Bowdoin Surges Late to Defeat Farmington in Women's Basketball

Megan Phelps is averaging 16.3 points per game in Bowdoin's last three games
Megan Phelps is averaging 16.3 points per game in Bowdoin's last three games

FARMINGTON, Maine - Megan Phelps continued her hot play with a 22-point effort as the Bowdoin College women's basketball team pulled away from the University of Maine-Farmington on Tuesday evening, 64-47.

The Polar Bears have won consecutive games and improve to 3-3 this season. The Beavers fall to 1-6.

Phelps netted 22 points and eight rebounds, nailing 4-5 from three-point range to reach double figures for the third-straight outing and establish a new personal career high. Kaitlin Donahoe joined Phelps in double digits with 16 points while Sara Binkhorst pitched in 10 off the bench to go with four steals.

Farmington was led by 14 points from Holly Oliver and 13 points from Kenni Norton.

Bowdoin got out to a fast start, jumping out to a 21-6 lead after just seven minutes of action. However, the Polar Bears went cold after that as the Beavers were able to trim the Bowdoin lead to 33-29 at halftime.

The teams traded the lead early in the second period, with Oliver giving the hosts their final edge, 42-40, on a layup with 12:12 to go. Kirsten Prue replied with a three-pointer for Bowdoin, sparking a 12-2 run that was capped by a Binkhorst trifecta to give the Polar Bears a 52-43 lead with 4:46 to go.

The Polar Bears held the Beavers to just 34% shooting from the field and forced 22 turnovers in the victory. Bowdoin i

Bowdoin will close out its first semester with a road game at Bates on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.