Women's Basketball Sinks NEC In Tuesday Road Game

Maddie Hasson led Bowdoin with 12 points in the win at NEC
Maddie Hasson led Bowdoin with 12 points in the win at NEC

HENNIKER, N.H. - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team overwhelmed New England College on Tuesday evening, staying perfect with a 82-38 victory.

The Polar Bears, ranked third in the latest WBCA Division III poll released Tuesday, improve to 14-0 on the season while the Pilgrims drop to 6-4. The game was the first between the schools since a 79-39 Bowdoin victory in the 2000-01 season.

Game Highlights

  •  The Polar Bears wasted little time taking control, using a 14-4 in the first 2:45 of the game to set the tone. The Polar Bears would hold NEC to four points over the first eight minutes of the game and led 26-8 after one quarter.
  • Bowdoin outscored NEC 16-10 in the second quarter for a halftime score of 42-18.
  • The first half saw Bowdoin shoot 37.1 percent from the floor (13-35), while NEC shot 26.9 percent (7-26). The Pilgrims committed 17 first-half turnovers off which the Polar Bears scored 20 points.
  • The Polar Bears used an 8-for-15 effort (53.3 percent) in the third quarter to increase their lead by 10 points, and outscored the Pilgrims 16-6 in the final quarter for the 82-38 victory.

By The Numbers

  • Thirteen different players scored for the Polar Bears in the win, led by Maddie Hasson with 12 points off the bench.
  • Taylor Choate scored 11 points, while Kate Kerrigan and Lydia Caputi finished with nine points each.
  • Bowdoin tallied 15 steals in the win and received three steals apiece from Moira Train and Annie Maher.
  • Bowdoin finished with a 41.5 percent effort from the floor (27-65) while holding NEC to at 28.8 percent efficiency (15-52).
  • The Polar Bears held advantages in points in the paint (38-20), points off turnovers (33-7), second-chance points (16-9), fast break points (18-2) and bench points (45-17).

Up Next

  • Bowdoin heads to Connecticut on Friday evening to play at Trinity. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.