Bates men win record 10th game in row, ripping Middlebury 69-47

Pat Halloran '08 poured in a career-high 15 points, shooting 3-of-5 from behind the arc.

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LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's basketball team won a school-record 10th game in a row Friday night, dominating Middlebury College 69-47 in a NESCAC contest at Alumni Gymnasium.

Junior guard Zak Ray (Bangor, Maine) led the Bobcats (13-2, 3-0 NESCAC) with 16 points and sophomore guard Pat Halloran (Plymouth, N.H.) added a career-high 15 points off the bench.

Bates superseded the previous school mark of nine wins in a row set by the 2000-01 squad.

Bates held Middlebury (11-5, 1-2 NESCAC) to 34.0 percent shooting from the floor and outrebounded the Panthers 43-28 in the game.

The Bobcats scored 13 points off turnovers in the first half and received nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from senior Sean Cahill (Worcester, Mass.) to help grab a commanding 39-24 lead at the half. The Panthers went cold in the second period, hitting only six field goals on 24 attempts.

Sophomore forward Mike Walsh (Needham, Mass.) led Middlebury with 14 points and five rebounds, while junior Evan Thompson (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Andrew Harris (Waterbury Center, Vt.) added 10 apiece.

Sophomore Bryan Wholey (Marshfield, Mass.) scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high tying six rebounds, along with junior Sam Taylor (Redwood City, Calif.) for Bates, while Cahill added 12 points.

Bates hosts Williams (14-3, 3-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday in a matchup of the only two undefeated teams in NESCAC play. The game will be webcast on BatesCast.com.

BATES COLLEGE 69, MIDDLEBURY 47

MIDDLEBURY (11-5, 1-2 NESCAC)
Mike Walsh 6-8 2-2 14; Andrew Harris 4-11 0-0 10; Evan Thompson 3-6 4-4 10; Aaron Smith 0-2 5-10 5; Wil Hyatt 1-4 0-0 3; Ben Rudin 1-7 0-0 2; Jake Moreno-Coplon 1-5 0-0 2; Bobby Marcoux 0-2 0-0 0; Sam Daly 0-1 0-1 0; Kyle Dudley 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-47 12-19 47.

BATES COLLEGE (13-2, 3-0 NESCAC)
Zak Ray 5-9 4-4 16; Pat Halloran 4-7 4-4 15; Bryan Wholey 4-10 3-3 13; Sean Cahill 4-5 2-4 12; Rob Stockwell 2-8 1-1 5; Mark Westhuis 2-3 0-1 4; Ben Thayer 0-2 2-2 2; Matt Chudomel 1-5 0-0 2; Sam Taylor 0-1 0-0 0; Scott Place 0-2 0-0 0; John Lattimer 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 22-57 16-19 69.

MID...........................   24   23  -   47

Bates College.................   39   30  -   69

3-point goals-MID 3-12 (Andrew Harris 2-5; Wil Hyatt 1-3; Ben Rudin 0-1; Jake Moreno-Coplon 0-1; Sam Daly 0-1; Kyle Dudley 0-1), Bates College 9-19 (Pat Halloran 3-5; Sean Cahill 2-2; Bryan Wholey 2-4; Zak Ray 2-4; Scott Place 0-2; Rob Stockwell 0-2). Fouled out--MID-None, Bates College-None. Rebounds-MID 28 (Aaron Smith 5; Mike Walsh 5), Bates College 43 (Sam Taylor 6; Bryan Wholey 6). Assists-MID 9 (Ben Rudin 6), Bates College 12 (Zak Ray 4; Rob Stockwell 4). Total fouls-MID 15, Bates College 20. A-511.