Wesleyan Pulls Away in Second Half to Beat Bowdoin in Men's Hoops

Lucas Hausman had a game-high 26 points in Saturday's loss to Wesleyan
Lucas Hausman had a game-high 26 points in Saturday's loss to Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped in a 77-62 setback to Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears dip to 9-4 (1-1 NESCAC) while the Cardinals improve to 11-3 (1-1 NESCAC).

Lucas Hausman continued his hot play with a game-high 26 points, but no other Polar Bear saw double figures. The Cardinals countered with five players in double digits, including 18 points apiece from Jack Mackey and Joe Edmonds.

Tied at 31-31 at halftime, Bowdoin opened a four-point lead early in the second period. The Cardinals buried three consecutive three-pointers to turn the tables, taking a 40-35 lead with under 15 minutes to play. The Cardinals extended their lead at the charity stripe, connecting on 17-18 in the second period to push their lead to double digits. Wesleyan also hit seven second-half three-pointers to pull away.

Bowdoin connected on just 33% from the field, including 4-24 (16.7%) from long distance. Wesleyan held a thin 36-33 lead on the glass and hit 47% of their shots in the victory.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Friday with a game at Williams at 7:00 p.m.