PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Bowdoin College junior Jack Simonds scored his 1,000th career point as the Polar Bear men's basketball team cruised to a 81-62 non-conference win at Maine-Presque Isle on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears improve to 10-3 on the year with the victory. Simonds becomes the 25th player in Bowdoin men's basketball history to reach 1,000 points but just the 13th to do it in three or fewer seasons. His 17.0 career points/game average currently stands seventh in program history.
- Bowdoin never trailed, opening up an early 13-5 lead behind nine early points from Simonds.
- The Owls battled back to tie the game at 13 apiece, but Bowdoin responded with a 15-2 run, sparked by eight points from David Reynolds to open up a 25-15 lead with under eight minutes left in the first half.
- A Simonds three-pointer pushed the lead to 21 points late in the opening half and Bowdoin led by 18, 43-25, at halftime.
- The Polar Bears led by as many as 25 points in the second half.
- Simonds surpassed the 1,000-point barrier with 11:34 to go, driving to the hoop for a layup while being fouled.
By The Numbers
- David Reynolds was red hot for Bowdoin, scoring a game-high 22 points, including five three-pointers.
- Simonds, who needed 13 to reach 1,000 points, scored 16 while also dishing out a team-best five assists.
- Drew Gagnon had nine points off the bench and Hugh O'Neil ended with eight points and 13 rebounds for Bowdoin, who held a 43-34 edge in rebounding and hit 11 three-pointers as a team.
- Bowdoin returns to action on Friday night at home against Trinity. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.