Bobcats of the week of Dec. 6, 2010
|Brian Ellis ’11
Bates senior forwardBrian Ellis(Braintree, Mass.) achieves the rare distinction of earning his second straight Bobcat of the Week honors.Ellis led the men’s basketball team to a 3-0 week, with resounding wins over Thomas, Gordon and Bowdoin. The 6-foot-5 tri-captain led the Bobcats in scoring (16.3 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg), assists (10), steals (7), blocked shots (2) and field goal percentage (.667) on the week. In Bates’ resounding 86-65 win over Bowdoin on Saturday at Alumni Gym, Ellis shot 10-of-16 from the field and scored 20 points with eight rebounds, five assists, a block and two steals.
During the week, Ellis also passed four former Bobcats on the team’s all-time scoring list to assume 23rd place, with 1,102 points.
Ellis finished the week ranked third in the NESCAC in scoring (19.5 ppg), first in field goal percentage (46-66, .697), tied for eighth in rebounding (6.8 rpg), 10th in assists (3.17 apg) and tied for seventh in steals (1.50 spg).
|Emily Russell ’11
Although it was a loss, the Bates women’s squash team’s 6-3 setback at No. 3 nationally-ranked Trinity College on Sunday was a sure sign that the Bobcats are looking strong in the early going of the 2010-11 season.Senior Emily Russell(Queensbury, N.Y.) was one of three Bobcats to win her match, as she defeated Lindsay McDonough at the No. 9 position on the ladder, 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-6). (Bates’ other two winners against Trinity were senior Anna Hogeland at No. 7 and sophomore Liza Dorison at No. 8.)
In fact, Russell went 3-0 individually on the weekend, even though Bates fell 9-0 on Saturday to two other top-five teams in No. 2 Yale and No. 5 Penn. Russell won two exhibition matches at the 10th spot on Saturday, both by 3-0 scores, over Penn’s Josy Blair (11-7, 11-2, 11-2) and Yale’s Catherine Morris (11-7, 14-12, 16-14).