Men's Basketball Cruises To Non-Conference Win at Southern Maine

Jake Donnelly had career-highs in both points and assists in Tuesday's win at USM
Jake Donnelly had career-highs in both points and assists in Tuesday's win at USM

GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team rode a hot-shooting first half to a comfortable 81-55 win at Southern Maine on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears have won consecutive games to improve to 3-2 this season. USM drops to 4-3 overall.

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears shot 54.5% from the field in the opening half, including 7-13 from long-distance, to take a 22-point halftime lead, 46-24
  • Six different players knocked down three-pointers for the Polar Bears, who rolled off an incredible 27-0 midway through the first half, turning a 18-17 deficit into a 44-18 lead
  • Bowdoin cruised in the opening half, leading by as many as 32 points in the eventual 26-point win

By The Numbers

  • Lucas Hausman netted 20 points in 24 minutes of action to lead all scorers
  • Jake Donnelly notched a career-high ten points and career-high eight assists in the win for Bowdoin
  • Matt Palecki also saw double-figures with 13 points and eight rebounds
  • Neil Fuller grabbed ten boards to lead all players
  • USM was led by 16 points from Atencio Martin
  • Bowdoin finished at 48.5% shooting for the game while suffocating USM defensively to just 29.2% from the field

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will travel to Waterville on Saturday for its annual non-conference game at Colby. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.