Feb. 4, 2000  

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Bates 85, Hamilton 58
at Amherst, Mass.

McLaughlin's 25 lead the way

LEWISTON, Maine -- Junior forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) was one of four Bates College players to score in double figures as the Bobcats lifted coach Jim Murphy '69 to his 100th career win, 85-58, over Hamilton tonight.

Hamilton (3-13) played tough over the first 10 minutes of the contest, building a 19-17 lead just under 10 minutes into the game on a 3-pointer by junior guard Jenn Russell (Pawling, N.Y.). The Bates defense clamped down from there as the Bobcats outscored Hamilton 24-8 the rest of the way, including a pair of trifectas from the 5-foot-10 McLaughlin, who led all scorers with 11 points at the half, including three 3-pointers, while first-year center Lisa Golobski (Methuen, Mass.) matched her career-high for an entire game with 10 points. Russell had a team-high 10 points for the Continentals.

Bates (14-3) kept the pressure up to start the second half, opening up with a 21-5 run over the first six minutes of the second stanza to take a 62-34 lead. McLaughlin and senior forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) each contributed eight points to the run. Hamilton would get no closer that 19 points from there as Bates cruised to the 27-point victory.

McLaughlin led all scorers with 25 points, team-high for the third straight game, while Golobski had a career-high 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds. King added 14 points, while sophomore center Lisa Dulude (Wellesley, Mass.) had 10, most coming from beyond 15 feet. Sophomore guard Sarah Williamson (Plainfield, N.J.) recorded seven assists and seven steals without making a turnover. For Hamilton, Russell led the way with 15 points, while rookie center Lara Baron (Cherry Hill, N.J.) had 12.

With the victory, Murphy joins George Wigton, men's basketball coach from 1966 to 1986, as the only hoops coaches at Bates to reach the century mark. Murphy accomplished the feat in six fewer years that Wigton.

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