Connecticut College 65, Colby College 60
Camels Hand Mules 2nd Home Loss of Season, Stay in Hunt for Post-Season Berth
WATERVILLE, Maine.--Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H.) led four Camel scorers in double figures with 17 points as Connecticut College (10-13, 2-6) handed host Colby College (17-5, 5-3) just their second home setback of the season with a critical 65-60 NESCAC win in Waterville, Maine to keep their post-season hopes alive.
It was just the second time the Camels had defeated the Mules on their home court. A full decade had past since the Camels had secured a road win in the conference rivalry back in 1999.
Bernier added four steals and three helpers in the victory and was 3-for-8 from beyond the arc. He needs four triples to reach 200 and tie Dwayne Stallings ´99 as the all-time record holder. Bernier vaulted his way into 11th place on the all-time scoring with 1160 points.
Dean Lampe (Hamilton, Mass.) poured in 15 points for the Camels, shooting 5-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from long distance. Rob Harrigan (Milford, Conn.) scored 12 of his 14 points from beyond the arc and Demetrius Porter (Virginia Beach, Va.) registered 13 points and seven boards in the win.
Mike Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) notched his 13th double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Colby. Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds. Gil Haylon (Wellesley, Mass.) netted 11 points for the Mules.
In the closing moments, the Camels scored six straight points to take control with a 63-57 lead. Lampe buried a trey with 1:03 remaining and Porter capped the run with 37 seconds remaining, sinking a pair of free throws for the visitors.
The Camels will visit Bowdoin for a 4:00 p.m. game Saturday afternoon.
February 12, 2010