December 1, 2001  

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Paul Bunyan Tournament at Husson College
Championship Game
Bates 80, Husson 55
at Bangor, Maine

Bobcats down host Husson, 80-55

BANGOR, Maine— Behind the play of tournament MVP Carla Flaherty (Gorham, Maine), the Bates College Bobcats (3-1) defeated the host Husson College Braves, 80-55, to win the Paul Bunyan Classic for the second year in a row.

Flaherty, who also won MVP honors in 2000, had a game-high 16 points and four steals. She hit five-of-10 from the floor and six-of-seven from the free throw line as the Bobcats opened a 43-26 halftime lead. Sophomore Lauren Dubois (Beverly, Mass.), who scored 25 points in the opener before getting just two points tonight, was also named the All-Tournament team.

Sophomore Laura Nafe (Roland, Ark.) was the only other player in the game in double figures with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. The Bobcats forced 34 turnovers, the second game in a row of forcing 30-plus. Bates is next in action Wednesday at Thomas College.

Box score available

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