete Bishop 1-2-4, Jon
Schmeigel 8-5-21, TOTALS 44-23-117.

Bates (78): Burke Davis 1-0-3, Jason Patterson 1-5-7, David Scott 0-0-0,
Matt Moulis 1-0-2, Billy Hart 6-4-17, Matt Carriker 1-1-3, Alex Wilson
6-0-13, Nate Breznau 0-0-0, Garth Timoll 3-1-7, Rommel Padonou 6-0-12, Ed
Walker 6-2-14, TOTALS 31-13-78. 

Halftime: Hamilton, 57-30.

3-pt. FG: Hamilton 6 (Driggs, Johnson, McCarthy, Harrison, Stroman,
Fudge). bates 3 (Hart, Davis, Wilson).

Records: Hamilton, 10-4. Bates, 8-7.

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