Middlebury

Men's Basketball Wins Home-Opener

November 20, 2007

Middlebury placed five players in double figures as they picked up an 86-67 win over St. Lawrence in their home-opener. The Panthers shot 50% from the floor and forced 17 turnovers on the night. Middlebury returns to action a week from tonight when they host Castleton at 7:30.

Middlebury led by as many as eight in the first half before an 8-0 run by St. Lawrence tied the game at 22 with 10:03 left to play. The Panthers grew their lead back to 10 before heading into the intermission with a 40-33 advantage.

Middlebury opened the second half on a 9-0 run, sparked by five points from Andrew Harris and four from Albert Handy, to take a 51-33 lead at the 16:06. The Saints chipped away and cut the lead to nine on a lay-up from Josh Sharlow at the 9:10 mark. The Panthers led by as many as 21 from that point, ending the game with the 86-67 win.

Harris paced the team with 16 points and four three's, while Handy netted a career-high 15 with seven boards. Ben Rudin scored 14 points, dished out nine assists and had six rebounds, while Tim Edwards netted 14. Mike Walsh scored six points on two three's, the first from behind the arc in his career.

Sharlow led the Saints with 13, while Tom Wopperer and Bela Vonnak netted 12 points apiece.