MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team was eliminated from postseason contention in a 93-73 setback to Wesleyan on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears fall to 11-11 (2-7 NESCAC) while the Cardinals move to 18-5 (5-4 NESCAC).
- Ahead 9-8 in the opening minutes, Wesleyan went on a 10-2 run capped off by a three-pointer by Rafferty at the 10:55 mark to go up by nine.
- After a lay-up by Blake Gordon cut the deficit to seven at the 8:09 mark, the Cardinals went on another run and scored 12 of the next 13 points as Nathan Krill '18 hit one from deep with 1:46 remaining in the half, giving Wesleyan a 36-18 lead.
- With :01 left on the clock, Rafferty was sent to the line and connected on both foul shots as the Cardinals claimed a decisive 41-22 halftime advantage.
- Despite a run by the Polar Bears within the first ten minutes of the second half that saw them cut the deficit to 10 with 10:57 to play, Bowdoin never got within single digits in the second period.
By The Numbers
- Four of Wesleyan's five starters scored in double-figures led by 19 from Harry Rafferty.
- The Polar Bears had four players in double-figures as well with Liam Farley leading the way. Farley scored 14 points coming off the bench, while Bors added 13, Richard McAllister scored 12 and Jack Simonds with 11.
- Wesleyan hit 10 three-pointers and shot 46.0% (29-63) from the floor, while controlling the paint. The Cardinals held a 46-33 rebounding edge and outscored the Polar Bears down low, 36-18.
- Bowdoin remains on the road and will head to New London for a 3 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against Connecticut College.