Men's Basketball Wins First Game Of Season In Rout of Worcester State

Zavier Rucker matched his career high with 23 points in the win over Saint Joseph's
Zavier Rucker matched his career high with 23 points in the win over Saint Joseph's

DANBURY, Conn. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team bounced back in a big way to defeat Worcester State, 90-65, in the consolation game of the Western Connecticut Colonial Classic on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (1-1) rebounded from last night's buzzer-beating setback to win their first game of the season. Worcester State falls to 2-3 with the loss.

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears put the game out of reach early, taking an 18-4 lead just seven minutes into the contest.
  • David Reynolds scored eight points in the run that gave Bowdoin the early lead.
  • Bowdoin maintained their double-digit lead into the half, 45-30. Reynolds scored 16 and Zavier Rucker added 10 in the first twenty minutes.
  • The Polar Bears stretched their lead to as many 36 points down the stretch.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin finished at 55.9% shooting for the game and held a 44-25 edge in rebounding.
  • Reynolds led Bowdoin with 24 points while Zavier Rucker added 23 with four assists and three steals.
  • Jack Simonds tallied a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and Hugh O'Neil grabbed 13 rebounds.
  • Will Watkins, Jr., scored 16 for Worcester State.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to action on Tuesday evening at the University of New England at 7:30 p.m.