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