Women's Basketball Blows Past Brooklyn in NCAA Opener

Photo courtesy of CIPhotography.com
Photo courtesy of CIPhotography.com

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team overwhelmed Brooklyn, 90-51, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening in Morrell Gymnasium.

The second-ranked Polar Bears improve to 26-2 on the season with the win, which was the 800th in Bowdoin women's basketball history. Brooklyn ends its season with a record of 21-7. Bowdoin advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they will face NYU on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Game Highlights

  • After trading baskets in the early going, Bowdoin took control with a 12-2 run, keyed by an Ali Meade three-pointer to take a 19-8 lead after one period.
  • Another 12-2 surge to open the second quarter gave the hosts a 31-10 lead following a Samantha Roy three-pointer with under five minutes to go in the frame.
  • Bowdoin led by a 43-19 score at the break thanks to 15 first-half points from Roy.
  • The third quarter was the best for the Bulldogs as the visitors tallied 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, but Bowdoin scored 21 in the frame as they pushed the lead to as many as 42 points in the fourth quarter.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin finished at 54% shooting for the game, led by Sam Roy, who went 7-9 from the field for a team-high 20 points and eight assists.
  • Sela Kay pitched in 13 points with six boards while Annie Maher went 5-6 from the field with seven rebounds.
  • Chanel Jammott led the way with 17 points and seven rebounds for Brooklyn, who connected on just 30% from the field in the contest.
  • Bowdoin owned a 47-26 edge in rebounding and knocked down 11 three-pointers in the victory while getting 41 points from their bench.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will battle NYU in the second round Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available when the doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • NYU defeated Emmanuel 81-62 in the early game at the Bowdoin regional on Friday.