Bates men cruise past UMaine-Presque Isle for 15th straight win

(From top) Thomas Kothe '09, Ben Thayer '09 and Anthony Begon '08 all reached or tied collegiate career highs in scoring.

 

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LEWISTON, Maine -- Sophomore guard Bryan Wholey (Marshfield, Mass.) led all scorers with 17 points as the Bates College men's basketball cruised to its 15th straight victory, 83-43 over UMaine-Presque Isle on Monday night.

First-year guard Brett Miles (Littleton, Maine) led the Owls (1-16) with 14 points, and sophomore Jonathan Cooley (Palms, Calif.) added 11 for the Owls, who led 15-14 halfway into the first period before Bates (18-2) got untracked and seized a 49-23 lead by halftime, with a 27-2 advantage in points off of turnovers.

Twelve players scored for Bates (18-2), which shot 43.5 percent from the floor to the Owls' 34.6 percent. The Bobcats forced 25 turnovers and outrebounded UMPI 48-28, led by junior forward Rob Stockwell (Temple, N.H.), who had 11 rebounds to go with nine points, four assists and four steals. First-year center Mark Westhuis (Singapore) grabbed eight boards and blocked two shots.

Junior guard Zak Ray (Bangor, Maine) added 12 points and four assists for Bates, which plays its final home game Thursday night against Plymouth State.

BATES COLLEGE 83, UMAINE-PRESQUE ISLE 43

UMAINE-PRESQUE ISLE (1-16)
Brett Miles 6-17 0-2 14; Jonathan Cooley 5-15 0-0 11; Leeman Hodgdon 3-4 0-0 6; Benjamin Adams 2-4 1-3 5; Thomas Wire 1-6 1-2 4; Michael Sandoval 1-4 0-0 3; Ryan Lamoreau 0-1 0-0 0; Joshua Engroff 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-52 2-7 43.

BATES COLLEGE (18-2)
Bryan Wholey 6-12 3-4 17; Zak Ray 5-10 2-3 12; Rob Stockwell 3-11 2-4 9; Sean Cahill 3-6 0-0 8; Thomas Kothe 3-7 0-0 8; Matt Chudomel 3-4 1-2 7; Mark Westhuis 1-2 3-4 5; Sam Taylor 2-3 0-0 4; Ben Thayer 1-2 2-2 4; John Lattimer 1-4 2-2 4; Pat Halloran 1-4 0-0 3; Anthony Begon 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 30-69 15-22 83.

UMaine-Presque Isle...........   23   20  -   43

Bates College.................   49   34  -   83

3-point goals-UMaine-Presque Isle 5-22 (Brett Miles 2-11; Jonathan Cooley 1-4; Michael Sandoval 1-4; Thomas Wire 1-2; Joshua Engroff 0-1), Bates College 8-23 (Thomas Kothe 2-4; Sean Cahill 2-3; Bryan Wholey 2-6; Rob

Stockwell 1-3; Pat Halloran 1-4; Anthony Begon 0-1; Zak Ray 0-2). Fouled out--UMaine-Presque Isle-Thomas Wire; Benjamin Adams, Bates College-None. Rebounds-UMaine-Presque Isle 28 (Jonathan Cooley 7), Bates College 48 (Rob Stockwell 11). Assists-UMaine-Presque Isle 7 (Michael Sandoval 2), Bates College 19 (Rob Stockwell 4; Zak Ray 4). Total fouls-UMaine-Presque Isle 19, Bates College 10. A-220.