BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team opened the second half on a 25-4 run to pull away from Trinity, 59-46, on Friday evening at Morrrell Gymnasium.
The 19th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 18-2 (5-1 NESCAC) with the win while the Bantams fall to 10-8 (3-3 NESCAC). Bowdoin has claimed 16 of the last 17 meetings between the teams.
Sara Binkhorst scored a game-high 17 points for the Polar Bears while Megan Phelps pitched in 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Bowdoin. Trinity had four players finish with six points in the loss.
Bowdoin held a 28-20 lead at halftime thanks to seven points each from Binkhorst and Phelps in the opening period. The game was decided in the first ten minutes of the second half, however, as the Polar Bears used a huge run to put the game out of reach.
Shannon Brady opened the stanza with a lay-in for Bowdoin and consecutive three-pointers from Phelps and Selena Lorrey sparked the surge. By the time Anna Prohl converted on a hoop-and-harm and Binkhorst nailed a pair of free throws with 8:57 to play, the Polar Bears had stretched their lead to 53-24.
Bowdoin held Trinity to 27% shooting (16-59) for the game, including 20% (3-15) from long-distance. The Polar Bears converted on 43% from the field in the win and held a 41-32 edge in rebounding.
The Polar Bears will host Amherst on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Morrell Gymnasium. Trinity will travel to Waterville to face Colby at 2:00 p.m.