Men's Basketball Jumps To Early Lead, Coasts To Win at Maine Maritime

Matt Palecki scored all 17 of his points in the opening half against Maine Maritime
Matt Palecki scored all 17 of his points in the opening half against Maine Maritime

CASTINE, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team scored the first 16 points of the game en route to a convincing 84-54 win at Maine Maritime on Tuesday night.

The Polar Bears improve to 4-3 while the Mariners drop to 2-4

Game Highlights

  • Matt Palecki sparked the game-opening run for the Polar Bears, scoring nine of the team's points in a 16-0 surge to start the contest
  • Maine Maritime missed its first six shots and committed three turnovers in the first five minutes and could never recover
  • Bowdoin extended its lead to 49-20 at halftime thanks to 58% first-half shooting, including 54% (6-11) from three-point range
  • The Polar Bears led by as many as 33 points in the second half on their way to the win

By The Numbers

  • Thirteen different players scored for Bowdoin, who was led by 17 from Palecki, all coming in the first half
  • Jack Simonds (12 points, eight rebounds) and Jake Donnelly (10 points) also saw double-figures for the Polar Bears
  • Bowdoin finished at 50% shooting for the contest and held a 48-26 edge in rebounding
  • The Polar Bear bench outscored Maine Maritime's by a 35-11 margin in the victory, led by nine points from Tim Ahn

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday with a home game against Maine Farmington. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.