WATERVILLE, Maine - The Colby College men's basketball team outscored Bowdoin 8-2 over the final 1:05 to rally for a 86-81 win on Saturday afternoon.
In the conference match-up between the squads, the Mules move to 5-1 this season while the Polar Bears fall to 3-3.
- After draining eight first-half three-pointers, the Mules held a 44-35 edge at halftime
- The Polar Bears came storming out of the locker room, opening the second half on a 12-4 run, sparked by six points from Jake Donnelly, to trim the Colby lead to 48-47 with 16:32 to go
- Bowdoin took their first lead since the opening minutes with 12:48 on the clock when Jack Simonds nailed a three-pointer to make it 53-51, but Colby answered with a layup to knot the game and later used a brief 7-2 spurt to take a 64-59 lead with nine minutes to go
- Bowdoin rallied to tie the game on a Matt Palecki layup, 66-66, with seven minutes to go, capping a 7-2 Polar Bear surge
- The teams traded blows until an 8-2 run by Bowdoin, topped by another Simonds trifecta, gave the Polar Bears a 79-78 lead with under two minutes to play
- Colby scored the next eight points however, getting buckets from Chris Hudnut and Sam Willson and then sealing the game from the free throw line all in the final 1:05
By The Numbers
- Lucas Hausman led all players with 22 points for Bowdoin
- Simonds finished with 15 while Donnelly ended with 11. Liam Farley had 15 big points off the bench for the Polar Bears
- Hudnut led Colby with 21 points
- Colby held a 39-35 edge on the glass and finished at 50% shooting for the game, including 11 three-pointers. Bowdoin shot 44% for the contest
- The victory was just Colby's second against Bowdoin in the last 11 meetings between the teams
- Bowdoin will be back in action on Tuesday evening at Maine Maritime for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off