12th-Ranked Jeffs Steamroll Colby, 92-62, in Conference-Opener

January 17, 2003 

WATERVILLE, ME - Six-foot-seven sophomore sharpshooter Andrew Schiel (Wayne, PA) gave the most dominating performance of his career on Friday night, pouring in a career- and game-high 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting, including a 3-for-3 night from three-point range, in leading the 12th-ranked Amherst College's men's basketball team to a resounding 92-62 win in its NESCAC opener at Colby College. 

The 11-2 Jeffs (1-0 NESCAC) held a 47-26 lead at the half on the strength of 64.5% (20-for-31) shooting and never looked back. They finished the game shooting 58.3% (35-for-60) overall, outrebounded Colby (4-8/0-1 NESCAC) 33-25 and forced the White Mules into 20 turnovers. 

Amherst junior John Donovan (Holmdel, NJ) drained five three-pointers in six attempts en route to 15 points, while senior forward Steve Zieja (Hadley, MA) was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor for 13 points. Senior point guard Ryan Faulkner (Lebanon, NH) dished out a game-high nine assists. Schiel grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. 

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. at NESCAC rival Bowdoin College. 

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