BRUNSWICK, Maine – In a game that featured 48 personal fouls and 66 free throw attempts, the Trinity College men's basketball team pulled away from Bowdoin late in an 84-70 victory on Friday night.
The Bantams improve to 10-4 (1-0 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 4-7 (0-1 NESCAC).
- A physical first half saw the teams trade the lead seven times throughout the opening twenty minutes.
- Charles Redd's three-pointer with 2:41 remaining gave the visitors a 32-27 lead, but Bowdoin scored the final four points of the frame to close the gap to 32-31 at the break on a trifecta from Manav Randhawa
- That trend continued into the second half, as Bowdoin reclaimed the lead and owned a 44-43 lead following a Sam Grad layup with 14:43 to go.
- Colin Donovan answered immediately with a layup of his own for Trinity, sparking a key 9-0 run that would give the Bantams the lead for good.
- Bowdoin would close the gap to two points, 58-56, courtesy of a pair of David Reynolds free throws with 8:36 to go, but Trinity refused to relinquish the lead, and rolled off a decisive 10-2 surge that pushed the lead into double figures with under six minutes to go.
- Trinity went 20-24 from the free throw line in the second half to clinch the victory.
By The Numbers
- Stephen Ferraro and David Reynolds had 14 points apiece to lead Bowdoin while Zavier Rucker added 12.
- Taiga Kagitomi had ten points off the bench while Sam Grad led the team with nine rebounds.
- Trinity's Nick Seretta led all players with 25 points.
- Trinity finished at 51% shooting for the game and ended 28-33 (84%) from the free throw line.
- Bowdoin connected on just 32% from the field, including 3-16 from three-point range.
- Bowdoin will host Conn. College on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
- Trinity heads to Waterville to play Colby on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.