Men's Basketball Coasts to Win in Semester Finale Over Farmington

Lucas Hausman scored 23 points on 9-15 shooting on Friday night
Lucas Hausman scored 23 points on 9-15 shooting on Friday night

BRUNSWICK, Maine  - Bowdoin's Lucas Hausman and Bryan Hurley outscored the University of Maine-Farmington by themselves as the Polar Bear men's basketball team cruised to a 72-41 win over the Beavers on Friday evening.

Bowdoin closes out its first semester with a record of 6-3. Maine-Farmington falls to 2-5 with the loss.

Hausman led all players with 23 points while Hurley scored 19 for the Polar Bears. Hurley added four steals while John Swords finished with seven points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Uriah Forest-Bulley led Farmington with 16 points.

Bowdoin quickly opened a ten-point lead and held UMF to just five points over the first 15 minutes of play. The Polar Bears took a 36-14 edge at halftime thanks to a dominating 24-8 edge on the glass and a tenacious defense that held the Beavers to just 4-22 (18.2%) from the field.

The Polar Bears coasted in the second half, leading by as many as 32 points. Bowdoin finished at 47.5% shooting for the contest and owned a 44-21 advantage in rebounding. Farmington connected on just 28.9% (13-45) for the game.

Bowdoin will return to action with another in-state opponent on Sunday, January 4 as they host Southern Maine at 3:00 p.m.