Men's Hoops Falls In Road Contest at Hamilton

Hugh O'Neil had eight points off the bench for Bowdoin against Hamilton
Hugh O'Neil had eight points off the bench for Bowdoin against Hamilton

CLINTON, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team dropped a 86-71 decision to Hamilton on Saturday afternoon at Scott Field House.

The Continentals improve to 11-10 (2-5 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 9-9 (2-5 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The teams played a tightly-contested opening half that saw four tie scores
  • Tied at 24 with five minutes left in the frame, Hamilton used a 7-2 surge to push ahead late in the half and closed the period on a 6-2 run to take a 39-33 lead at the break
  • Hamilton pushed the lead to 11 points early in the second half, 44-33, and Bowdoin recovered with a 8-2 run that closed the gap to 46-41 with 15 minutes remaining
  •  The Continentals again pushed the lead to 11 points and Bowdoin could get no closer than seven points for the remainder of the game

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin had no answer for Hamilton's Ajani Santos, who finished with a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds on 11-18 shooting
  • The Polar Bears had four players in double figures, led by 18 from Lucas Hausman
  • Jack Simonds pitched in 14 while Jake Donnelly had 11 and Matt Palecki added 10
  • Hamilton finished at 43% shooting while Bowdoin connected on 38% for the contest
  • The Continental bench held a 27-14 edge in scoring

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will look to bounce back on Sunday as they play their rescheduled contest at Middlebury at 1:00 p.m.