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John Casnocha '06
Junior John Casnocha tallied 13 points and six boards on Saturday.

Fifth-Ranked Jeffs Clobber Colby

January 29, 2005


WATERVILLE, ME - Andrew Schiel (Conestoga/Wayne, Pa.) and John Bedford (Lawrenceville/Ridgewood, N.J.) each had 19 points and six rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team to an 85-58 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium. Amherst moved to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in the NESCAC, while Colby fell to 10-6 and 1-4 in the league.

Colby shot 52.0% (13-for-25) from the field in the first half and only trailed 40-33 at the break, but Amherst quickly opened up a big lead in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

John Casnocha (San Francisco University HS/San Francisco, Calif.) added 13 points and six rebounds for the Lord Jeffs. Russell Lee (Hayfield Secondary/Lorton, Va.) and Dan O’Shea (Central Catholic/Lawrence, Mass.) both had eight points.

Colby received 17 points from senior captain Patrick McGowan (North Attleboro/North Attleboro, Mass.). Nick Farrell (Aspen/Kennebunk, Maine) had nine points and four assists for the Mules.

Amherst shot 53.3% (32-for-60) from the field, including a 56.7 % (17-for-30) effort in the second half.