The Week That Was in Bates

December 5 - 12, 1995


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Tops Suffolk,92-75, To End Semester; Several Players Nationally Ranked

The Bobcats braved the weather on Saturday to head down to Suffolk University, where they came away with a victory, 92-75, despite being without three of their starters for much of the game. With senior co-captain Jay Lowe not even making the trip in order to take his GREs, Bates was shorthanded to begin with. Then juniors Matt Garvey and Mike Marsh each received technical fouls in the first half, earning them the rest of the afternoon off. The rest of the Bobcats stepped it up in absence, with 12 players tallying points, eight scoring eight or more points. Senior pointguard Adam Piandes once again led the way with 21 points and nine assists. First-year center Andy Hall, out for the first two weeks of the season due to injury, made a solid collegiate debut, scoring 11 points and making four steals. The Bobcats end the semester at 5-1.

Bates basketball teams, both men and women are currently ranked nationally in several statistical categories. The men are tied for ninth in the country with 9.0 3- point baskets per game, while Piandes was fifth in the nation with 9.0 assists per game and 12th with a 92.9 free throw percentage. The women are ninth in the country in scoring, averaging 81.2 points per game and 14th in field goal percentage, shooting 46.7 percent. Indiviually, first-year guard Colleen McCrave is ranked second nationally with 6.7 steals per game, while senior guard Dianna Devlin is fourth with 8.0 assists per game. Devlin's Bates record of 15 assists against Westbrook is also the high assist game of the season in the NCAA. .

Up Next:
1/7 vs. Colby -Sawyer College (M & W)

Men's Indoor Track

Men's Indoor Track Takes UMass-Lowell Down to the Wire

Despite taking 41 of 54 possible points in the field events, the Bobcats fell short against Division II UMass-Lowell, 62-54. Top scorers for Bates were sophomore Enrico Hrring, who won the long jump (21' 5 1/2") and finished second in the 55M dash (6.79) and 200M dash (23.20), first-year jumper Dan Poteet, who won the triple jump (36' 0") and placed third in the long jump (17' 5 1/2") and throwers sophomore Walter Jackson, who was first in the shot put (44' 1") and third in the weight throw (44' 5") and junior Sam Martin, who placed second in both shot put (43' 4 1/2") and weight throw (45' 6"). The Bobcats had a chance to win in the last two events, the 3000M run and the 4x400 relay. Needing a 1-3 minimum finish in the 3000 to have a chance at the relay, senior Sean Galipeau and junior Steve Beardsley ran excellent races, but were passed in the final lap by a UMass-Lowell runner to preserve the win for the River Hawks, who went on to take the relay anyway.
Up Next:
1/13 Bates Invitational

Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving Falls at Bowdoin, Women Suffer First Loss

The Bobcat swim teams both lost to Bowdoin on Thursday evening. The men lost 131-112, while the women fell 149-96. For the men, sophomore Steve Simmons was the team's only multiple winner, taking the 200M butterfly (2:06.61) and the 500M freestyle (5:19.20), while first-year student Dave Burke won the 1M diving (2:01.9), senior co- captain Chris Eastman took the 100M freestyle (51.00) and first-year swimmer Chris Orpilla won the 200M breaststroke (2:22.96). The women got the usual outstanding performance from senior Melissa Sander, who won the 200M freestyle (2:02.90), the 200M butterfly (2:15.15) and the 500M freestyle (5:22.32). Senior co- captain Beth Sawyer was able to capture second in the 50M and 100M freestyle (26.86 and 58.44), while junior Allyson Boyle took second in the 1000M freestyle (11:40.28). The men fall to 1-2, while the women take their first loss, 2-1.

Up Next:
1/12 Norwich

Men's Squash

The men's squash team took on Dartmouth and Yale on Dec. 9th and lost a pair, 9-0 to Dartmouth and 8-1 to Yale. Peter Linkroum provided the Bobcats' only win of the day.

Up Next: 1/10 @ Colby (M & W)


The following sports events were postponed and will be made up next semester: The following sports events were postponed and will be made up next semester: Women's Squash vs. Colby 12/5, make-up date, 1/29; Women's Basketball vs. New England College,12/9, make-up date, 2/13.

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