Late Shot Lifts Trinity to First Women's Basketball Win Over Bowdoin Since 2000

Shannon Brady scored a career-high 25 points in Tuesday's win
Shannon Brady scored a career-high 25 points in Tuesday's win

HARTFORD, Conn. - Christina Raiti hit a game-winning three-pointer with under ten seconds remaining to give the Trinity College women's basketball its first win over Bowdoin since 2000 in a 46-43 victory on Saturday afternoon.

The Bantams improved to 12-5 (4-1 NESCAC) by snapping their 16-game losing skid to the Polar Bears. Bowdoin stands at 8-8 (1-4 NESCAC) after the loss.

Kaitlin Donahoe scored a game-high 16 points in the loss for Bowdoin. Shannon Brady pitched in nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks while Nina Hadzibabic had nine points off the bench for the Polar Bears. Hannah Brickley led Trinity with 13 points in the win.

Brickley scored 12 of her points in the opening half for the Bantams as the Polar Bears shot just 24% and trailed 28-16 at the break. Bowdoin jumped back into the game with a 15-2 surge after halftime, sparked by seven points from Donahoe, including two three-pointers, and took a 31-30 lead on a Brady jumper with 9:44 to go.

Trinity reclaimed the lead on a Christina Raiti three-pointer on the next possession. Bowdoin rebounded to take the lead on a Donahoe jumper, 36-34, with 5:50 remaining, and still held a 40-36 edge with 3:21 on the clock. The Bantams used a 6-0 surge to take a 42-40 advantage with under a minute to play, but Donahoe hit a free throw and Brady nailed a lay-in for Bowdoin to give the Polar Bears a 43-42 edge.

On the ensuining possession for Trinity, Raiti connected from long distance to give the hosts a 45-43 edge. Bowdoin had several chances to regain the lead in the closing seconds, but missed a three late chances and Trinity hit a late free throw to seal the win.

Bowdoin will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday evening when they host Maine Maritime at 7:00 p.m.