Women's Hoops Cruises Past NYU To Return To Sweet Sixteen

Women's Hoops Cruises Past NYU To Return To Sweet Sixteen

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" for the 15th time in school history, rolling NYU in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday, 86-67.

Bowdoin seniors Maddie Hasson and Samantha Roy combined for 50 points to lead the second-ranked Polar Bears to the victory, improving to 27-2 on the season. NYU ends their year with a record of 21-6.

Game Highlights

  • A high-scoring first quarter saw the teams trade runs to open the contest.
  • NYU took as much as a five-point lead following a Janean Cuffee three-pointer midway through the frame, 11-6.
  • Bowdoin answered with an 11-5 run, regaining the lead briefly on a Samantha Roy lay-in.
  • The teams traded buckets to end the quarter with a Lauren Gast layup giving the Violets a 21-20 lead at the break.
  • The Polar Bears took complete command in the second quarter as Hasson and Roy sliced through the NYU defense for 16 points in the period, keying a 19-0 run to start the frame.
  • By the time Hasson put home a traditional three-point play with 3:05 to go, Bowdoin had built their lead to 39-21.
  • A Brooklyn Shelton three-pointer stopped the bleeding for NYU, ending an 8:29 scoreless drought.
  • The game wasn't close in the second half as the Violets could get nearer than 16 points.
  • Bowdoin pushed the lead to as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter.

By The Numbers

  • Seniors Maddie Hasson and Samantha Roy dominated throughout the game for Bowdoin. Hasson scored a game-high 27 points with five rebounds while Roy totaled a career-high 23 points with eight rebounds and six assists.
  • Annie Maher scored in double figures for the second straight day for Bowdoin, ending with 11 points and seven rebounds.
  • Janean Cuffee ended with 24 points to lead NYU.
  • Bowdoin shot 49% from the field while holding the Violets to just 38% for the contest. The Polar Bears owned a 46-29 edge in rebounding and dominated in the paint to the tune of a 52-14 advantage in points.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will face Trine (Ind.) in the third round next Friday, March 7 at a site to-be-determined. Of the teams advancing to the sectional next weekend, Bowdoin was the only school to be a host institution in the first two rounds.