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Trinity Men's Basketball Captains Close Fine Careers In 2008-09

Trinity Men's Basketball Captains Close Fine Careers In 2008-09

Hartford, Conn., July 10, 2009 - The Trinity College men's basketball team, coached by Sean Tabb (1st Season), finished the season with a record of 9-15 and tied Bates for sixth place in the NESCAC.  The team lost at Amherst in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament, 80-66. 

Trinity senior co-captain swingmen Paul Rowe (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and Aaron Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland) each closed their outstanding men's basketball careers in 2009.  Rowe, an all-NESCAC and a NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection this winter, started every game at guard and averaged a team-high 12.3 ppg (284, 15th in NESCAC) and 4.1 rebounds per game (95, 3rd on team) with 22 assists, 27 steals (3rd on team, 9th in NESCAC), and 11 blocks while shooting .443 from the field (93-213) and .760 from the foul line (92-121, 10th in NESCAC).  Westbrooks started every game at forward, averaging 8.7 ppg (209) and 4.5 rebounds per game (107, 2nd on team) with 45 assists (2nd on team), and 22 steals while shooting .383 percent from the field (69-180), .340 from three-point range (16-47), and .696 from the foul line (55-79).  For his career, Rowe totaled 714 points (7.3 ppg), 330 rebounds (3.4 per game), 117 assists, 34 blocks, and 75 steals in 98 games and 52 starts.  He shot .487 from the field (263-540), .265 from three-point range (18-68) and .726 from the foul line (170-234).  Westbrooks, the 2008 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, had 604 points (6.0 ppg), 353 rebounds (3.5 per game), 185 assists, 28 blocks, and 81 steals in 101 games and 99 starts in his Trinity career.  He shot .440 from the field (217-493), .314 from three-point range (33-105) and .685 from the foul line (137-200).    Senior guard Aaron Pangburn (Hanover, N.H.), a 2009 NESCAC All-Academic honoree, closes his three years as a Bantam career with 17 points in 21 games.

Sophomore forwards Luke MacDougall (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and Timothy Dunn (Holyoke, Mass.) each played in every game with MacDougall making 17 starts and Dunn starting 10 games.  MacDougall averaged 9.8 ppg (235, 3rd on team) and a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game (136, 10th in NESCAC) with 21 assists and 28 steals (2nd on team), while shooting .429 from the field (78-182), .417 from three-point range (20-48), and a team-best .843 from the foul line (59-70, 4th in NESCAC).  Dunn notched 5.1 ppg (123) and 3.4 boards per contest (81) to go with 15 steals and 14 blocked shots (2nd on team), and shot .448 from the floor (52-116) and .704 from the foul line (19-27).  Freshman center Chris Applegate (High Point, N.C.) added 3,0 ppg (66), 4.0 rpg (89), and a team-high 19 blocks, and shot a team-high .538 from the floor (21-39) in 22 games and nine starts, while sophomore Daniel O'Donoghue (Greenfield, Mass.) appeared in 11 games with two starts at center.

Sophomore guard Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) finished second on the team in scoring at 11.3 ppg (270, 19th in NESCAC) and added 31 rebounds and 16 steals, shot .400 percent from the field (86-215), .792 from the foul line (61-77, 8th in NESCAC), and made a team-high 37 three-pointers in 113 tries for a .327 percentage in 24 games and five starts.  Classmate Ian Fels (Miami, Fla.) averaged 9.2 ppg (157), 2.5 rpg (43), and 2.7 apg (46, 2nd on team) 15 steals while shooting .366 from the field (45-123), .370 from three-point range (17-46), and .714 (50-70) from the free throw line (26-32) in 17 games and 16 starts after missing the fall semester with an injury.  Freshman guard Salah Abdo (Chelsea, Mass.) played in every game with 10 starts in his rookie season, scoring 7.0 ppg (167), pulling down 4.0 rpg (97), and dishing out a team-high 3.0 apg (72, 9th in NESCAC) with a team-high 40 steals (2nd in NESCAC), while shooting .374 from the field (61-163), .255 from three-point range (12-47), and .750 from the foul line (33-44) in .  Junior G/F Jared Pimm (Chelmsford, Mass.) appeared in 22 games and averaged 3.7 ppg with 22 rebounds, a .456 field goal percentage (26-57), a team-best .433 three-point field goal percentage (13-30), and an .810 free throw percentage (17-21).