Bates men make it 14 straight with easy win over Wesleyan

Damon McGinn '07 had one of his better games this season, with four points and four rebounds in nine minutes.

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LEWISTON, Maine -- Junior forward Rob Stockwell had his third straight double-double and ninth of the season to lead the Bates College men's basketball team to a 68-47 NESCAC victory over Wesleyan University Saturday.

The Bobcats (17-2, 6-0 NESCAC) have now won a school-record 14 straight games.

Stockwell (Temple, N.H.) had 14 points and 10 rebounds, both game highs, for Bates. Sean Cahill (Worcester, Mass.) added 10 points, while Zak Ray (Bangor, Maine) and Bryan Wholey (Marshfield, Mass.) had nine apiece.

Junior Jimmy Shepherd (Charlevoix, Mich.) led Wesleyan (6-12, 0-6 NESCAC) with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Junior Jared Ashe (Stamford, Conn.) added 10.

Bates forced 20 Wesleyan turnovers, committing 16 of their own, and outrebounded the Cardinals 46-28, including 20 offensive boards.

The Bobcats led wire-to-wire. They steadily built their lead throughout the first half, and sophomore Bryan Wholey's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in the half gave them a 37-22 halftime advantage. Bates outscored Wesleyan 14-0 on second-half points in the period.

A 19-8 Bates spurt began the second half, keyed by 3-pointers from Cahill and Pat Halloran (Plymouth, N.H.), and a pair of hoops by Damon McGinn (Thetford, Vt.).

Bates junior John Lattimer (Atlanta, Ga.) came up with the best play of the game with six minutes left in the game, knocking the ball out of Shepherd's hands, diving for the ball and tapping it over his head to Halloran, who streaked downcourt for a layup.

Wesleyan hosts Bowdoin on Feb. 3. Bates will host UMaine-Presque Isle Monday night at 6.

BATES COLLEGE 68, WESLEYAN 47

WESLEYAN (6-12, 0-6 NESCAC)
Jimmy Shepherd 4-11 0-0 11; Jared Ashe 5-9 0-0 10; Steve Tolbert 3-7 0-0 8; Nick Pelletier 2-10 3-4 7; Sam Grover 3-4 0-0 6; Jonathan Sargent 1-1 1-1 3; Stan Grayson 1-3 0-0 2; Will Griffin 0-1 0-0 0; Sean Collins 0-3 0-0 0; G.Gonzalez-Kreisberg 0-3 0-0 0; Mike Raymond 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 4-5 47.

BATES COLLEGE (16-2, 6-0 NESCAC)
Rob Stockwell 5-11 3-4 14; Sean Cahill 4-9 0-0 10; Zak Ray 3-7 3-3 9; Bryan Wholey 4-11 0-0 9; Pat Halloran 3-7 0-0 8; John Lattimer 1-3 3-4 5; Matt Chudomel 2-7 1-2 5; Damon McGinn 2-2 0-0 4; Mark Westhuis 1-4 0-1 2; Sam Taylor 1-2 0-1 2; Thomas Kothe 0-1 0-0 0; Ben Thayer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-66 10-15 68.

Wesleyan......................   22   25  -   47

Bates College.................   37   31  -   68

3-point goals-Wesleyan 5-15 (Jimmy Shepherd 3-9; Steve Tolbert 2-3; Nick Pelletier 0-3), Bates College 6-18 (Pat Halloran 2-5; Sean Cahill 2-5; Bryan Wholey 1-4; Rob Stockwell 1-1; Zak Ray 0-3). Fouled out--Wesleyan-None, Bates College-None. Rebounds-Wesleyan 28 (G.Gonzalez-Kreisberg 4; Sam Grover 4; Sean Collins 4), Bates College 46 (Rob Stockwell 10). Assists-Wesleyan 9 (Steve Tolbert 3), Bates College 12 (Zak Ray 4). Total fouls-Wesleyan 15, Bates College 13. A-515.