BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin and Hunter College women's basketball teams both emerged victorious for the second consecutive day to round out action at the 2017 Coastal Classic hosted by Bowdoin.
The seventh-ranked Polar Bears eased past Hartwick 92-49 while Hunter ran past Anna Maria 67-32. Kate Kerrigan (Bowdoin), Taylor Choate (Bowdoin), Jade Aponte (Hunter), Janine Conway (Hunter), Kristina Russo (Anna Maria) and Carly Johnson (Hartwick) were named to the All-Classic team.
Bowdoin 92, Hartwick 49
The Polar Bears matched their best start in the last ten years, improving to 11-0 with a 92-49 win over Hartwick, who falls to 1-8 this season.
Bowdoin jumped to a 19-8 lead after one quarter of play and held a 43-27 advantage at intermission. The Polar Bears put the contest away with a dominant third quarter and led by as many as 43 points in the second half en route to the win.
The Polar Bears collected more offensive rebounds (36) than Hartwick had total rebounds (33) and cashed in for 35 second-chance points while also forcing 29 turnovers and scoring 39 points off miscues in the victory.
Lauren Petit scored a team-best 15 points for Bowdoin whhile Taylor Choate had 13 points, five steals and four rebounds. Kate Kerrigan had 12 points, eight boards, six assists and four steals while Maddie Hasson scored 12 points. Olivia Ware had seven rebounds off the bench for Bowdoin.
Carly Johnson led four Hartwick players in double digits with 15 points. Alexa Dubois, Caitlin Corbett and Kelly Pine each had ten points for the Hawks.
Bowdoin will return to action next Friday evening when they open NESCAC play at home against Bates at 7:00 p.m.
Hunter 67, Anna Maria 32
The Hunter College women's basketball team improved to 9-2 with an impressive 67-32 win over Anna Maria, as the AmCats drop to 1-9 this year.
Hunter jumped to a 22-5 lead after the opening ten minutes, extended their lead to 40-16 at the break and held Anna Maria scoreless in the third quarter on their way to the victory.
Jade Aponte led the Hawks with 15 points while Janine Conway added 12. Anna Maria was paced by 14 points from Kristina Russo. The AmCats shot just 20% from the field in the game and turned the ball over 26 times, leading to 28 points for Hunter. The Hawks reserves also accounted for 34 points in the win.