Men's basketball falls at home in NESCAC contest

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite 15 rebounds from Colby College's Noah Tyson, Jack Farrell had 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field to help Middlebury College break open a tight game with an 81-68 victory in NESCAC men's basketball Saturday.
 
The Panthers improve to 17-5 overall and 6-2 in the league, while the Mules drop to 15-7 and 3-5 in the conference.
 
By the numbers
* Farrell did most of his damage with drives to the basket. Eric McCord was 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points and eight rebounds for Middlebury.
 
* Sam Jefferson had 16 points, while Matt Hanna finished with 14 points for the Mules.
 
* Tyson (pictured) finished with 15 rebounds and eight points for the Mules. Sean Gilmore has nine points.
 
* The Mules, despite some good looks, had a tough day from 3-point range. The two teams combined for just eight 3-point shots.
 
* Steven Daley played his final collegiate home game and was honored before the contest.
 
Game highlights
* The Panthers got off to an 8-2 lead, but Colby quickly tied the game at 14-14. There were a number of lead changes and ties in the opening half, with Colby leading 40-38 at the break.
 
* The game stayed tight for the first seven or eight minutes of the second half. The Mules last lead was 51-50 with 13:08 to play, but the Panthers went on a 20-5 run to lead 71-55 with 6:20 remaining.
 
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