Bowdoin Races Past UNE in Second Half of Men's Hoops Win

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team pulled away in the second half of a 75-57  victory over the University of New England on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears enter Thanksgiving break with a record of 3-2 while the Nor'easters fall to 4-3.

Game Highlights

  • Both teams struggled from the field in the early going, but the Polar Bears built a 13-4 lead thanks to five straight points from David Reynolds.
  • The Polar Bears maintained a seven-point lead until late in the half when a 5-0 surge to close the half by UNE cut the lead to 32-30 on a layup by Siddiq Canty at the buzzer.
  • After the teams traded baskets to start the second period, Bowdoin opened it up with a 12-4 run, sparked by a Reynolds three-pointer and five straight points from Zavier Rucker that pushed the lead to double figures, 54-41, with 12 minutes to go.
  • Bowdoin continued to pour it on and led by as many as 22 points on their way to the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin featured four players in double digits, led by Reynolds' game-high 15. Zavier Rucker added 13 with eight rebounds and five assists for the Polar Bears.
  • Drew Gagnon and Taiga Kagitomi also saw double figures with ten points each.
  • UNE was paced by 13 from Alex Kravchuk.
  • Bowdoin finished at 45% shooting from the field and owned a 42-36 edge in rebounds.
  • UNE connected on just 39% from the field.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Sunday when they host Babson at 2:00 p.m.