January 22, 2013

Shibles Wins 100th Game at Bowdoin as Women's Basketball Cruises Past Mariners

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin women's basketball coach Adrienne Shibles won her 100th game as head coach of the Polar Bears in a 80-43 victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

Midway through her fifth season at Bowdoin, Shibles claimed her 100th win in just her 134th game overall. The Polar Bears improve to 9-8 this season with the win while the Mariners fall to 7-9.

Kaitlin Donahoe had a team-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, in the victory. Sara Binkhorst pitched in 11 points as every Polar Bear entered the scoring column in the win. It was also a record-tying night for Bowdoin first-year Shannon Brady, who tied the school record with six blocks in the win. The mark ties the record twice set by Justine Pouravelis '06 and moves her to 38 blocks this season - the eighth-most in a season in school history.

Maine Maritime was led by nine points from Leah Jackson off the bench. Mary Badeen and Rebekah Campbell had eight points apiece in the loss.

Bowdoin never trailed, jumping to a 31-9 lead, and connected on eight first-half three pointers to take a commanding 42-20 lead at halftime. The Polar Bears shot 50.8% for the game and held the Mariners to just 30.0% from the field. Bowdoin owned a 42-29 edge on the boards, scoring 18 second-chance points on 18 offensive rebounds and netting 30 points off 18 MMA turnovers.

The Polar Bears will look to stay in the win column this weekend when they travel to play at NESCAC foe Colby on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Maine Maritime will return to action at Husson on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.