AMHERST, Mass. – A slow start doomed the women's basketball team in a 59-46 road loss at Amherst on Friday evening.
The third-ranked Polar Bears drop their second game of the season and fall to 20-2 (6-2 NESCAC) while the ninth-ranked Mammoths improve to 18-3 (5-2 NESCAC).
- The first quarter proved to be the difference in the game as Amherst sprinted to a 16-0 lead after one period of play.
- The Polar Bears outscored the hosts 46-43 for the remainder of the contest, but couldn't overcome the early deficit.
- Trailing 42-27 entering the fourth quarter, Bowdoin was able to cut the lead to six points on two occasions, including 44-38, with 6:40 remaining.
- A key 7-1 surge pushed Amherst's lead back to double figures, 51-39, with under three minutes to go.
- Bowdoin closed to within seven points with 1:24 remaining on a Maddie Hasson layup, but Hannah Fox hit a lay-in to spark a game-ending 8-2 run that sealed the deal.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin shot 28% for the contest and committed 19 turnovers, leading to 17 Amherst points.
- The Mammoths, despite hitting just 33% from the field themselves, went 5-11 from three-point range and 12-12 from the free throw line in the victory.
- Hannah Fox led all players with 20 points in the victory while Madeline Eck had 16 points, ten rebounds and five steals.
- Bowdoin was led by 13 points from Maddie Hasson, who also had ten boards. Samantha Roy had ten points for the Polar Bears as well.
- Bowdoin will look to bounce back on Saturday when they head to Clinton, N.Y., to play Hamilton at 3:00 p.m.