BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team rode hot shooting to a key NESCAC win over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon, 87-70, at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears improve to 5-7 (1-1 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 3-10 (0-2 NESCAC).
- A back-and-forth first half saw four lead changes and the visitors take a brief 27-26 lead on a Bailey Whitman lay-in with 4:30 remaining in the opening period.
- Zavier Rucker answered with a three-pointer for Bowdoin, keying an 11-3 surge for the home team that would give them the lead for good.
- The Polar Bears carried a 39-34 lead into intermission and kept the Camels at bay thanks to scalding 72% shooting in the second half, including 7-11 from long range.
- Conn. College was still within seven points with 14 minutes remaining, but Bowdoin put the game out of reach with a 10-2 run, capped by a Manav Randhawa three-pointer that made it 59-44 with 11 minutes to go.
- The Camels got no closer than ten points for the remainder of the contest as the Polar Bears pushed the lead to as many as 19 points on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin finished at 58% shooting for the game and nailed 15 three-pointers, four shy of the school record in a single game, en route to the victory.
- David Reynolds hit seven trifectas, two shy of the school mark, and ended with a game-high 29 points and five boards.
- Sam Grad was a perfect 7-7 from the field and finished with 14 points while Manav Randhawa pitched in 14 points off the bench for the Polar Bears.
- Conn. College was paced by 21 points from Jack Zimmerman in defeat.
- Bowdoin will return to action Monday night with a home game against Saint Joseph's (Maine) at 7:00 p.m.
- Conn. College will play at Fisher College on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.