January 4, 2011

Middlebury sweeps Plattsburgh

Jake Wolfin
Jake Wolfin had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists in Middlebury's road win.
Middlebury athletics file photo.

Middlebury got a jump on the NESCAC weekend showdown festivities as the No. 6 Panthers won 88-82 at No. 22 Plattsburgh State on Tuesday night.

Ryan Wholey scored a career-high 24 points in the game to lead the Panthers, going 5-for-9 from behind the arc.

After a 42-42 tie, the fourth of the game, Middlebury (8-0) pulled out to a double-digit lead and held Plattsburgh (6-2) at arm's length the rest of the night.

Ryan Sharry scored 14 points, Jake Wolfin netted a dozen with 10 assists, Andrew Locke scored 11, while Joey Kizel had nine with 10 assists in the victory. Josh Bruno led Plattsburgh with 24 points, going 6-for-6 from three-point range.

Union knocked off Ramapo on Monday night but the matchups went the opposite direction on the second day of the Sig Makofski tournament. Trinity (Conn.) rolled over the host Dutchmen 77-44 behind 17 from Mick DiStasio while holding Team of the Week honoree Justin Gallo to nine points on 2-for-10 shooting. No. 21 Ramapo rebounded from last night's loss with a 96-88 win against Mass-Dartmouth.

Farmingdale State improved to 5-5 and handed Mount St. Vincent its first loss of the season, rolling over the Dolphins 104-75. The Dolphins shot 9-for-38 from three-point range in defeat.

In women's action, New York University lost for the five time in six games, falling at home to Connecticut College 71-70 in overtime. The Camels led for most of the game but had to get the last four points in regulation to force the extra period. Connecticut College improved to 5-6. Middlebury won the women's game against Plattsburgh State as well, 70-61, to move to 7-1.

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