Simonds Second-Half Surge Leads Men's Hoops Over Conn. College

Jack Simonds scored all 23 of his points in the second half against Conn. College
Jack Simonds scored all 23 of his points in the second half against Conn. College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team concluded its season on a high note with a 77-70 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears end their year with a record of 12-11 (3-7 NESCAC) while the Camels end their year with a mark of 13-10 (3-7 NESCAC). Both teams failed to qualify for the NESCAC postseason.

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  • Bowdoin carried a 36-28 lead into halftime on the strength of hot shooting in the first half that included ten points from Jack Bors.
  • Bowdoin also got eight first half points from Richard McAllister and seven from Liam Farley to hold their eight-point edge at the break.
  • The second half was the Jack Simonds show for Bowdoin, as the NESCAC's third-leading scorer totaled all 23 of his points in the final twenty minutes to seal the win.
  • With the Camels within two points, 50-48, with ten minutes to go, Simonds scored 19 of Bowdoin's next 21 points as the Polar Bears extended their advantage to 71-63 with under a minute to play.
  • For the period, Simonds connected on 7-11 from the field, 3-3 from three-point range and 6-6 from the free throw line to clinch the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Simonds also had six rebounds to go with his game-high 23 points for Bowdoin.
  • Liam Farley pitched in a big 17-point effort off the bench for the Polar Bears, who held a 28-17 advantage in bench scoring.
  • Bors ended with ten while Hugh O'Neil added nine points and ten caroms.
  • David Labossiere led Conn. College with 18 points.