Bates fell to Williams this past Sunday on the road in their final game of the regular season, 84-64. In his last collegiate game, senior co-captain Mike Boornazian grabbed a double-double, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds. He scored the final bucket of his career with less than two minutes in the game. Boornazian finishes his sensational career at Bates with 1,367 points, which places him at ninth-most in program history. Fellow senior co-captain Mike Newton also played his final game and finished with four points and an assist coming off the bench.
Some other notable performances came from sophomore Shawn Strickland, who dropped 11 points and four rebounds, along with junior Max Eaton, who had a solid game, going 4-6 from the field and scoring 11 points off the bench with a couple three-pointers. Junior Marcus Delpeche took charge for the Bobcats, scoring 14 points on 6-9 shooting, also tallying three rebounds and three steals.
Delpeche spoke on his team’s performance in their final contest: “The game was a tough one, it wasn’t the result we wanted. We had a slow start but we picked it up for the most part for the rest of the game. The problem was that we didn’t limit their scoring. I’m happy with the team’s performance. The morale was great for the first half and the second half. We didn’t make a lot of shots, but we went through our plays and got the shots that we wanted. Something that stuck out to me was the absolute hammer I missed over this dude.Also, I liked how Max Eaton really heated up from three.”
Bates was able to get the opening basket, but Williams would not stay down, taking the lead never looking back after. Daniel Aronowitz was a big part of that, scoring 21 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. Both teams shot the ball well, as Williams finished with 53.7 percent shooting while the Bobcats shot 42.1 percent. Williams’ bench gave the Ephs a huge boost, putting up 32 points whereas Bates bench added 21. The dagger for Bates was the Ephs’ accuracy hitting from downtown; Williams made 14 of 22 from beyond the arc, while Bates only hit 6 of 22 attempts.
For the season, the Bates men end with a 10-14 record, 2-8 in the NESCAC.