Men's Basketball Suffers Road Loss at Wesleyan

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

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).

Game Highlights

  • 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.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin remains on the road and will head to New London for a 3 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against Connecticut College.