Reynolds Propels Men's Basketball To Semester-Ending Win Over UMF

David Reynolds scored a career-high 26 points against UMF
David Reynolds scored a career-high 26 points against UMF

BRUNSWICK, Maine - David Reynolds posted a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Bowdoin College men's basketball team capped their first semester with a convincing 87-67 win over Maine-Farmington on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears stand at 8-2 overall this season while the Beavers fall to 4-5 on the year.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin never trailed in the game, jumping to a 7-0 lead and expanding their early edge to 13-4 thanks to a pair of early three-pointers from Liam Farley.
  • The Beavers cut the edge to three points, 18-15, following a 7-0 run midway through the frame, but Bowdoin answered with a 9-2 surge to push the lead to double-digits on a Hugh O'Neil layup.
  • The Polar Bears held a ten point lead at intermission, 43-33, thanks to ten first-half points from Farley.
  • Bowdoin put the game out of reach early in the second half, scoring the first seven points of the period to extend their lead to 17 points, 50-33.
  • Reynolds caught fire, scoring 17 second-half points, including a trio of three-pointers, to propel the Polar Bears to the win.
  • The Polar Bears led by as many as 21 points on their way to the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin shot 54% for the game, including 11-24 (45%) from three-point range while UMF hit on 37% and only 6-21 (28%) from long distance.
  • The Beavers were able to stay within shouting distance thanks to a 21-26 effort from the free throw line as Bowdoin attempted just 13 from the stripe.
  • David Reynolds scored 26 points, 11 rebounds and dished out four assists to lead the Polar Bears.
  • Jack Simonds scored 17 with seven boards while Liam Farley had ten points. Zavier Rucker paced Bowdoin with six assists.
  • Bill Ruby led a trio of Beavers in double digits with 16 while Riley Robinson and Isaac Witham had 15 each in the loss.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin is off until Friday, January 5, when they will travel to Lewiston to open NESCAC play at Bates.
  • UMF will also return to play on Friday, January 5 as they head to Colby-Sawyer