January 10, 2002  

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


Bates 64, Colby 57
at Waterville, Maine


WATERVILLE, Maine — The Bates College women's basketball team held off several runs by their arch-rivals tonight as the Bobcats defeated the host Colby College White Mules, 64-57, in the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin series opener for both teams. The win was Bates' 10th in the last 11 games over Colby.

After Colby (4-8) jumped out to a 19-17 lead midway through the first half, Bates (8-2) closed the stanza on a 15-5 run to take a 32-24 lead into the locker room. The Bobcats showed balance in the first half, as senior Kate Dockery (New York, N.Y.) and junior Lisa Golobski (Methuen, Mass.) each tossed in six points, while juniors Julia Price (Mansfield, Mass.) and Carla Flaherty (Gorham, Maine) each had five. Colby's Sarah Walsh had six rebounds in the first stanza to lead the Mules.

Colby opened the second half with a 3-pointer from senior Katy Lawson (Mt. Desert Island, Maine), but Bates answered with a with a trifecta of their own and Bobcat rookie Olivia Zurek (Arlington, Mass.) hit a free throw to put Bates up 38-29 five minutes into the second. The Mules fought back to get within four on a bucket by Lawson with eight minutes to go in the game, but the Bobcats answered on a jumper by Dockery, a shlashing hoop by Flaherty and a put-back of a missed free throw to reclaim an 11-point bulge before the Mules ended the game within seven.

Flaherty led all scorers with 15 points, while Dockery had 12 and a team-high seven rebounds. Zurek had 10 points off the bench.

Colby was led by junior Sarah Walsh with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while rookie Wendy Bonner (Lexington, Mass.) had 13 to lead the Mules.


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