Women's Hoops Caps Regular Season With Win at Wesleyan

Taylor Choate had 12 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals in the win at Wesleyan
Taylor Choate had 12 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals in the win at Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team concluded a fantastic regular season with an 88-51 victory over Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The third-ranked Polar Bears finish the regular season at 23-1 (9-1 NESCAC), the best regular-season mark for the program since they finished the 2006-07 regular season with a 24-1 mark. They will be the second seed for the upcoming conference tournament and will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game at Morrell Gymnasium on Saturday, February 17 with opponent to be determined following Sunday's final NESCAC regular season game between Tufts and Trinity.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin came out hot and jumped out to a 10-0 lead within the first 3:29 of play.
  • Wesleyan used a 7-2 run capped off by a three-pointer from Maeve Vitale at the 4:02 mark to cut the deficit to five (12-7) but it proved to be the closest the Cardinals would get the rest of the way.
  • A three-point play by Abby Kelly with 00:25 on the clock gave Bowdoin a 24-11 lead after one.
  • The Polar Bears continued to increase their lead in a high scoring second quarter, pushing their lead to 21 points at the break, 51-30.
  • It was all Bowdoin in the second half after outscoring the Cardinals 27-10 in the third quarter to claim 78-40 lead entering the fourth, putting the game out of reach.

By The Numbers

  • Five different players scored in double-figures for Bowdoin as Kate Kerrigan and Hannah Graham led the way with 13 each.
  • Lydia Caputi pulled in a team-high seven boards and Taylor Choate dished out a game-high five assists. Choate also scored 12 points, grabbed five boards and recorded three steals.
  • Bowdoin held a 50-34 edge in rebounding and forced 21 turnovers, converting them into 26 points.
  • The Polar Bear bench also outscored Wesleyan 50-12  in the win.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game next Saturday in Morrell Gymnasium with game time and opponent to be determined.