Men's Basketball Has Little Trouble With Green Mountain

February 16, 2010

Middlebury cruised to a 76-57 win at Green Mountain in their final tune-up before entering post-season play. The sixth-ranked Panthers move to 22-2 overall on the season, while the Eagles fall to 7-15.

The Panthers shot 42.9 percent in the opening 20 minutes while limiting the home side to only 7-33 shooting from the field and steadily built an insurmountable 38-19 advantage. Andrew Locke led the charge for Middlebury, dropping 12 of his team-high 16 points in the first half.

The Eagles showed brief signs of life in the second half, shooting 48.5 percent from the field and cutting the lead to 15 before Middlebury put the game away.

The Panthers dominated inside, racking up 54 rebounds (34 Green Mountain) and notching 28 points in the paint. Locke, who finished the night 8-12 from the field, added 11 boards and four blocks while Nolan Thompson and Ryan Sharry each added 11 points.

Gerard Johnson and Rui Carmo each notched double-doubles with 22 and 16 points, respectively.