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Bobcats of the week of Jan. 16, 2006

Rob Stockwell '07
Neither Bates, Colby nor Bowdoin had won an outright CBB title -- going 4-0 against the other two schools -- since Colby pulled off the rare feat in the 1999-2000 season.With a 57-54 win over Bowdoin from Friday night in their pockets, the Bobcats had the opportunity to do it Saturday against Colby, and they rode Stockwell's back in a 66-55 victory.

The 6-5 power forward from Temple, N.H., a second-team All-NESCAC player last season, grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to go with a team-high 21 points in the Colby game, following a 14-board performance from the night before.

Stockwell is currently fifth in the NESCAC in scoring (16.7 ppg) and second in rebounding (10.4 rpg). The junior needs only 80 more points to reach the 1,000-point plateau in his career.

Matia Kostakis '08
Matia Kostakis didn't just hit the free throws that sunk No. 2 nationally-ranked Bowdoin. She swished every single one.Kostakis, the 6-0 sophomore forward from Andover, Mass., has made an immediate impact in her first eight games as a Bates Bobcat, averaging 13.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.87 steals per game.

She's also hitting her foul shots at an .867 clip, thanks in large part to her performance in the final four minutes of Friday night's 56-51 win over the rival Polar Bears. Dead-eye Kostakis drained all eight of her foul shots in that period, including six in the last minute, to stave off Bowdoin and help end its 31-game conference winning streak. Kostakis finished the game with a team-high 21 points on 13-of-14 shooting at the line.