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