Madlinger's Career High Lifts Men's Basketball Over Southern Maine

Andrew Madlinger hit six three pointers en route to his career high in scoring
Andrew Madlinger hit six three pointers en route to his career high in scoring

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Junior guard Andrew Madlinger knocked down six three-pointers en route to a career-high 28 points to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a lopsided 82-45 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskieson Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

With the win, Bowdoin evens out its record to 2-2.  Southern Maine drops its second straight game to fall to 3-2.
Madlinger was an outstanding 11-for-21 from the field and 6-for-13 from three-point range to lead three Polar Bear players in double figures.  Sophomore guard Keegan Pieri added 16 points, a game-high nine rebounds and four assists, while freshman guard Lucas Hausman tossed in 11 points off of the bench with a perfect 5-for-5 mark from the field. Junior guard Brandon Tomah led the Huskies with 14 points on a 5-for-12 mark from the floor including four three-pointers.

Madlinger scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the opening half to lead the Polar Bears to a modest 34-26 lead at the half.  Bowdoin shot a solid 41.2 percent (14-for-34) in the opening stanza and held USM to 10-for-29 effort from the field.

In the second half, Bowdoin pulled away outscoring the Huskies 48-19 in the final 20 minutes of action. The Polar Bears shot an outstanding 51.4 percent (18-for-35) from the field, led by Hausman who scored all 11 of his points in the second half. Defensively, Bowdoin held USM to just five second-half field goals on 5-for-24 shooting.  

Bowdoin hosts Maine Maritime on Saturday (4:00 p.m.) in a non-conference game. Southern Maine hosts Eastern Connecticut on Saturday (3:00 p.m.) in its Little East Conference doubleheader.