Bobcats of the week of Dec. 12, 2005

Zak Ray '07
Ray, a junior point guard from Bangor, Maine, came up with his best performance of the season in the Bobcats' most anticipated game thus far.Against in-state and NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Dec. 6, Ray posted a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and five assists as Bates (6-2) beat Bowdoin 88-62 in a non-league game at Alumni Gymnasium. The win snapped the Polar Bears' (6-2) six-game winning streak.

Ray, a second-team All-NESCAC player in 2004-05, tied career highs in the game in rebounds (nine) and field goals made (seven).

Emilie Swenson '08
The Bates women's swimming and diving team didn't have its best day on Dec. 7, losing at rival Bowdoin 158-81. But Swenson, a sophomore from Old Saybrook, Conn., still showed some of the Bobcats' mettle with a fine performance.Swenson led off the day by swimming the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay. In the final of the event, Bates nipped Bowdoin by .03 seconds, 1:55.46 to 1:55.49.

Swenson also captured the Bobcats' lone individual event win, taking first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.46, 1.35 seconds ahead of Bowdoin senior Aubrey Sharman.

Swenson also earned points for Bates in the 200 freestyle, coming in second to Bowdoin's Meagan McLean in 2:03.84.