GORHAM, Maine - Behind a 42-point effort from their bench, the Bowdoin College men's basketball team survived a road test at Southern Maine, 84-72, on Tuesday evening.
The 22nd-ranked Polar Bears remain perfect at 5-0 this season while the Huskies fall to 1-5 on the year.
- The teams traded runs in the early going with USM taking their biggest lead of the contest, 31-27, on a Christian McCue three-pointer with four minutes remaining in the first half.
- Bowdoin replied with a 14-3 run to close the half, thanks to five points apiece from David Reynolds and Stephen Ferraro to take a 41-34 edge at the break.
- The Polar Bears would never relinquish the lead, but couldn't completely shake the Huskies in the second half.
- Bowdoin answered every USM basket in the second period and the Huskies could get no closer than eight points, 70-62, with 3:30 to go.
- The Polar Bears extended their lead to as many as 13 points in the second half on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin connected on 47% of their shots compared to 41% for USM, but the Huskies connected on six three-pointers compared to just two for the Polar Bears.
- The Polar Bears took advantage of USM fouling, connecting on 34-45 free throws, including 20-28 to close out the win in the second half.
- Ferraro and Reynolds led Bowdoin with 16 points apiece off the bench.
- Jack Simonds had 11 points and nine rebounds while Hugh O'Neil added 11 points and seven boards.
- Bowdoin held a 43-34 advantage in rebounding and outscored USM 42-19 in bench points.
- Bowdoin will return to action on Thursday evening at Anna Maria at 7:00 p.m.