Men's Basketball Blitzes Bates To Complete Season Sweep

Tim Ahn had seven points, five assists and five steals off the bench for Bowdoin
Tim Ahn had seven points, five assists and five steals off the bench for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jack Simonds scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a 73-51 non-conference win over Bates on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. 

The Polar Bears improve to 10-10 this season while the Bobcats fall to 10-13 overall. The win completes a season sweep for Bowdoin against Bates as the Polar Bears earned a 84-77 win in the NESCAC match-up between the schools in Lewiston on January 9.

Game Highlights

  • Both teams struggled offensively in the early going as the squads were tied at 20 apiece with under seventh minutes to go in the opening period
  • Tim Ahn hit a shot clock-beating jumper and Jack Simonds scored eight points to spark a 13-4 run that gave Bowdoin some breathing room
  • Jack Hewitt put home a layup with seconds to go before the break to give Bowdoin a 35-28 lead at halftime
  • Bates stayed within striking distance in the second half, closing to within four points early in the period, 43-39, following a Marcus Delpeche dunk
  • Bowdoin answered with ten straight points, featuring eight from Simonds as Bates went ice cold from the field, going over six minutes without scoring as the Polar Bears built a 53-39 lead with 9:26 to play
  • The Bobcats could get no closer than 11 points over the final minutes as Bowdoin slowly pushed the final margin to 22

By The Numbers

  • Simonds finished 11-15 from the field while Hausman pitched in 17 points and seven boards for the Polar Bears
  • Marcus Delpeche was the lone Bobcat in double figures, scoring 12 points and collecting seven rebounds
  • Bowdoin got a solid contribution off the bench from Tim Ahn, who scored seven points, dished out five assists and had five steals in the win
  • Bates shot just 30% from the field for the contest, including 17% (4-23) from three-point range
  • Bowdoin shot 47% from the field and held a 47-38 advantage on the glass

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will host Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening
  • Bates will return to action on Sunday at Williams in their final NESCAC contest of the year at 2:00 p.m.