Women's Hoops Locks Down Bates in Double-Digit Road Win

Women's Hoops Locks Down Bates in Double-Digit Road Win

LEWISTON, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team used a suffocating defensive effort to  outlast Bates, 59-42, on Thursday evening.

The fourth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 7-0 on the season while the Bobcats drop to 3-4. The teams will play their NESCAC conference game in Brunswick on Feb. 1.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin rode 14 first half points from Maddie Hasson and eight from Dorian Cohen to take a 28-21 lead at the break.
  • Cohen hit a layup before the buzzer of the opening quarter, capping a 6-0 run to end the first stanza and giving the Polar Bears a 16-11 lead.
  • The Bobcats drew within a single point twice in the second quarter, but Bowdoin an 8-0 run create some space and take a 28-21 lead at the break.
  • Bowdoin slowly began to pull away in the third quarter, closing the period on an 11-2 surge and pushing the lead to as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter on the way to the win.

By The Numbers

  • Both teams struggled from the field, but Bowdoin's defense locked down Bates to just 28% shooting for the game and scoring 16 points off 17 turnovers.
  • Bowdoin shot 36% for the game despite going 0-10 from three-point range, but held a 49-33 edge in rebounding and cashed in for 13 second-chance points.
  • Maddie Hasson scored 23 points with 13 rebounds for Bowdoin while Samantha Roy added 17 points for the Polar Bears.
  • Dorian Cohen had 12 points and five caroms off the bench for Bowdoin.
  • Bates was led by 19 points from Meghan Graff.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return home for a Saturday afternoon contest against Colby in Morrell Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m.