Bobcats of the week of Dec. 12, 2005
|Zak Ray ’07
Ray, a junior point guard from Bangor, Maine, came up with his best performance of the season in the Bobcats’ most anticipated game thus far.Against in-state and NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Dec. 6, Ray posted a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and five assists as Bates (6-2) beat Bowdoin 88-62 in a non-league game at Alumni Gymnasium. The win snapped the Polar Bears’ (6-2) six-game winning streak.
Ray, a second-team All-NESCAC player in 2004-05, tied career highs in the game in rebounds (nine) and field goals made (seven).
|Emilie Swenson ’08
The Bates women’s swimming and diving team didn’t have its best day on Dec. 7, losing at rival Bowdoin 158-81. But Swenson, a sophomore from Old Saybrook, Conn., still showed some of the Bobcats’ mettle with a fine performance.Swenson led off the day by swimming the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay. In the final of the event, Bates nipped Bowdoin by .03 seconds, 1:55.46 to 1:55.49.
Swenson also captured the Bobcats’ lone individual event win, taking first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.46, 1.35 seconds ahead of Bowdoin senior Aubrey Sharman.
Swenson also earned points for Bates in the 200 freestyle, coming in second to Bowdoin’s Meagan McLean in 2:03.84.