Men's Basketball Can't Overcome Early Deficit at Williams

Liam Farley had 11 points in the loss at Williams
Liam Farley had 11 points in the loss at Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Williams College men's basketball team pulled away from Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon in a 72-55 victory over the Polar Bears.

The 13th-ranked Ephs improve to 18-4 (6-2 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears drop to 14-7 (3-5 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Williams jumped out of the gate quickly, taking a 15-3 lead on a Cole Teal three-pointer just five minutes into the game.
  • Bowdoin slowly climbed back into the contest, using a 16-5 surge to come within a single point, 20-19, following a David Reynolds three-pointer late in the opening half.
  • The Ephs maintained the lead for the remainder of the half and were able to build a five-point cushion at the break, 33-28.
  • The Polar Bears stayed within striking distance early in the second half, and trailed by four points, 40-36, after another Reynolds three-pointer with 13:30 to go.
  • Bowdoin went cold for the next six minutes, however, going scoreless while Williams used a 9-0 run to push the lead to double digits and could get no closer over the final seven minutes of the game.

By The Numbers

  • Williams connected on 47% from the field while Bowdoin hit just 31% for the game.
  • David Reynolds and Liam Farley had 11 points each for the Polar Bears. Hugh O'Neil had eight rebounds.
  • James Heskett led all players with 31 points for the Ephs.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns home next weekend for a pair of huge games with crucial NESCAC playoff berths on the line. The Polar Bears will play Conn. College on Friday (7:00 p.m.) with senior day scheduled for Saturday at home against Wesleyan (3:00 p.m.).