BRUNSWICK, Maine - Lucas Hausman scored a game-high 35 points to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to its fourth consecutive victory, 87-67, over Bridgewater State University on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears improve to 7-3 this season while the Bears fall to 3-8.
- Tied at 11 apiece in the early going, a 9-0 run courtesy of three consecutive Hausman three-pointers, gave Bowdoin the lead for good
- Bridgewater State closed to within six points on three occasions in the first half and made it an eight-point game at halftime, 40-32, thanks to a Rocky Deandrade running layup with 30 seconds remaining in the opening half
- After Bridgewater's Michael Soares cut the lead to six points again just one minute into the second half, Bowdoin replied with a 10-0 run, sparked by five points each from Hausman and Neil Fuller, to push the lead to 16 points, 50-34, with 16:40 to go
- Matt Palecki nailed a three-pointer with 14:51 remaining to spark another 10-0 Polar Bear run that put the contest out of reach
- Bowdoin shot 65% from the field in the second half to push the lead to as many as 25 points
By The Numbers
- Hausman led all scorers with a season-best 35 points, marking the fourth time he's surpassed 30 points this season, including 4-5 from three-point range
- Matt Palecki pitched in 14 points and nine rebounds for Bowdoin while Jake Donnelly had a team-best seven assists
- Joseph Carty led three Bridgewater State players in double figures with 18 points to go with seven boards
- Ryan Carney totaled 14 points off the bench, including four three-pointers, while DeAndrade had 10 points for the Bears
- Bowdoin finished at 55% shooting for the game compared to 39% for Bridgewater State
- The Polar Bears held a 44-28 edge in rebounding and cashed in for 16 second-chance points
- Bowdoin opens NESCAC play Friday at Tufts for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off
- Bridgewater State will host UMass-Boston on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.