December 7, 2013

Lorrey Ties School Record, Sparks Women's Basketball Blowout of Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine - Selena Lorrey tied a school record with six three-pointers as the Bowdoin women's basketball team dominated Colby in the second half of a 83-69 win Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears, who led by as many as 25 points in the second half, remain unbeaten at 7-0 this year. The Mules fall to 3-6 overall on the season.

On the strength of her six three-pointers, Lorrey scored a game-high 21 points off the bench for the Polar Bears. Her six trifectas tie the school record held by four different players - Jill Henrikson, Katie Bergeron, Julia Loonin and Jasmine Obhrai.

Shannon Brady dominated in the paint, scoring 17 points and adding 11 rebounds while Sara Binkhorst added 13 and Megan Phelps had 10. Desi Smith had 15 points off the bench to lead Colby.

Lorrey hit four of her three-pointers in the opening period as the Polar Bears claimed a 39-34 edge at intermission. The Mules trimmed the Bowdoin lead to 43-41 following a Mia Diplock three-pointer with 16:39 remaining in the half. From there the Polar Bears dropped the hammer, rolling off a 18-0 run to put the contest out of reach. Lorrey nailed a pair of three-pointers in the run and Brady dropped in five points in the surge. When Siena Mitman completed a hoop-and-harm with 12:36 to go, Bowdoin had taken a commanding 61-41 edge.

The Polar Bears pushed the lead to as many as 25 points before a late Colby run cut the final margin to 14 points in the waning moments.

Bowdoin held a dominating 48-32 edge on the glass and scored 26 second-chance points in the win. The Polar Bears' 83 points were a season-high and their 12 turnovers were a season-low.

Bowdoin will return to action at home on Monday night with a non-conference game against Worcester State at 7:00 p.m.

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