Bates College Women's

University of Maine-Farmington Tournament at Farmington, Maine, Nov. 21-22 - In the opening round of a tournament of the University of Maine-Farmington, the Bobcats (1-0) opened the season with an 88-64 win over the Thomas College Terriers. leading by just 10 points at halftime, 40-30, Bates went on a 17-5 run to open the second half. First-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) led the Bobcats with 18 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Colleen McCrave made the transition smoothly from soccer, pouring 16 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and making seven steals. The win may prove costly in the early season, however, as junior co-captain Amy Taylor (Orono, Maine) went down with a knee injury. The Bobcats take on the host UMF Beavers Saturday afternoon.

In a game delayed one day by the weather, the Bobcats came out and destroyed the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers, 77-55, avenging two of their four regular season losses from last year and taking the UMF tourney championship. Heading a list of four Bates players in double figures in scoring was sophomore forward Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) who led all scorers with 20 points and added 7 rebounds. Classmate Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) had 18 points, 16 boards and four steals. Junior co-captain Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had seven rebounds, six assists, five points and four steals. The first year tandem of Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) and Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) combined 31 points and 18 rebounds. Thurston, McCrave, King and mcLaughlin all earned All-Tournament honors. The win marked the first time in five years that the Beavers had not won their tournament and was the Bobcats' first at Farmington against UMF since 1989-90. The Bobcats and Beavers meet at least once more this season, Feb. 2 in Farmington, with a possible meeting in the Maine State Tournament Jan. 9-11.

UNE at Bates, Dec. 2 - The Bates College (3-0) women's basketball team scored the first 16 points of the second half en route to an 82-51 victory over the University of New England Nor'easters (1-3). The Bates defense forced 32 turnovers in the game and held 1997 Maine Playerof the Year Wendy Atwood to five points, 17 below her season average. Offensively, Bates was led by the sophomore duo of Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt., 25 points, six rebounds) and Emily King (Lebanon, N.H., 15 points, 12 boards).
Bates 82, UNE 51

UNE (1-3) - Coombs 2-0-5, Atwood 2-1-5, Watson 0-0-0, Hagan 2-3-7,
MacInnis 0-0-0, Keene 1-0-3, Stevens 3-2-8, Conti 0-0-0, Fournier 1-0-2,
Normand 0-0-0, Lamy 1-0-2, Coyne 0-0-0, Plant 6-2-19, Staehli 0-0-0.

Bates (3-0) - Rosenberg 2-0-5, McCrave 2-0-4, McLaughlin 6-0-12, DeSimone
0-0-0, Grace 2-0-6, Dell'Ova 0-0-0, Porter 2-0-5, Thurston 11-0-25,
Dutille 1-3-5, King 7-1-15, Frissora 1-0-2, Doyle 1-0-3.

Halftime - Bates 35-22.

3-point FG - UNE 7 (Plant 5, Coombs, Keene), Bates 8 (Thurston 3, Grace 2,
Doyle, Rosenberg, Porter)

Bowdoin at Bates, Dec. 4 - The Bobcats (3-1) led 33-28 at the half against Bowdoin (4-1), but could not hold on to the lead, falling 71-61 at home.

Trailing 52-50 with just under seven minutes to go, the Polar Bears went on a 21-9 run to finish the game, with senior captain Andrea Little (York, Maine) scoring eight of her 14 points in that stretch. Senior Jasmine Obhrai (Shawnee, Okla.) each had key 3-pointers to stop a Bates come-back attempt. Sophomore Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.), who had 10 points in the first half to lead the Bobcats, was held scoreless after intermission. Bates also committed a season-high 23 turnovers and was held to a dreadful 3-for-30 shooting from 3-point range.

First-year forward Lauren Myers (South Boston, Mass.) for Bowdoin and sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) for Bates led all scorers with 20 points. Little's 11 rebounds were tops in the game, while King had 10 for the Bobcats.
Bowdoin, 71-61

Bowdoin (4-1) - Dargin 0-0-0, Marshall 7-2-16, Good 4-0-10, Maxwell 1-0-3,
Myers 10 0-20, Little 6-2-14, Obhrai 2-1-6, LaRochelle 1-0-2, Bennett

Bates (3-1) - Rosenberg 1-0-3, McCrave 1-0-2, McLaughlin 3-4-10, DeSimone
0-0-0, Porter 3-3-11, Thurston 5-0-10, Dutille 2-1-5, King 9-2-20,
Frissora 0-0-0.

3-Point FG - Bow 4 (Good 2, Maxwell, Obhrai), Bat 3 (Porter 2, Rosenberg)

Halftime - Bates, 33-28.

Bates at New England College, Dec. 6 - Jumping out to a 30-7 lead, the Bates College women's basketball team (4-1) defeated New England College (1-6) by a score of 84-68. The Bobcats were led by first-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) who scored 23 points, while junior co-captain Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had 15 points and 12 steals.
Maine State Tournament at Husson, Jan. 10-12 - Bates vs. UMPI at Husson, Jan. 10The Bobcats reached the finals of their second State of Maine Tournament by winning a pair of tight contests. After the opening round was delayed one night because of the weather, Bates faced the University of Maine Presque Isle for their first game in over a month. After getting the game off to a terrific start, taking a 24-7 lead midway through the first period, the Bobcats' rustiness started to show through. The Owls had cut the lead to nine. Sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) led the team with 14 points at the break. In the second half, UMPI hung tough, managing to tie the game at 46 with 10 minutes to go. The Bobcats regained a 10-point lead, 61-51 with about five minutes remaining, thanks to ten unanswered points by reserve guards Val Rosenberg (Oakland, N.J.) and Jaime DeSimone (Haverhill, Mass.), who each hit a 3-pointer and a short jumper. Cold free throw shooting, including 0-8 by King, allowed the scrappy Owls back in the game. UMPI went on a 10-3 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 64-61, but a free throw by sophomore Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) iced the game. The Bobcats were led by King's 17 points and seven rebounds, while junior co-captain Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had 14 points, 10 steals and seven boards.

Bates 65, Maine-Presque Isle 61

UMPI - Ricker 0-1-1, Thurlow 2-2-7, Von Oesen 3-3-9, Stevens 2-0-5, Young
0-0-0, Chatman 6-3-17, Sanborn 3-4-10, Huff 6-0-12, Total 22 13-61

Bates (5-1) - Rosenberg 2-0-5, McCrave 5-2-14, McLaughlin 4-1-9, DeSimone
2-0-5, Grace 0-0-0, Porter 0-0-0, Thurston 2-2-8, Dutille 2-3 7, King
7-3-17, Frissora 0-0-0, Total 24-11-65.

3-Point FG - UMPI 4 (Chatman 2, Thurlow, Stevens), Bates 6 (Thurston 2,
McCrave 2, Roseneberg, DeSimone)

Halftime - Bates, 34-21.

Bates vs. UMF at Husson, Jan. 11 In the semifinals, the Bobcats tangled with perrenial foe University of Maine Farmington. Bates had won the previous meeting between the two teams in Farmington, 77-55. The Beavers came out smoking, scoring the first seven points of the game. Bates coach Jim Murphy called timeout to get the Bobcats settled down and it worked perfectly. Bates scored nine unanswered points over the next three minutes to regain a lead they would not lose. The biggest lead of the first half was 20, and the Bobcats went into the half up 42-23 when first-year guard Rosenberg hit the team's only three of the game. UMF came out tough in the second half, going on a 17-8 run to open the stanza, cutting the lead to 50-40. The Beavers then whittled the lead down to 64-61 when Thurston and King fouled out within 1:30 of each other. The teams traded points when Rosenberg hit a pair of free throws with 1:28 left to put Bates up by four, 69-65. Farmington answered with an improbable up-and-under shot to cut the lead to 69-67 and tied the game at 69 when first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) fouled out with 31 seconds remaining. The Bobcats brought the ball up the floor and Murphy called timeouts with 25 and nine seconds left. Junior Beth Frissora (Sudbury, Mass.) was fouled with seven seconds left and hit one of two free throws to give Bates the lead for good. The Beavers' ensuing in-bounds play went over the end line and McCrave hit a pair of foul shots to ice it, 72-69. McCrave led the way with 16 points and five steals, while King had 14 points and Thurston and Dutille had 13 each.
Bates 72, Maine-Farmington 69

UMF - Robertson 0-0-0, Hartman 0-0-0, Normand 0-0-0, Fletcher 1-3-5,
Parent 7-1-16, Roak 2-6-9, Rosebush 1-0-2, Atwood 3-2-10, Moir 5-5 15,
Bailey 0-0-0, Lasante 4-1-9, Totals 23-18-69.

Bates (6-1) - Rosenberg 2-2-7, McCrave 6-4-16, McLaughlin 3-0-6, DeSimone
0-0-0, Thurston 5-3-13, Dutille 4-5-13, King 5-4-14, Frissora 0-1-1, Doyle
1-0-2, Total 26-19-72.

3-Point FG - UMF 3 (Atwood 2, Parent), Bates 1 (Rosenberg)

Halftme - Bates, 42-23.

Bates at Colby, Maine State Tournament Championship, Jan. 12 In the kind of game which has become a trademark of coach Jim Murphy's Bobcats over the past two seasons, Bates rallied from 17 points down with 9:31 to go in the game to defeat Colby in the championship game of the fourth State of Maine Tournament, 69-68. The first half was closely contested until the 15-minute mark, when the White Mules went on a 12-4 run to open up a 10-point lead at 34-24. The Bobcats shot under 30 percent from the field in the first half (11-37, 29.7%), but trailed by just eight points, 36-28, thanks to a 7-2 advantage in points off turnovers. In the second half, Colby came out hot, opening up with a 9-2 run over the first two minutes, including a pair of 3-pointers, to take a 45-30 lead. After the Mules lead topped out at 58-41, Bates began its comeback, sparked by first-year guard Val Rosenberg (Oakland, N.J.). Rosenberg hit the Bobcats' next three field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers as part of a 10-1 run over the next 1:59. Colby called a time-out at the 7:32 mark, but were not able to stop Bates' momentum, as Maine Co-Player of the Week Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) scored six of the game's next 12 points and played her usual stingy defense as the bobcats tied the game at 61 with 4:30 left. Colby answered with the next two buckets, but McCrave found sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) for a short jumper and sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) hit a par of free throws with 1:27 left to even the game at 65. After more tough Bates defense, Thurston found King open under the net and the Bobcats took their first lead of the game with 32 seconds remaining. On the next possession, the White Mules got the ball to the low post and converted the basket while drawing King's fifth foul with 15.3 seconds left. The free throw gave the Mules a 68-67 lead. McCrave brought the ball up the floor and called their final time out with 8.5 ticks on the clock. While coach Murphy set up a play for Thurston, she was well covered and McCrave found first-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) open at the left of the foul line. McLaughlin took two dribbles into the open lane and laid the ball in as time expired. The win was thanks to a balanced offense - Thurston and first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) each had 14 points, King had 13 points and McCrave and Rosenberg each had 12 points. McCrave also had nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals while playing all 40 minutes. The Bobcats also hit a season-best 86 percent from the line (19-22), in contrast to hitting under 50 percent in the first two games of the tournament. In the past two seasons, the Bobcats are now 8-1 in games decided by three points or less and have erased double-digit deficits in the second half four times.
Bates 69, Colby 68

Bates (7-1) - Rosenberg 5-0-12, McCrave 3-6-12, McLaughlin 2-0-4, DeSimone
0-0-0, Dutille 4-6-14, King 4-5-13, Frissora 0-0-0, Thurston 6-2-14,
Totals 24-19-69.

Colby (5-3) - Freese 0-1-1, Roberts 0-1-1, Cole-Karagory 5-2-12, Cochrane
6-1-13, Condon 3-10-17, Hallee 1-0-2, McGonagle 7-1-17, Morin 2-1-5,
Totals 24-17-68.

3-point FG - Colby 3 (McGonagle 2, Condon), Bates 2 (Rosenberg).

Halftime - Colby 36-28.

Thomas at Bates, Jan. 13 - The Bates College women (8-1), fresh off their State of Maine Tournament championship, had a much easier time with the Thomas College Terriers (4-7), winning by 19 points, 83-64. The Bobcats scored 25 of the first 26 points of the game, hitting their first six shots, while Thomas missed their first eight and committed numerous turnovers. First-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) had 21 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds, while State of Maine MVP Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had another great all-around performance, with nine steals, seven points, seven assists and six rebounds. Sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) scored 19 points, while classmate Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) chipped in 16. The Bobcats have won five in a row. Thomas senior Tee Fecteau (Westbrook, Maine) scored a game-high 24 points, including the 1,000th of her career.
Bates 83, Thomas 64

Thomas (4-7) - Farrell 2-2-8, Chessa 0-0-0, Cayford 1-0-2, Russell 4-3-11,
Fecteau 9-0-24, Cracolici 0-2-2, Parsons 2-1-5, Ramos 5-2-12, Total

Bates (8-1) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 3-1-7, McLaughlin 9-3-21, DeSimone
2-0-4, Grace 0-0-0, Porter 1-0-2, Thurston 8-0-16, Dutille 1-4-6, King
5-9-19, Frissora 2-0-4, Doyle 1-2-4, Totals 32-19-83.

3-point FG - Thomas 8 (Fecteau 6, Farrell 2), Bates 0.

Halftime - Bates, 50-27.

Bates at Colby, Jan. 16 - For the second time in five days, coach Jim Murphy's squad headed to Waterville to take on CBB rival Colby, and for the second time the Bobcats (9-1) won a closely contested game over the White Mules (5-4), 79-72 in double overtime. The game featured nine ties and 14 lead changes, with the largest lead coming after the Bobcats scored the first bucket after halftime to take a 30-22 lead. The White Mules came back to score the next four baskets to tie the game at 30. The game stayed nip and tuck to the last minute of the half. With 1:12 left, sophomore Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) hit a three-pointer to put the Bobcats up 55-52 - Colby answered 12 seconds later. With 42.6 seconds left, first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) was fouled while hitting a lay-up, converting the free throw to give the Bobcats another three-point advantage. Colby answered again with 20 seconds remaining. The Bobcats had two more shots to win in regulation, but first-year forward Kate McLaughlin's missed jumper from the right of the free-throw line with 3 second denied her the chance to knock off the White Mules as time expired. Dutille's offensive put-back was the first bucket of overtime, but Colby answered with their third consecutive 3-pointer to give the Mules a brief one-point lead - the next time down the floor, Dutille hit her first career trifecta, banking it off the glass from the top of the key. With the game tied at 65 and 23.8 seconds left, Colby had a chance to go up, but missed the front end of a one-and-one. The Bobcats could not convert the rebound and went to a second OT. Dutille made a nice move to kick off the scoring in the second extra period, but Colby answered with the next six points to go up 71-67 with 3:01 remaining. Bates' defense once again came up with the answer, allowing just one Colby free throw down the stretch, as Dutille hit a lay-up and the ensuing bonus free throw to tie the game at 72 with 1:56 in the second OT, and a short jumper from sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) with1:23 left gave the Bobcats the lead for good. King led all scorers with 26 points on 11 -for-26 shooting, while Dutille had a double-double, collecting 21 points and 12 boards, including 10 in overtime. McLaughlin had a team season-high 22 rebounds. Bates was also hampered by injury, with four starters playing 47 of the 50 minutes. At 9-1, the Bobcats are off to the best 10-game start in school history, including two wins each over the two teams which beat them in the regular season last year, Colby and Maine-Farmington.
Bates 79, Colby 72 (2 OT)

Bates (9-1) - McCrave 6-2-15, McLaughlin 1-0-2, DeSimone 0-0-0, Frissora
0-0-0, Dutille 8-4-21, King 11-4-26, Thurston 7-0-15, Totals 33-10-79.

Colby (5-4) - Usher 0-0-0, Freese 0-0-0, Roberts 0-0-0, Cole-Karagory
9-3-21, Cochrane 3-3-9, Heon 0-0-0, Condon 8-5-23, Hallee 1-0-2, McGonagle
5-4-15, Morin 1-0-2, Totals 27-15-72.

Halftime - Bates, 28-22. End of Regulation - 58-58. First OT - 65-65. 

3-pointers - Bates 3 (Thurston, McCrave, Dutille), Colby 3 (Condon 2,

Tufts at Bates, Jan. 20 - Three Bates women scored 20 or more points as the Bates College Bobcats (10-1), ranked sixth in New England defeated the Tufts University Jumbos at home, 87-52. The Bobcats jumped out to a 23-2 lead in the first nine minutes of the game, forcing nine Tufts turnovers in that time. Bates 54 shot percent from the floor in the first half to take a 46-22 lead into the locker room. The Bobcats were led by first-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.), who tied a career high with 23 points to go with 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) added 21 points, while classmate Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) had 20. Junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had a career-high 14 assists in the game, one shy of the school record held by Dianna Devlin '96. The Bobcats have now won seven in a row. Tufts was led by junior center Stephanie Buia's (Hampton., N.H.) 14 points and five offensive rebounds.
Bates, 87-53

Tufts (5-5) - Baker 2-0-4, Hironaka 3-1-8, Harvill 1-0-2, Allen 1-0-2,
Kehrberger 2 0-4, Sullian 1-0-2, Peach 1-0-2, Robator 1-0-2, Pachan 1-0-2,
Howard 4-2-10, Brown 0-0-0, Bach 0-1-1, Buia 6-2-14, Totals 23-6-53.

Bates (10-1) - McCrave 3-0-6, McLaughlin 10-1-23, DeSimone 1-0-2, Grace
2-0-5, Thurston 10-0-21, Dutille 5-0-10, King 7-6-20, Frissora 0-0-0,
Doyle 0-0-0, Totals 38-7-87.

3-Point FG - Tufts 1 (Hironaka), Bates 4 (McLaughlin 2, Grace, Thurston)

Halftime - Bates 46-22.

Bates at USM, Jan. 22 - The two top teams in Maine got together in Gorham, and the University of Southern Maine Huskies (13-2) showed why they have been on top of the New England polls since the start of the season with a 91-60 victory over the Bates College Bobcats (10-2), snapping Bates' seven-game winning streak. Bates took a brief 5-4 lead, but it was the only they would hold, as Southern Maine came back with a three-point basket, one of five in the first half. The Huskies used a pair of 8-0 runs to extend the lead to 43-27 at halftime. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) had nine points and six boards in the first, but the Bobcats were outshot from the first, 43 percent to 28 percent. Bates made a couple of runs in the second half, but could never get the lead under 20 points. For the game, USM shot 45 percent (36-80) from the floor, including 7-for-11 from three-point range, while Bates was held to 29 percent (22-75) overall and 1-for-9 from three. The Huskies also committed only 11 turnovers, less than half of the Bobcats' average for the season. Sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) led the Bobcats with 18 points and 10 boards, while Thurston had 14 points.
USM, 91-60

Bates (10-2) - McCrave 4-0-8, McLaughlin 3-2-9, DeSimone 0-1-1, Grace
0-0-0, Thurston 6-2-14, Dutille 3-4-10, King 6-6-18, Frissora 0-0-0, Doyle
0-0-0, Totals 22-15-60.

USM (13-2) - Shaw 0-0-0, Ware 3-0-6, DeGraw 0-0-0, Demo 0-1-1, Hopkins
3-0-6, Plant 6-3-16, Kimball 3-0-6, Elderkin 0-0-0, King 8-2-24, Hathaway
0-0-0, Hamlin 0-0-0, Libby 6-3-15, O'Connor 0-0-0, Brown 7-3-17, Totals

3-point FG - Bates 1 (McLaughlin), USM 7 (King 6, Plant)

Halftime - USM 43-27

Babson at Bates, Jan. 24 - Coach Jim Murphy's squad bounced back nicely from their second defeat ofthe season as the Bobcats (11-2) handed the Babson College Beavers (10-4) a 84-67 loss. The first half was fairly tight until the Bobcats outscored Babson 15-7 over the final 5:30 of the stanza to take a 46-36 lead. First-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) had 14 first-half points, while sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) added 12. The Bobcats forced 22 turnovers in the half. In the second half, babson cut the lead to as close as eight with 13 minutes remaining, but the Bobcats answered with a 6-0 run of their own and were never threatened after that, despite King and first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) fouling out of the game. King, McLaughlin and sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) each finished the game with 20 points, while junior co-captain Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had 12 assists and six steals. The Bobcats shot 50 percent from the field, he second straight time they have done that at home.
Bates, 84-67

Babson (10-4) - Botticelli 1-0-2, Knauf 0-0-0, Riley 0-0-0, DeMaio 1-0-2,
Connolly 0-2-2, Graham 4-1-11, Justason 0-1-1, Gregoire 0-0-0, Pineault
6-4-16, Campbell 8-3-19, Giovannini 3-0-6, Conroy 3-2-8, Totals 26-13-67.

Bates (11-2) - McCrave 2-5-9, McLaughlin 9-2-20, DeSimone 1-1-3,
Grace 1-0-2, Thurston 10-0-20, Dutille 3-0-6, King 6-8-20, Frissora 1-2-4,
Doyle 0-0-0, Totals 33-18-84.

Halftime - 46-36.

3-point FG - Babson 2 (Graham 2), Bates 0

Hamilton at Bates, Jan. 30 - Junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) recorded her second career triple-double with 11 steals, 10 points and 10 assists as the Bates College women's basketball team (12-2), ranked fifth in New England Division III, defeated the Hamilton College Continentals (3-10), 82-56.

Bates jumped out to a 20-6 lead six minutes into the game, with 12 points coming of Continental turnovers. Hamilton committed one more turnover in the first half than they took shots (24-23). McCrave had nine steals, six assists and six points in the first half.

McCrave's previous triple-double came in the 1995-96 season against Colby-Sawyer College.

All five Bobcat starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Hamilton was led by former Greely High School player Hillary Williams (Cumberland, Maine), who had 13 points on a perfect five-for-five night from the field.
Bates 82, Hamilton 56

Hamilton (3-10) - McKeown 3-0-7, Gennuso 2-3-7, Estes 1-0-3, Sadler 1-0-2,
Houghton 0-0-0, Fichera 4-0-8, Moran 1-4-6, Williams 5-3-13, Post 1-0-2,
Pierce 0-0-0, McDermott1-2-4, Merriman 2-0-4, Totals 21-12-56.

Bates (12-2) - McCrave 3-4-10, McLaughlin 7-2-16, DeSimone 1-0-2, Grace
0-0-0, Porter 4-0-9, Thurston 5-1-11, Dutille 3-4-10, King 7-6-20,
Frissora 1-0-2, Doyle 1-0-2, Totals 32-17-82.

3-pt FG - Hamilton 2 (McKeown, Estes), Bates 1 (Porter).

Halftime - Bates, 46-19.

Bates at University of Maine- Farmington, Feb. 2 - In their third match-up this season, the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (13-3) overcame the Bates Bobcats (12-3) with a 62-54 decision. The Bobcats were held more than 20 points below their season scoring average, mostly due to poor shooting from the free-throw line (5-15) and from three-point range (3-15). The Bobcats led 31-23 at halftime, but had several opportunities to extend that lead to double-figures. First-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) had an excellent game, shooting 9-18 from the field, leading the Bobcats with 20 points. Although four Bates starters average 10 points more per game, only sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) joined Dutille, scoring 10 points.
Bates at Wesleyan, Feb. 6 - The Bobcats (13-3) took an early 13-point lead over Wesleyan University (4-12) at 28-15, but saw it cut to just three at halftime, 41-38. Sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) had 20 points in the first half. In the second half, Bates' defense took control, holding the Cardinals to just six of 28 shooting from the field (21 percent) and taking the 77-55 win. Every Bates player but one got on the board, led by King's career-high 29 points (13-25 from the floor) and eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) went for double figures for the 14th time in 16 games, scoring 13 points on six-for-12 shooting from the floor. Junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had eight assists and six steals.

Bates 77, Wesleyan 55

Bates (13-3) -  Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 2-0-5, McLaughlin 4-0-8, DeSimone
1-0-3, Grace 1-0-3, Porter 1-0-2, Thurston 6-0-13, Dutille 4-1-9, King
13-3-29, Frissora 1-0-2, Doyle 1-0-3, Totals 34-4-77.

Wesleyan (4-12) - St. Martin 8-2-18, Salzfass 1-0-2, J. Bennett 2-0-4,
Smith 1-0-2, Gaskins 2-2-6, K.  Bennett 1-1-3, Sanchez 1-2-4, Pelletier
3-3-9, Tuzzolo 1-1-3, Altman 0-1-1, Hook 1-0-2, Levin 0-0-0, Ames 0-1-1,
Totals 21-13-55.

3-point FG - Bates 5 (McCrave, Grace, DeSimone, Thurston, Doyle), Wesleyan

Halftime - Bates, 41-38.

Bates at Conn. College, Feb. 7 - The Bobcats (14-3) survived a scare in New London, trailing Connecticut College (6-10) by as many as eight points in the second half, but took the lead at the 15:50 mark and never looked back en route to a 77-68 win. All five Bates starters scored in double figures, though three starters also fouled out. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) led all scorers with 19 points, while first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) had 16. Junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) nearly notched her third career triple-double and second of the season with 11 points, a game-high 10 rebounds and seven assists. All three of those players also fouled out. Bates survived shooting a dreadful 16-34 from the foul line, but made up for it by hitting 51 percent from the floor in the second half.
Bates 77, Conn. College 68

Bates (14-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 5-1-11, McLaughlin 4-1-10,
DeSimone 1-1-3, Porter 2-3-7, Thurston 7-5-19, Dutille 7-2-16, King
4-3-11, Frissora 0-0-0, Totals 30-16-77.

Conn. College (6-10) - Maynard 5-6-18, Brennan 3-0-8, Sullivan 3-6-12,
Harding 2-2-7, Hurley 1-8-10, Ellison 1-0-3, Nowlin 2-4-8, Kelly 0-0-0
Thompson 0-0-0, Moody 1-0-2, Totals 18-26-68.

3-point FG - Bates 1 (McLaughlin), Conn. College 6 (Maynard 2, Brennan 2,
Harding, Ellison).

Halftime - Conn. College, 29-24. 

St. Joseph's at Bates, Feb. 10 - The Bobcats (15-3) jumped out to a 26-12 lead midway through the first half and never looked back, taking a 78-54 win over St.Joseph's (10-10). The Bobcats were paced by a career-high 32 points from sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.), who also set the team's best individual performance of the season. King shot 14 for 22 from the floor and four for seven from the line. She was also the game's high rebounder with nine, eight of them off the offensive glass. Classmate Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) 15 points, eight steals and seven assists as the Bobcats put 52 points on the board in the first half against the Monks' second-best defense in Maine, allowing 54.8 points a game. The Bobcats, rated fourth in New England by the region's coaches, have six games left with teams which have been among the top 10 at one point or another this season, including this weekend's showdowns with Williams and Middlebury in Alumni Gymnasium.
Bates 78, St. Joseph's 54

St. Joe's (10-10) - Chavarie 1-0-3, Burrell 0-3-3, Forand 2-2-6, Marsh
3-0-6, Brown 4-1-9, Morton 0-0-0, Lemire 0-0-0, Beane 1-0-2, Field 5-0-12,
Turcotte 1-0-2, Reed 5-1-11, Totals 22-7-54.

Bates (15-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 3-0-6, McLaughlin 2-0-4, DeSimone
1-0-2, Grace 0-0-0, Porter 1-2-4, Thurston 4-7-15, Dutille 5-1-12, King
14-4-32, Frissora 0-1-1, Doyle 1-0-2, Totals 31-15-78.

3-point FG - SJC 3 (Field 2, Chavarie), Bates 1 (Dutille).

Williams at Bates, Feb. 13 - First-year forward Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) had the game of her young career, scoring 27 points and grabbing 19 rebounds as the Bates College Bobcats (16-3), ranked fourth in the most recent New England Women's Basketball Association poll, defeated the No. 3 Williams College Ephs (16-4), 72-67.

Dutille was about all the went right for Bates in the first half, scoring a game high 13 first-half points, as the Bobcats shot just 27 percent from the floor (12-44) and 53 percent from the line (7-13). The Bobcats had a 29-14 lead with 4:06 left in the first, but Williams responded by ending the stanza on a 13-4 run, including a lay-up with one second remaining to take a 37-33.

The Ephs came out firing on all cylinders in the second half as well, scoring the first three buckets to establish a 43-33 lead. After the lead swelled to 11 at 47-36, the Bobcats went on a 12-2 run, including four points each from Dutille and sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.), cutting the lead to 49-48 with 12:24 remaining. A Williams basket off a time out stopped the come-back briefly, but first-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Lebanon, N.H.) hit the Bobcats' only 3-pointer of the game to knot the score at 51, while a King bucket gave Bates its first lead of the second half at the 10:23 mark. Williams answered with two straight baskets, but went ice cold frm the field after that, making just four field goals over the final 9:30. Bates had some of its finest free-throw shooting of the season over that stretch, hitting 15 of 18 from the stripe, including eight of eight by Dutille. Williams did score five straight points to cut the lead to 65-63 with 2:02 remaining, but Bates answered from the line. In the second half, Bates reversed its fortunes, hitting 41 percent from the field while holding Williams to 27 percent. The Bobcats also enjoyed a 16-4 advantage from the free throw line.

In addition to Dutille's big night, King had 13 points and 13 boards, while junrio guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) had eight points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
Bates 72, Williams 67

Williams (16-4) - Brenneman 2-2-6, Nesbitt 1-0-2, Tilley 0-0-0, Daigneault
2-0-4, Teutonico 1-2-4, Higgins 7-5-19, Goldman 3-3-11, Ford 2-0-4, Duffy
2-1-5, Brooks 6-0-12, Totals 26-13-67.

Bates (16-3) - McCrave 4-0-8, McLaughlin 3-3-10, DeSimone 2-0-4, Porter
0-0-0, Thurston 1-5-7, Dutille 8-11-27, King 5-3-13, Frissora 1-1-3,
Totals 24-23-72. 

3-point FG - Williams 2 (Goldman 2), Bates 1 (McLaughlin).

Halftime - Williams, 37-31.

Middlebury at Bates, Feb. 14 - All five Bates starters scored in double figures as the sixth-ranked Bobcats (17-3) defeated the No. 2 Middlebury College Panthers (15-4), 77-71, in a game that featured eight ties and eight lead changes.

Both teams enjoyed leads in the first half, Middlebury by as many as five and Bates by as many as seven with five minutes remaining, but the Panthers closed the half on a 14-7 run with three baskets by junior forward Kelly McCarthy (Nashua, N.H.) to tie the game at 41 at the break. McCarthy led all scorers with 14 points in the first.

McCarthy scored the first two buckets to give Middlebury a 45-41 lead, but the Bobcats responded with the next six points. Leading 57-56 with 8:56 remaining, Bates went on a 9-2 run, with three baskets coming from sophomore forward Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) to go up 64-58 with 6:27 left. The Panthers responded with a 7-0 run over the next minute and a half to take a 65 64 lead with 4:51 to go, but would score only three field goals the rest of the way. Bates sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) scored the next five points on the fast break on outlet passes from junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.), hitting two layups and one of two free throws, to put the Bobcats up for good, 69-65 with 3:19 remaining.

McCarthy led all scorers with 24 points, while Thurston led Bates with 22. McCrave, a 5-4 point guard, was one rebound shy of her second triple-double of the season, recording 13 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
Bates 77, Middlebury 71

Middlebury (15-4) - Wolkowski 2-0-4, Langlois 5-2-14, Brown 4-3-13,
Trowbridge 3-1-7, Perisho 0-0-0, McCarthy 11-2-24, Peterson 4-1-9, Pappas
0-0-0, Totals 29-9-71.

Bates (17-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 6-1-13, McLaughlin 5-0-10,
DeSimone 0-0-0, Porter 1-0-3, Thurston 11-0-22, Dutille 5-6-16, King
4-5-13, Frissora 0-0-0, Totals 32-12-77.

3-point FG - Middlebury 4 (Langlois 2, Brown 2), Bates 1 (Porter).

Halftime - 41-41.

Bates at Amherst College, Feb. 20 - The Bobcats (18-3) ran their record to 9-1 over the past two seasons in games decided by one basket or less by defeating Amherst (12-9) on the road, 60-58. Bates led 36-28 at the half and held off a furious Amherst rally. Up 57-52 with under three minutes to go, Bates hit just two of seven free throws over the next two minutes. An Amherst three-pointer cut the lead to 59-58 and Amherst nearly stole the ball on the inbounds play. The Bobcats retained possession, hit a free throw and played suffocating defense, allowing just a wild 3-point attempt with 3.1 seconds left. All three Bates front-court starters recorded double-doubles - first-years Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H., 10 points, 10 rebounds) and Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H., 20 points, 10 rebounds) and sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H., 15 points, 11 boards).
Bates 60, Amherst 58

Bates (18-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 2-1-5, McLaughlin 4-2-10, DeSimone
0-0-0, Porter 0-0-0, Thurston 5-0-10, Dutille 8-3-20, King 6-3-15,
Frissora 0-0-0, Totals 25-9-60.

Amherst (12-9) - Roja 0-0-0, Noel 5-0-11, Walker 1-0-2, Feldman 5-0-12,
Lischer 0-0-0, Rinaldi 7-1-15, Sacher 0-0-0, Sullivan 2-1-5, McCarthy
1-1-3, Totals 24-7-58.

Halftime - Bates, 36-28.

3-point FG - Bates 1 (Dutille), Amherst 3 (Feldman 2, Noel).

Bates at Trinity, Feb. 21 - Taken from a Trinity College press release The Bates College Bobcats scored 35 points in the second half after falling behind 25-21 to end the first half, in New England Small College Athletic Conference women's basketball action this afternoon.

The Bantams cut a 12-point Bobcat lead to two in the second half, but Bates sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) stole an entry pass to Trinity sophomore forward Gretchen MacColl with eight second left. Bates allowed Trinity to stay close, missing three of four free throws in the second half, but Trinity junior guard Kate Leonard's last-second half court heave fell short and Bates (19-3) won their seventh straight game. Trinity falls to 13-7.

King led four double-digit scorers for Bates with 16 points along with eight steals and six rebounds. First-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) added 14 points and a team-high nine boards, while junior guard Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) scored 10 points and had six assists. The Bobcats raise their record to 4-0 this season in games decided by three points or less, and 10-1 over the past two seasons.
Bates 56, Trinity 53

Bates (19-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 5-0-10, McLaughlin 3-0-6, Porter
0-0-0, Thurston 4-2-10, Dutille 6-2-14, King 7-2-17, Frissora 0-0-0,
Totals 25-6-56.

Trinity (13-7) - Ho 0-0-0, MacColl 3-6-12, Leonard 2-0-6, McGlynn 2-3-8,  
Earls 0-0-0, Martin 1-3-5, Canty 3-2-8, Shutte 4-6-14, Totals 15-20-53.

3-point FG - Bates 0, Trinity 3 (Leonard 2, McGlynn).

Halftime - Trinity, 25-21.

Colby at Bates, Feb. 24 - Bates College junior co-captain Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) recorded her second triple-double of the season and third of her career as the Bobcats (20-3), ranked second in New England, defeated the seventh-ranked Colby College White Mules (15-8), 80-73.

McCrave, a 5-4 point guard, had game-highs with 21 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds. Her 14 assists were one shy of a school record and equaled her career high. McCrave's first triple-double this season came Jan. 31 against Hamilton.

Bates' 20 wins and eight-game winning streak are both school records. The Bobcats will find out on Sunday evening if they receive a second straight NCAA tournament berth.

Bates, which hit 10 of its first 11 shots, led by as many as eight in the first half at 29-21. Colby went on a 9-0 run to take a 30-29 lead with three minutes remaining in the first. The Bobcats scored the next six points, and went into the half up 35-32. Sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) of Bates and sophomore guard Chris Roberts (Cape Elizabeth) of Colby shared game-high honors with 10 first-half points.

In the second half, King extended Bates' lead by hitting a traditional three-point play to open the scoring and the Bobcats went up by as many as 10 points with 12:09 remaining. Colby answered with a 12-4 run to close to within 59-57 on a three-pointer from sophomore forward Jen McGonagle (Pepperell, Mass.). Bates answered with the next five points after a time out and held off the rest of the White Mules' surges.

In addition to McCrave, two other Bates players recorded double-doubles. King had 21 points and 10 boards, while sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) had 14 points and 11 boards.

Sophomore Erin Cole-Karagory (Caribou) led Colby with 18 points, while Roberts was held to just one basket in the seond half and finished with 12.

The Bobcats travel to Bowdoin to end the regular season on Saturday, while Colby at plays at Tufts. Both games are at 3 p.m.
Bates 80, Colby 73

Colby (15-8) - Freese 2-2-6, Roberts 4-2-12, Cole-Karagory 6-5-18,
Cochrane 3-3-9, Heon 3-0-6, Condon 4-2-11, McGonagle 3-2-9, Morin 1-0-2,
Totals 26-16-73.

Bates (20-3) - Rosenberg 0-0-0, McCrave 7-6-22, McLaughlin 4-0-8, Porter
0-0-0, Thurston 7-0-14, Dutille 7-1-15, King 8-5-21, Frissora 0-0-0,
Totals 33-12-80.

Halftime - Bates, 35-32.

3-point FG - Colby 5 (Roberts 2, Cole-Karagory, Condon, McGonagle), Bates
2 (McCrave). 

Bates at Bowdoin, Feb. 28 - (taken from a Bowdoin College Press Release) Bates College first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, helping the Bobcats rebounds from a six-point halftime deficit to knock off Bowdoin, 65-59. Dutille scored 19 of her game-high total in the second half as Bates (21-3) picked up the 1998 CBB Championship with a 3-1 mark in the series

Bowdoin (12-10) came out strong in the first half, jumping out to a five-point lead early and boosting the edge to six points, 32-26, at the half. Sophomore Samantha Good (Haverhill, Mass.) was the catalyst to the Polar Bears start as she canned 12 of her team-high 18 points in the first frame.

The Bobcats, who await their second straight NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday, used a 20-3 run to open the second half and take a lead they would never give up. First-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) had 11 points and 10 boards and junior guard Kristen Porter (Slatersville, R.I) matched a season high 11 points off the bench in the winning effort.
Bates 65, Bowdoin 59

Bates (21-3) - McCrave 2-0-4, mcLaughlin 6-2-15, Thurston 2-0-4, Dutille
7-6-20, King 4-3-10, Porter 4-0-11, Rosenberg 0-0-0, Totals 21-11-65.

Bowdoin (12-10) - Marshall 3-0-6, Good 7-2-18, Myers 3-5-11, Little 1-2-4,
LaRochelle 1-0-2, Dargin 6-2-14, Bennett 1-2-4, Baron 0-0-0, Totals

Halftime - Bowdoin, 32-26.

3-point FG - Bates 4 (Porter 3, McLaughlin), Bowdoin 2 (Good 2).

NCAA Second Round, Salem State at Bates, March 7 - Sophomore forward Emily King (Lebanon, N.H.) scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed two key rebounds in the final 20 seconds of the game as the Bates College Bobcats (22-3) defeated the Salem State Vikings (23-5), 71-67.

With the Bobcats trailing, 67-64, with 1:28 remaining, the Bobcats scored the final seven points of the game. First-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) hit two free throws with 1:14 left to cut the Salem State lead to one. The two teams traded misses, and with 29 seconds left, King fought through a double team to give Bates a 68-67 lead they would not relinquish.

On Salem's next trip, junior guard Katie Duffey (Northfield, N.H.) missed the front end of a one-and-one. King got the rebound and the Bobcats went to the free throw line to shoot a one-and-one of their own. First-year forward Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H.) missed the front end, but King grabbed the offensive board. King was fouled and missed a chance at a one-and one as well, but McLaughlin grabbed another Bates offensive board. McLaughlin went to the line again and hit one of two free throws, with the Bobcats retaining the ball on a scramble. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) hit the final two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to ice the game at 71-67.

The Bobcats led by nine points at the half, 42-33, but Salem State chipped away midway through the second half. The Vikings used a 10-0 run midway through the second half to take their first lead of the game, 57-56, with 8:14 remaining. The lead changed hands eight times in the final 8:14.

King led all scorers with 24 points. Dutille had 18 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Salem State was led by junior Terri Niles (Everett, Mass.) who had 20 points and sophomore Dee Jackson (Lynn, Mass.) with 16.

Bates, making its first appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16, extended its school-record winning streak to 10. The Bobcats will face Johns Hopkins University (23-4), a 68-44 victor over Muhlenberg College Saturday night, in the third round. The game will be played on the campus of the Unversity of Southern Maine at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Tickets are $5 dollars for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will only be available at the door. The winner of that game will face the winner of the 8 p.m. game between Southern Maine and the University of Scranton. The sectional final will be played at USM on March 14 at 7 p.m.
Bates 71, Salem State 67

Salem State (23-5) - Dee Jackson 5-13 6-7 16, Adrienne Johnson 5-6 2-2 12,
Terri Niles 7-16 2-2 20, Katie Duffey 3-14 2-4 8, Tracey McKeen 0-1 0-0 0,
Melissa Smock 1-9 0-0 3, Maggie O'Brien 1-3 0-0 2, Kara Lunden 3-7 0-0 6,
Totals 25-70 12-15 67.

Bates (22-3) - Val Rosenberg 0-2 0-0 0, Colleen McCrave 1-6 0-0 3, Kate
McLaughlin 2-11 5-8 9, Jaime DeSimone 0-0 0-0 0, Kristen Porter 0-1 0-0 0,
Jolene Thurston 7-14 3-3 17, Katy Dutille 6-9 6-6 18, Emily King 12-23 0-2
24, Totals 28-66 14-19 71.

3-point FG - Salem State 5-15 (Niles 4-11, Smock 1-4), Bates 1-6 (McCrave
1-2, Roseberg 0-1, McLaughlin 0-3). Assists - SSC 14 (Jackson 4, Duffey 4,
Johnson 3, Niles 2, Lunden 1), B 21 (McCrave 8, McLauhglin 8, Rosenberg 2,
Dutille 2, Thurston 1). Turnovers - SSC 15 (Niles 4, Lunden 3, Jackson 2,
Johnson 2, Smock 2, O'Brien, McKeen), B 15 (King 8, McCrave 3, Thurston 2,
Porter, McLaughlin). Blocks - SSC 3 (Lunden 3), Bates 3 (McCrave,
McLaughlin, Dutille). Steals - SSC 7 (Jackson 3, Johnson 2, Duffey,
Smock), B 7 (McCrave 2, Thurston 2, Rosenberg, McLaughlin, King). 

Halftime - B, 42-33. 

NCAA Sectional Semi-finals - Johns Hopkins vs. Bates at Southern Maine, 6 p.m. Johns Hopkins senior forward Julie Anderson (Toronto, Ont.) scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Blue Jays (24-4) defeated Bates College, 69-56, to snap the Bobcats (22-4) 10-game winning streak.

Johns Hopkins led for the entire game, outrebounding Bates by nine. The Blue Jays led by as many as 17 in the second half, but Bates climbed back into the game, cutting the deficit to five with 7:33 remaining. Johns Hopkins answered with an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to expand the lead back to 60-47.

Bates got the lead back down to six points at 62-56 with 1:03, but the Blue Jays scored the final seven points of the game to come up with the final margin of victory.

Four Bates players scored in double figures, led by first-year center Katy Dutille (Lebanon, N.H.) who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) had 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Bobcats' best season ever ends at 22-4. Bates does not feature any seniors and will expect the return of 1995-6 New England Rookie of the Year Amy Taylor (Orono, Maine) from injury.
Johns Hopkins 69, Bates 56

Johns Hopkins (24-4) - Julie Anderson 12-26 6-7 31, Leslie Ritter 3-9 4-8
10, Jennifer Deadrick 0-0 0-0 0, Marjahna Segers 4-9 1-2 9, Joy Vaccaro
0-1 0-0 0, Kathleen Fitzgerald 0-0 0-0 0, Kristi Nelson 0-2 0-0 0, Angie
Arnold 6-15 1-2 14, Molly Malloy 0-0 0-0 0, Renee Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly
Hamilton 1-6 0-0 2, Felicia Schorr 0-0 0-0 0, Erin Perry 1-4 1-2 3, Totals
27-72 13-21 69.

Bates (22-4) - Val Rosenberg 0-2 0-0 0, Colleen McCrave 0-5 0-0 0, Kate
McLaughlin 5-12 0-2 10, Jaime DeSimone 0-1 0-0 0, Liz Grace 0-1 0-0 0,
Kristen Porter 0-0 1-2 1, Jolene Thurston 6-15 2-5 15, Katy Dutille 6-19
6-6 18, Emily King 6-14 0-0 12, Beth Frissora 0-0 0-0 0, Meg Doyle 0-0 0-0
0, Totals 23-71 9-15 56.

3-pt FG - JHU 2 (Anderson, Arnold), Bates 1 (Thurston). 

Halftime - JHU, 32-24.

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