Bobcats of the week of Jan. 24, 2011
|Alex Gallant ’11
Bates senior Alex Gallant(Bangor, Maine) seemed to raise his game just when the Bobcat men’s basketball team needed it the most.The 6-foot-4 forward scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Bates erased a 38-21 halftime deficit to beat Bowdoin 75-71 on Saturday. The comeback gave Bates its first conference win and knocked off the top-ranked team in the state of Maine for the third straight matchup.
In Bates’ 2-1 week Gallant averaged a team-high 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. Gallant is scoring a career-high 13.2 points with 6.1 rebounds per game this season, shooting .532 from the field and .738 from the line; he currently ranks among the top 15 in the NESCAC in all four categories.
|Charlotte Green ’11
Bates senior Charlotte Greenwas the headliner last Saturday, another big day for the Bates men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, as both squads scored dual-meet wins at rival Colby, 173.5-103.5 for the men and 166.5-126.5 for the women.It was the Bates women’s first win over Colby since 2003. The result came a week after the Bates women defeated Bowdoin for the first time since 2003 as well.
The Bates women started off the meet by winning and breaking the pool record in the 200-yard medley relay for the second week in a row. Bates’ team record fell as well. First-year Emily Depew (Hudson, Ohio), sophomoreCatherine Sparks (New Canaan, Conn.), sophomore Katy Zingale (Sudbury, Mass.) and Green (New Canaan, Conn.) finished in 1:50.76, .08 seconds faster than Jennifer Rasmussen, Nicole Sparks, Vanessa Williamson and Kate Gatti swam the relay in 2004.
Green proceeded to have an outstanding meet, winning the 50 freestyle in 25.12 seconds and the 100 free in 53.64. Green’s anchor leg of 54.13 seconds led Bates to a 3.94-second win in the meet finale, the 400 free relay, following legs swum by first-years Gabrielle Sergi(Newburyport, Mass.), Emilie Geissinger(Darien, Conn.) and Carly Hinkle (Arlington, Va.).