Late Run Lifts Men's Basketball Over UNE

Liam Farley scored 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds against UNE
Liam Farley scored 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds against UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team closed the game on an 8-0 run to pull away from the University of New England in a 60-52 win on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-1 on the season while the Nor'easters drop to 1-3.

Game Highlights

  • After the teams traded baskets in the early going, Bowdoin rode a 13-1 run, sparked by a pair of three-pointers from Liam Farley to take a 21-10 lead midway through the opening period.
  • Bowdoin extended their lead to as many as 16 points in the first half before a late push by UNE closed the halftime gap to 34-26.
  • A 16-3 run early in the second half saw UNE regain the lead for the first time since early in the game as a Jean-Luc Parker jumper gave the hosts a 42-40 edge with under ten minutes to go.
  • Bowdoin regained the lead and the teams traded buckets until, with 1:05 to play, a three-pointer by UNE's Daron Hoges tied the game at 52 apiece.
  • David Reynolds answered for Bowdoin on the next possession, burying a jumper to give the Polar Bears a 54-52 edge with 39 seconds left. Reynolds then grabbed the rebound after a defensive stop by Bowdoin with under 30 seconds remaining.
  • Bowdoin went 6-6 in the final 22 seconds from the free-throw line to clinch the win.

By The Numbers

  • Jack Simonds finished with a game-high 19 points, including a trio of three-pointers while Liam Farley added 13 points and ten rebounds.
  • Hugh O'Neil grabbed 16 rebounds for Bowdoin, who held a 52-32 edge in rebounding.
  • Reynolds scored 11 points off the bench for the Polar Bears and also collected six caroms.
  • UNE was led by 17 points from Jean-Luc Parker

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action at Babson on Sunday the 27th at 2:00 p.m.