Women's Basketball Advances To Second Round Of NCAAs

Women's Basketball tips-off their NCAA tournament with a 94-32 victory over Husson.
Women's Basketball tips-off their NCAA tournament with a 94-32 victory over Husson.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin Colllege women's basketball earned a 94-32 victory over Husson in the first round of the NCAA Women's Division III Tournament on Friday evening in Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (25-2) post their largest-ever NCAA Tournament victory (62 points) and will host Farleigh Dickinson-Florham in the second round on Saturday night at 7:00pm. Husson ends its season with a record of 19-10.

Game Highlights:

  • Bowdoin came out hot as they went on an 18-0 run in the first quarter, gaining a quick 24-8 lead in the first.
  • Bowdoin did their damage on the offensive glass, grabbing nine first quarter offensive rebounds and scoring 14 second-chance points.
  • The Polar Bears capitalized on seven Husson turnovers, scoring 10 points from the Eagles mishaps in the first period.
  • Kate Kerrigan scored seven points in the first for the Polar Bears.
  • Kenzie Worcester added two and-ones for six total points in the first quarter.
  • Husson went on a 7-2 run to begin the third quarter that included a three pointer by Worcester, a Joan Overman jumper, and Anna MacKenzie layup. This put the score at 47-21 in favor of Bowdoin.
  • Bowdoin's lead increased to as many as 63 points in the fourth quarter as they cruised to the victory.

By The Numbers:

  • Bowdoin shot 50% from both the field and three-point line including 11 trifectas.
  • The Polar Bears held Husson to just 22% shooting and allowed just one three-pointer out of 17 Eagle attempts.
  • Taylor Choate was the game-high scorer with 14 points, while also adding four rebounds and three assists.
  • Kenzie Worcester was the high-scorer for Husson with 13 points, adding five rebounds.
  • The Polar Bears had three players score double figures, including Kate Kerrigan and Annie Maher, who had ten points each.
  • Bowdoin's bench provided a spark, recording 53 points and every Polar Bear scored in the game.

 Up Next:

Bowdoin advances to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament and will face Farleigh Dickinson at 7:00 p.m. in Morrell Gymnasium. Tickets will go on sale at the door at 6:00 p.m.