Bates 103, Maine-Farmington 87
BATES MEN SNAP FIVE-GAME SKID WITH 103-87 VICTORY OVER UMF
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.