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.
- 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.