O'Neil and Bors Lead Men's Basketball To Win Over Husson

Hugh O'Neil had a career-high 23 points and game-best 13 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Husson
Hugh O'Neil had a career-high 23 points and game-best 13 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Husson

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Hugh O'Neil scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a 78-72 win over Husson on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 10-8 while the Eagles fall to 12-6.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin rode hot shooting in the first half to take an eight-point halftime lead. O'Neil scored 13 points while Jack Bors had 10 in the opening twenty minutes to give the hosts a 40-32 edge.
  • The Polar Bears used a 8-2 run out of the gate, including three straight buckets by O'Neil, to push their lead to 14 points, 48-34, early in the second half.
  • An 8-0 run, capped by consecutive three-pointers from Tim Ahn and Neil Fuller, pushed Bowdoin's lead to a game-high 20 points, 61-41, with 11:03 to go.
  • An 11-2 reply by Husson, including six points from Raheem Anderson, vaulted the Eagles back into  the contest, cutting the Bowdoin lead to 66-55 with six minutes remaining.
  • The Eagles kept the pressure on, but could get no closer than six points in the final five minutes as the Polar Bears sealed the win with eight free throws in the final 1:15.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin connected on 49%  of their shots thanks in part to a dominating performance on the glass, as they owned a 44-26 advantage in rebounding.
  • O'Neil hit on 11 of 17 shots and grabbed a game-high 13 caroms.
  • Jack Bors finished with 19 points while Jack Simonds had eight points, 11 assists and six rebounds in the victory for Bowdoin.
  • Husson stayed close thanks to 12 three-pointers in the game and were led by 26 points from Anderson.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action with a big conference weekend ahead. The Polar Bears will host Hamilton on Friday at 7:00 p.m. before hosting Middlebury on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.