January 29, 2013

Hot Shooting Leads Men's Basketball To 50-Point Win Over Thomas

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team connected on 14 three-pointers en route to a 93-43 non-conference win against Thomas on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 12-6 in advance of a big NESCAC home weekend this Friday and Saturday. The Terriers see their two-game win streak come to an end and fall to 8-9 this season.

Andrew Madlinger scored a game-high 23 points for the Polar Bears, including five three-pointers, while Matt Mathias pitched in 17 while also connecting on five three-pointers. Maximilian Staiger had 11 points and eight rebounds, John Swords had 10 points with eight boards and Bryan Hurley netted nine points and 13 assists in the win.

Thomas was led by nine points off the bench from Adam Carlsen.

After an early three-pointer from Stanley Greene, Jr., Bowdoin went on a 16-0 run and never looked back. Mathias and Hurley hit a pair of three-pointer apiece in the run. The Polar Bears hit on 51% of their shots in the opening period, including 7-14 from long range, to take a commanding 45-16 lead at halftime.

The Polar Bears were even more efficient in the second half, hitting on 67% of their attempts, including seven more trifectas, to extend their lead to as many as 50 points at the final buzzer.

Bowdoin held a 50-26 edge in rebounding for the game, finishing at 57.8% shooting in the win.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday evening at home against #6 Middlebury (6:00 p.m.) before hosting #9 Williams on Saturday (2:00 p.m.). The Terriers will travel to play at New England College on Friday at 5:30 p.m.