BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team coasted to a 67-44 win in its home opener on Saturday against Maine Maritime Academy.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-2 on the season while the Mariners suffer their first loss and drop to 2-1.
- The Polar Bears scored the first 11 points of the game and never looked back, maintaining a double-digit lead throughout most of the first half.
- Stephen Ferraro scored a dozen points in the first period for Bowdoin, who shot 48% from the field and held MMA to just 32% shooting.
- Down 39-22 at the break, the Mariners used an early second-half run to close to within ten points following three free throws from Malachi Reincke, 49-39, with 10:55 to go.
- Bowdoin replied with a 16-1 run, capped by a Sam Grad three-pointer, to put the game away, as the Polar Bears led by as many as 25 points in the closing minutes on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Three Bowdoin players finished with double-doubles, led by Ferraro's 14 points and ten rebounds.
- Sam Grad had 12 points and ten boards and four blocks while Xander Werkman finished with ten points and 11 rebounds.
- Maine Maritime was led by 12 points from Riley MacLeod in the losing effort.
- Bowdoin finished at 40% shooting and held Maine Maritime to just 28% in the game while owning a commanding 55-29 edge in rebounding.
- Bowdoin cashed in for 17 second-chance points in the victory.
- The Polar Bears will host the University of New England on Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m.