Colby Rallies in Second Half to Tip Bowdoin in Men's Hoops

Jack Bors scored 24 points in the loss to Colby on Saturday
Jack Bors scored 24 points in the loss to Colby on Saturday

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Colby College men's basketball team used a second half rally to tip Bowdoin, 87-82, in a NESCAC contest on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears, who led by as many as 15 points in the game fall to 9-9 (1-5 NESCAC) this year while the Mules avenge an early-season non-conference loss to the Polar Bears and stand at 9-9 (1-5 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin's bench scored 25 points in a stellar first-half performance as the Polar Bears owned a 39-32 edge at intermission.
  • The Polar Bears built their biggest lead of the game, 26-11, midway through the opening half thanks to eight early points from Jack Bors.
  • Colby was able to bounce back before the break thanks to a three-point barrage in the final three mimutes, including a buzzer-beater by Sam Jefferson to make it 39-32.
  • The Mules chipped away early in the second half and finally drew even with the Polar Bears on a Patrick Stewart lay-up with 15 minutes to go, 47-47.
  • A quick 8-0 surge moments later gave the Mules a 57-52 advantage with under ten minutes to play.
  • Bowdoin couldn't draw even from there, cutting the Mule lead to a single possession on numerous occasions but was never able to tie the game.
  • Colby was able to ice the game from the free-throw line, hitting 16 in the second half to seal the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Both teams shot well from the game (Bowdoin 55%, Colby 49%) but Colby connected on 12 three-pointers and went 19-27 from the line as opposed to just 11 on 15 attempts for Bowdoin.
  • The Polar Bears were led by 24 from Bors while David Reynolds had 16. Jack Simonds (13), Hugh O'Neil (12) and Neil Fuller (11) also saw double figures.
  • Stewart ended with 28 for Colby in the win.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return home on Tuesday evening to host Husson at 7:00 p.m.