Simonds Paces Polar Bears to Semster-Ending Win Over Farmington

Jack Simonds led all players with 27 points in the win over UMF
Jack Simonds led all players with 27 points in the win over UMF

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team scored a season-high 95 points and had little trouble dispatching the University of Maine-Farmington on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium, 95-48.

The Polar Bears close out their fall semester with a record of 5-3, winning four of their last five before the break. Farmington drops to 0-8 on the season

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin came out red-hot, hitting seven of their first eight three-pointers in the first half  and sprinting to a 22-6 lead after just seven minutes of play.
  • First-year Jack Simonds led the charge, scoring 16 first-half points, including 4-5 from long-range to give the hosts a 52-27 lead at halftime
  • The Polar Bears reserves continued to roll  in the second half as 11 different Bowdoin players scored
  • Bowdoin would lead by as many as 53 in the second half en route to their largest margin of victory this season

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin finished at 60% shooting for the game and held UMF to 31.6%, including 16.7% from three-point range
  • Simonds finished with a game-high 27 points in just 23 minutes. He also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots while going 11-13 from the field, including 5-6 three-pointers
  • Lucas Hausman scored 19 points on 7-10 shooting while Matt Palecki added 11 points and seven boards. Blake Gordon led the Bowdoin reserves with seven points off the bench
  • UMF was paced by 13 points from Nick Hilton and 12 from Eric Berry
  • The Polar Bears owned a 44-23 edge in rebounding

Up Next

  • Bowdoin has one more game remaining in the calendar year - Wednesday, December 30 at home against Saint Joseph's  at 7:00 p.m.
  • UMF is off until Saturday, January 2 when they travel to Waterville to play Colby