BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team
held Babson to a season-low 34 points and improved to 8-1 at
Morrell Gymnasium this season with a 56-34 victory on Tuesday
evening. The Polar Bears stand at 13-6 this season while the
Beavers fall to 10-10.
Both teams struggled in the early going, as the squads combined for 21 first-half turnovers and were tied 12-12 midway through the period. Behind the sharpshooting of Kyle Jackson and Ryan O'Connell Bowdoin caught fire late in the stanza, outscoring the Beavers 24-5 over the remainder of the half. Jackson capped the run with a half-court buzzer-beater to give the hosts a 33-17 advantage at the break. Bowdoin continued their strong play to open the second half, putting the game out of reach with a 9-0 surge immediately after intermission.
The Polar Bears stifled the Beavers, holding the visitors to just 22.9% shooting for the game and blocking seven shots as a team. The 34 points are the lowest point total allowed by Bowdoin since Maine-Presque Isle scored just 30 in November of 2005.
Kyle Jackson led all scorers with 17 points on 6-8 shooting, including 5-6 from three-point range. He also collected five assists, four steals and a pair of blocks in the win. Tim Lane and Ryan O'Connell both added eight in support of Jackson. Babson was led by 10 points and six boards off the bench from Pat Belniak.
WATCH KYLE JACKSON'S FIRST-HALF BUZZER-BEATER