BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Abe Woldeslassie as assistant men's basketball coach. Woldeslassie joins coach Tim Gilbride's staff after a decorated career at Macalester (Minn.) College and brings a wealth of collegiate basketball experience to the Polar Bears.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior basketball players Mark Phillips (Ashland, Mass.) and Leah Rubega (Norwich, Conn.) have been named All-American athletes by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In its 32nd year, the NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program honors student-athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's basketball players Mark Phillips (Ashland, Mass.) and Will Hanley (New Canaan, Conn.) have been named All-State by the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writer's Association. The duo paced the Polar Bears in scoring and rebounding in 2009-10.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's basketball senior Mark Phillips (Ashland, Mass.) has been named First-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference in selections announced on Wednesday afternoon. Phillips, who closed out a stellar career for the Polar Bears, is Bowdoin's first First-Team All-NESCAC selection since Kyle Petrie in 2006.
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's basketball team built a 19-point lead at halftime and held off rival Bowdoin College in the second half for an 80-64 victory in the opening round of the NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship on Saturday. Bowdoin, the fifth seed, ends its season with a 13-12 record. With 18 points, senior center Mark Phillips managed to surpass the 1,000 point mark for his career.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team will play at Bates College at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. Tickets for Saturday's game are expected to be limited, and fans are encouraged to get tickets in advance. Tickets, which are $3 for adults, $1 for children and free for Bowdoin students with ID, will be available at the Athletic Department Office in the Buck Center on Thursday afternoon and Friday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's basketball player Will Hanley (New Canaan, Conn.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week. The sophomore posted a trio of double-doubles as the Polar Bears secured the fifth seed for the upcoming conference tournament. The Polar Bears will travel to Lewiston to play at Bates in the NESCAC Quarterfinals this Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine The Bowdoin College mens basketball team secured the fifth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament by taking a convincing 67-47 win over Connecticut College in their regular season finale on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 13-11 (4-5 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 10-14 (2-7 NESCAC).
BRUNSWICK, Maine Shasha Brown scored a game-high 24 points, including seven in overtime, to lead the Wesleyan University mens basketball team to a 80-77 overtime victory at Bowdoin on Friday evening. The Cardinals (11-12, 3-5 NESCAC) and Polar Bears (13-10, 4-4) both still have a chance at earning a NESCAC Quarterfinal home game pending Saturdays results.
BRUNSWICK, Maine The Bowdoin College mens basketball team never trailed in a 68-57 non-conference victory over Bridgewater State College on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears (12-10) snap a three-game losing skid while the Bears (15-6) have their 12-game winning streak snapped. Will Hanley had 15 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the win.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The second-ranked Williams College men's basketball team snapped a two-year losing streak to Bowdoin in a 97-54 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Ephs improve to 21-1 this season and 7-0 in conference play. Bowdoin drops to 11-10 (3-4 NESCAC) with the loss.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Leading 38-25 at intermission, the Middlebury College men's basketball team went on a 15-2 run to open the second half en route to a 76-65 win over Bowdoin Friday night at Pepin Gym. The eighth-ranked Panthers improve to 18-2 and 5-1 in NESCAC play, while the Polar Bears drop to 11-9 overall and 3-3 in conference action.
BRUNSWICK, Maine The Plymouth State University mens basketball team held off Bowdoin College 55-54 in a non-conference victory on Tuesday night at Morrell Gymnasium. The Panthers improve to 13-7 this season while the Polar Bears fall to 11-8 overall. Will Hanley had a career-high 23 points as Bowdoin lost their fifth game by three or fewer points this season.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team connected on 59.5% of their shots for the game en route to a 60-56 win over Trinity on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears complete a weekend sweep against NESCAC foes Amherst and Trinity and improve to 10-7 (2-2 NESCAC) this season, notching their first regular-season sweep of the Jeffs and Bantams for the first time since 1998-99.
BRUNSWICK, Maine Mark Phillips put home a rebound with two seconds remaining to give the Bowdoin mens basketball team a dramatic 69-68 win over 18th-ranked Amherst on Friday evening. The Polar Bears improve to 10-7 (2-2 NESCAC) with the win while the Jeffs fall to 13-4 (3-1) with the defeat. Phillips posted 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory for Bowdoin. Click the link to see the game-winning basket.
WATERVILLE, Maine - The Thomas College men's basketball team used a 15-0 run early in the second half to pull away from Bowdoin in a 81-70 victory on Tuesday evening. The Terriers improve to 11-2 this season while the Polar Bears fall to 9-6 overall. Paul Sellew posted 11 points and 11 rebounds in the setback for Bowdoin.
MEDFORD, Mass. - Tufts senior Dave Beyel hit a long three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in the second half to break a 53-53 tie and give the Tufts men's basketball team a 58-53 win against Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym. Visiting Bowdoin, which received game-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore Will Hanley, dropped to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in the league.
LEWISTON, Maine - Bowdoin's Mark Phillips posted 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Polar Bear men's basketball team to a 74-70 overtime win at Bates on Friday. The win improves Bowdoin to 9-5 this season (1-1 NESCAC). The victory is also the first career win for Bowdoin assistant coach Preston Beverly, who served as head coach in the absence of Tim Gilbride, who missed the game due to illness.
BABSON PARK, Mass. Babson College first-year Alex Rudolph drained a three-pointer from the right wing as time expired to lift the Beavers to a dramatic 63-60 victory over visiting Bowdoin College in a non-conference mens basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Beavers, who evened their record at 8-8, while the Polar Bears lost their second in a row to fall to 8-5.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Colby's Gil Halyon converted on three free-throws with 14 seconds remaining to break a 48-48 tie and propel the Mules men's basketball team to a 53-51 win at Bowdoin on Saturday. In the NESCAC opener for both squads, Colby improves to 10-2 (1-0 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 8-4 (0-1 NESCAC).
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's basketball player Mark Phillips (Ashland, Mass.) and his twin brother Kyle (Hartwick College) are profiled in Thursday's edition of the Boston Globe. Click the link above to read the full story. The Polar Bears return to action on Saturday when they host rival Colby College at 4:00 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team pulled away from Maine Farmington in the second half en route to a 66-46 victory at Morrell Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears bounce back from Wednesday's loss to St. Joseph's and improve to 8-3 this season while the Beavers remain winless at 0-8.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Saint Joseph's Chris Petzy enjoyed a perfect night from the field and a team-high 22 points as the Monks men's basketball team held off Bowdoin in a thriller on Wednesday evening, 83-82. The Polar Bears, who had three chances to win it in the closing moments, fall to 7-3 this season. The Monks improve to 8-1. Mark Phillips led Bowdoin with 22 points.
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team earned a victory in their first game in over two weeks, defeating NAIA school Johnson & Wales, 64-61, in a game played in south Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Polar Bears collect their sixth win in their last seven games and improve to 7-2 overall this season.
WATERVILLE, Maine - Will Hanley had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead four Bowdoin College players in double figures in a 69-56 win over previously unbeaten Colby College on Saturday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium. Bowdoin improves to 6-2 overall, while the Mules fall to 7-1. Paul Sellew, Mark Phillips and Ryan O'Connell also saw double digits for the Polar Bears in the win.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell '54 has been named the 2010 Theodore Roosevelt Award recipient. The highest honor bestowed by the NCAA, the award is presented annually to a former student-athlete for whom competitive athletics in college and attention to physical well being after graduation have been important factors in a distinguished career of national significance and achievement.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Colby-Sawyer men's basketball team rallied from a 16-point deficit with eight minutes remaining to shock Bowdoin on Thursday evening, 74-73. The Chargers improve to 4-2 this season with the victory while Bowdoin drops to 5-2. Bowdoin featured five players in double figures in the loss.
CASTINE, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team sprinted out to a 12-3 lead and never looked back in a 79-55 victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears improve to 5-1 overall this season while the Mariners fall to 2-3 overall. Ryan O'Connell's outside sharpshooting led to a game-high 20 points for Bowdoin.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team held off a late rally by Bates to take a 71-67 non-conference victory at Morrell Gymnasium on Thursday evening. The win improves the Polar Bears to 4-1 this season while the Bobcats fall to 3-2 overall. Mark Phillips led Bowdoin with 14 points.
GORHAM, Maine - Will Hanley posted his second-straight double-double and scored the game-winning bucket with three seconds remaining to give the Bowdoin College men's basketball team a 68-66 victory over Southern Maine on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears (3-1) led by as many as 20 points in the second half and survived a furious comeback to pick up their 11th-straight win over the Huskies (1-5).