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Andrew Schiel '05
Senior Andrew Schiel poured in a game-high 28 points on Friday night, eclipsing Jim Warren ’58 as Amherst’s eighth all-time leading scorer.

Schiel's 28 Too Much for Upset-Minded Bates

FROM A BATES COLLEGE RELEASE

February 11, 2005

LEWISTON, ME - The Amherst College men’s basketball team improved its winning streak to 14 games on Friday night, beating host Bates College 78-59 at Alumni Gymnasium. Ranked No. 4 in the latest D3hoops.com national poll, the Lord Jeffs are 21-1 and 8-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Four players finished in double-digits for Amherst, with Andrew Schiel ’05 (Wayne, Pa.) scoring 28 and grabbing a team-high five rebounds. John Bedford ’06 (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored 15 points; John Casnocha ’06 (San Francisco, Calif.) had 13, while Russell Lee ’05 (Lorton, Va.) finished with 12.

Schiel now has 1,301 career points, eclipsing Jim Warren ’58 as Amherst’s eighth all-time leading scorer. Next on the list is John Pavelski ’98 with 1,399 points.

Trailing 42-26 at halftime, Bates pulled within seven three times in the second half. Amherst, however, went on a 15-4 run in the final five minutes.

Rob Stockwell ’07 (Temple, N.H.) led Bates with a team-high 16 points and six boards. Elliott Linsley ’05 (Murrieta, Calif.) scored 12 with a game-high seven rebounds; he also had four blocks and three steals. Brian Gerrity ’05 (Augusta, Maine) finished with 11 points.

Amherst can secure its second NESCAC regular-season title in the last three seasons and the accompanying top seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament with a win tomorrow (Saturday) at Tufts University. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

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