Polar Bears Ride Red-Hot Shooting To Key Win Over Hamilton

Liam Farley led Bowdoin with 14 points off the bench against Wesleyan.
Liam Farley led Bowdoin with 14 points off the bench against Wesleyan.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jack Bors netted a game-high 22 points to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a key NESCAC win, 83-75, over Hamilton on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 11-9 (2-5 NESCAC) while the Continentals drop to 14-6 (3-4 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • In a hot-shooting first half for both squads, Bowdoin carried a 47-41 lead into the break thanks to 64% shooting in the opening period.
  • Bors scored 12 early points for the Polar Bears but Hamilton was able to stay within striking distance thanks to 12 from Kena Gilmour and six three-point baskets as a team.
  • Up seven early in the second half, Bors hit a running jumper to spark a quick 8-0 spurt that included a pair of David Reynolds baskets to take a 67-52 lead with 11:04 remaining
  • The Polar Bears maintained a double-digit lead until the six minute mark when Hamilton closed the gap to nine points.
  • The Continentals got as close as six points, 81-75, with 1:16 remaining thanks to a late 9-2 surge, but could get no closer in the final minute of play as the Polar Bears held on to win.

By The Numbers

  • In addition to Bors, Bowdoin got huge contributions from Liam Farley (16 points on 7-8 shooting) and David Reynolds (14 points on 7-9 shooting) off the bench.
  • Jack Simonds had 14 points for the Polar Bears while Hugh O'Neil had a team-best nine rebounds.
  • Gilmour led Hamilton with a 19-point performance while Peter Hoffmann (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Andrew Groli (14 points, nine boards) also saw double-digits.
  • Bowdoin finished at 60% shooting for the game while Hamilton connected on 40%.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will host Middlebury on Senior Day in Brunswick at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
  • Hamilton travels to Colby for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off in Waterville on Saturday.