Feb. 1, 1999  

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


Bates 103, Maine-Farmington 87
at Alumni Gym


LEWISTON - All five Bates College starters scored at least 14 points, with three Bobcats registering double-doubles as the Bates men defeated the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers, 103-87, here tonight.

First-year guard Billy Hart (Haverhill, Mass.) led all scorers with 27 points, including five-of-seven 3-point field goal shooting, and seven assists. Classmate Ed Walker (Roxbury, Mass.) had 14 points and a career- and game-high 14 rebounds, while senior Garth Timoll (Owings Mills, Md.) had 14 points and 11 boards. Sophomore forward Rommel Padonou (Libreville, Gabon) recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while first-year center Alex Wilson (Duxbury, Mass.) rounded out the top scorers with 18 points on seven-of-12 shooting from the floor.

Junior guard Jared Rivers (Skowhegan, Maine) led Maine-Farmington (8-10) with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while junior forward Daren Meader (Waterville, Maine) had 22 points and six assists.

The Bobcats snap a season-long five-game losing streak and a three game skid against Maine-Farmington. At 9-7, Bates has tripled its win total from a season ago with eight games remaining in the regular season.

Bates 103, UMF 87

UMF (87): Brian Regan 5-4-17, A.J. DuFort 0-0-0, Tom Nadeau 0-0-0, Jared
Rivers 8-6-22, Shawn Spadea 2-1-5, Mike Wilcox 0-1-1, Daren Meader 8-5-22,
Steve Toland 8-1-17, Jason Webster 1-0-3, TOTALS 32-18-87.

Bates (103): Jason Patterson 1-2-4, Matt Moulis 2-0-6, Billy Hart 9-4-27,
Matt Carriker 1-0-2, Alex Wilson 7-4-18, Nate Breznau 0-0-0, Garth Timoll
5-3-14, Rommel Padonou 5-8-18, Ed Walker 5-3-14, TOTALS 35-24-103.

Halftime: Bates, 48-39.

3-pt. FG: UMF 5 (Regan 3, Meader, Webster), Bates 9 (Hart 5, Moulis 2,
Timoll, Walker).

Records: UMF 8-10, Bates 9-7.
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