WATERVILLE, Maine -- After Colby College battled back to take the lead, Middlebury College used an 18-7 run over the final 5:20 of the contest to pull out an 84-75 victory in NESCAC men's basketball Friday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
Colby's Patrick Stewart (pictured), who led all scorers with 29 points, nailed a 3-point shot with 5:30 left to give the Mules a 68-66 lead. Middelbury's Matt St. Amour, who had 27 points, came back 10 seconds later to nail a 3-point shot to put the Panthers up for good at 69-68.
Colby continued to battle and cut the margin to 75-73 on two free throws by Ethan Schlager. Middlebury received a layup from Jack Daly with 2:27 remaining and a jumper from Nick Tarantino for a 79-73 lead with 1:49 to go.
Stewart was 8-for-8 from the foul line, had six rebounds, three blocked shots, and three steals. Schlager added 13 points and three assists, while Sam Jefferson had 10 points. Dean Weiner came off the bench with eight points for the Mules.