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