December 7, 2010

Red-Hot Second Half Leads Polar Bears to Win Over Mariners

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team shot 57% from the field, including a scalding 64% in the second half, en route to an 83-68 win over Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears snap a brief game losing streak to improve to 4-2 while the Mariners fall to 3-5 this season.

Will Hanley led Bowdoin with 18 points and nine rebounds and seven assists while Randy DeFeo connected on four three-pointers and scored 16. Justin Nowell also pitched in 16 points and five assists while Ryan O'Connell netted 14. Shawn Dostie led Maine Maritime with 20 points and seven boards. Ryler Pineo scored 11 and Ben Russell had 10 for the visitors.

A high-scoring first half saw 14 points from Dostie keep Maritime within shouting distance, as the Mariners trailed by five points, 42-37 at the break. The Polar Bears widened their lead after connecting on five of their first six shots and going on a 12-2 spurt to open the stanza. Bowdoin led by as many as 21 points on their way to the win.

The Polar Bears held a 42-23 advantage on the glass and collected 14 steals in the win. Bowdoin will return to action Thursday at Colby-Sawyer before returning to Morrell Gymnasium on Saturday when they host Colby at 4:00 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography

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